“In 2004, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) tasked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop and finalize standards for gluten-free labeling. Due in 2008, the Celiac community is still waiting for FDA to fulfill that mandate. A year ago, news outlets from coast to coast were buzzing about gluten-free labeling. Activist chefs gathered in Washington, DC, to build the world’s tallest gluten-free cake, while advocates hosted a summit for gluten-free labeling.” [Source: 1in133.org]
As a result of these efforts, the FDA reopened the comment period for the gluten-free labeling regulations in the United States (FDA news release- August 2, 2011). They have since promised to issue the labeling regulations by the end of the third quarter of 2012 .
In anticipation of the release of these regulations, the American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) invites you to make cupcakes — one for every year you have been gluten-free! Take a picture of your cupcakes and post to the ACDA’s Facebook page. Then spread awareness by sharing the link with your friends and family via email, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, etc.
The BabyCakes Cake Art Contest is now in the voting stages and “Showers of Flowers” needs your support! Click here to visit the cake gallery and cast your vote for #6 “Showers of Flowers” (representing Toronto, Canada)! There are some amazing creations in the gallery!We appreciate your votes. Check the BabyCakesNYC blog after May 7 to find out who won!
To celebrate Spring, BabyCakes is holding its first ever Cake Art Contest of the World! To enter: Make a cake using the BabyCakes mixes* and frosting and decorate it with whatever Spring-inspired splendor you can imagine—there are no rules limiting your creative hankerings. Then, by April 19th, send a picture of this masterpiece to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name, city and state, and what you are calling your cake. You can then consider yourself entered in the inaugural BabyCakes Cake Art Contest of the World! (You may also send them a photo of yourself as well.)
Visit Glutino’s Facebook page and vote on your favourite sandwich name for a chance to win a free loaf of Genius by Glutino bread. For every vote, you will also receive an entry into their grand prize drawing for an $1,000 gift certificate to glutenfree.com!