The American Celiac Task Force was created
in 2003 to address an issue that is vital to the health and
welfare of the two million Americans facing celiac disease:
clear, understandable food labeling. Celiac disease is an
autoimmune disorder treated solely by a gluten-free diet,
yet celiac's today face a difficult burden in determining
if the food they wish to buy is safe for them to eat. The
purpose of the Task Force was to bring together the celiac
community to work collectively toward this common goal. The
American Celiac Task Force is actively working toward the
enactment of Federal legislation to declare food allergens
on product labels. Members of the Task Force include manufacturers
of gluten-free foods, support groups, medical centers with
celiac disease services and programs, and specialty organizations
serving the celiac community.
How to Get Involved:
Recent newspaper and TV coverage about the Center for Celiac
Research Prevalence Study has brought greater awareness of
Celiac Disease. Congress needs to learn more. They need to
hear about celiac disease from those it affects – you,
your friends and family.
Legislation requiring food manufacturers
to list known food allergens on product labels will soon be
introduced in Congress. Clear ingredient labels, are the key
to YOUR medical treatment. Without clear ingredient labels,
the food we eat to keep us healthy, actually does the opposite.
Check the Center for Celiac Research (CFCR) website –
– for news on how you can get involved and take action
to improve the labeling of food products.