Friday, March 8, 2013

Milk to Contain Aspartame...FDA Federal, and Fake Trickery Will Be Exposed, and Corrected

Why sign a petition if the FDA decides that electronic submission on a single submission does not count for all the signers of a petition?

March 8, 2013
How Did the FDA Respond to 1 Million Signatures to Label GMOs? They Ignored Them!

By Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
Tuesday marked the deadline for the Food and Drug Administration to respond to the “Just Label It” petition, urging the agency to label genetically modified foods for American consumers. The anti-climactic response was essentially: We’ve made no decision and require more time.

Organizers say the campaign garnered more than a million supporters, far more than any other petition brought to the FDA in history. But the FDA disagrees. By its count the number is: 394. The agency says that if 35,000 people, for instance, sign their name to the same form letter it only counts as one person or “comment.” And if tens of thousands sign a petition, they are only counted as one “comment,” too.

“They sent a letter saying that they had not made a decision yet and when they did they would let us know,” said Andrew Kimbrell an attorney for the Center for Food Safety, one of the partner groups on the Just Label It campaign.

“We know that this is a complicated issue and this response is not uncommon,” he said. “But legally they are in a very difficult position in not mandating labeling because, among other things, so many of our trading partner require it.”

He was hopeful for an expeditious response but noted that JLI could also sue for unreasonably delay if it should come to that.

During a press conference for the Just Label It campaign Tuesday, organizers presented results of a Mellman Group poll showing that 91 percent of Americans polled (representing a wide geographical and political swath) favored labeling. Eighty-one percent strongly favored it.

Read the Full Story and Comment Here:,0,1662591.story

OK, if this the precedence set in all departments of our government, and globally, then we need to realize this, and set our own precedence.
1st- If you know this blog, you know I say to fax your government, especially the Congress. Because, and am still looking for the citation of this law, in the early 1980's a law was made that all faxes must go into the Congressional Record.

2nd- When it comes to the departments of government like the FDA, or USDA we have a special portal to make our comments and be heard.

3rd- Why is it that these groups who start petitions do not know this!?

4th- By signing a petition people are setting themselves up for solicitation for donations to the group who puts up the petition. Many people fall for this. Remember, there are many who hide behind a non-profit title who only use it to profit from.

Right now we have a situation:

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the

International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition requesting that the Agency amend the standard of identity for milk and 17 other dairy products to provide for the use of any safe and suitable sweetener as an optional ingredient. FDA is issuing this notice to request comments, data, and information about the issues presented in the petition.

DATES: Submit either written or electronic comments by May 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FDA-2009-

P-0147 by any of the following methods:

Electronic Submissions
Submit electronic comments in the following way:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Not only can we read the entire regulation to comment on, we can comment HERE.
With no email full boxes, or calls for donations...That never end! Cause our names are sold in lists by some! Why would anyone give these people a credit card #, or access to withdrawals to their bank account monthly? Professional telemarketers are the solicitors! Practiced, persistent...and feeding off our guilt to make the world better.

So, lets do things in a better way! And, start right now!

...IDFA and NMPF argue that nutrient content claims such as ``reduced calorie'' are not attractive to children, and maintain that consumers can more easily identify the overall nutritional value of milk products that are flavored with non-nutritive sweeteners if the labels do not include such claims. Further, the petitioners assert that consumers do not recognize milk--including flavored milk--as necessarily containing sugar. Accordingly, the petitioners state that milk flavored with non-nutritive sweeteners should be labeled as milk without further claims so that consumers can ``more easily identify its overall nutritional value.''...
If you read this proposed regulation (I hope you do) you will note that the FDA makes comments on the page, and they are smart and informative! Here's just a couple:
5. The petition notes that ice cream is permitted to contain either a nutritive or non-nutritive sweetener without the label bearing a nutrient content claim or otherwise distinguishing the two types of products from one another.And this continues to get worse all the time and in all governmental departments.
And Goat's Milk? Which people would think is healthy, is not...LOOK- the bottom of the notice of petition..
``Frozen Desserts: Removal of Standards of Identity for Ice Milk and Goat's Milk Ice Milk; Amendment of Standards of Identity for Ice Cream and Frozen Custard and Goat's Milk Ice Cream'' (59 FR 47072, September 14, 1994).

GO HERE TO COMMENT!!! It only asks for 1st, middle and last name!!! Country and state!!!!submitComment;D=FDA-2009-P-0147-0012
IT WANTS your Organization's name as a required field...hmmmm
We will have to think about this. Any ideas are welcome.
Maybe we could start an Organization...non-profit or for profit? Called "People who want to comment on federal regulation petitions"

Or, maybe these non-profits who are gathering up money from people need to work for their money, and individually put those people's names into this comment form from their GMO Labeling Petition of 1,000,000 signers!!!

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