Your Future is at Stake...
Big Food and Big Government
are getting together to decide how much information you'll
be allowed to have about low carb products.
Do you want the Food and Drug Administration to decide what is low carb and what isn?t?
Don?t let them do it without hearing your voice.
Sign the Low Carb Consumers League Petition Now!
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Low Carb Consumers' League
ATTN: Petition Clerk
P.O. Box 62
Denver, CO 80201
An Explanation of how the FDA Petition Process Works
by Dan Maiullo
With thanks to Claudia Lewis-Eng of Emord & Associates, here is a brief explanation
of how FDA handles nutrient content claim petitions.
Within 15 days of receipt of the petition, FDA will forward a letter notifying the
petitioner the date on which the petition was received. That letter will inform the
petitioner whether the agency intends to review the petition or whether the petition
is incomplete and more information is necessary for review.
Within 100 days of the date of receipt of the petition, FDA will inform the petitioner
whether the petition is filed or denied. If the petition is denied, the letter will
specify the basis of the denial. If the petition is filed, then the date of the notification
letter becomes the date for filing. If FDA does not act within 100 days, the petition will
be deemed denied unless an extension is mutually agreed upon. Please note that a petition
that has been denied or has been deemed denied without filing shall not be made available
to the public.
Within 90 days of the date of filing the petition FDA will notifiy the petitioner of whether
the petition is denied or the agency will intends to propose a regulation to provide for
the new term in the Federal Register. FDA will publish the proposal to amend the regulations
for a new term in the Federal Register with 90 days of the date of filing. That letter will
announce the availability of the petition for public disclosure.
If FDA does not act within 90 days of the date of filing the petition shall be deemed denied
unless an extension is mutually agreed upon.
If FDA issues a proposal, the rulemaking must be completed within 540 days of the date of
receipt of the petition. (The 540 days likely does not include any mutually agreed upon
As far as I know, FDA has not taken any action on any of the 3 petitions submitted so far
for nutrient content claims for carbohydrate.
Copyright © June 2004 Low Carb Luxury.
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