ALL Ingredients Matter:  Mandate EVERY Ingredient be listed on label!
  • Petitioned Audrey Rowe

This petition was delivered to:

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Administrator
Audrey Rowe
FDA-OFFICE OF NUTRITION, LABELING AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS, DIRECTOR
Barbara O. Schneeman
FDA-Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Michael Landa
FDA CommissionerUSDA
Margaret Hamburg
USDA Secretary of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack

ALL Ingredients Matter: Mandate EVERY Ingredient be listed on label!

    1. Petition by

      Founder - Nutrition in the Schools

      Dresher, PA

In our pledge to change school lunches to make them more nutritional, we uncovered so much more that was of concern. Not only are people unaware of what ingredients are in the school foods that our kids are eating, but are also unaware of what they are consuming.

We have tried to work with the school systems, but there are many challenges, which prevent implementing many of the necessary positive changes. Cost and labor are just two of the challenges that are taken into consideration when making school food choices. Interestingly recent information has received much media attention concerning non-disclosed ingredients, like “pink slime”. These ingredients are present in the food not only served to children in school, but also in supermarket meats, but yet these ingredients are not listed on any label. In addition to school foods, foods sold in hospitals, restaurants as well as any food for sale in a retail store, need to have ALL nutritional and ingredient information readily available for the consumer. The only way to accomplish this goal is to petition the FDA and USDA to ensure that ALL nutritional information and EVERY ingredient that is in the food sold in the US is placed on the label of that product. Full disclosure is what we demand and deserve wherever food items are offered for sale. Since parents are not with their children when they buy lunch at school, a regulation needs to include full disclosure of ALL ingredients and nutritional information on school lunch menus, so parents can make informed decisions for their children prior to them buying the food.

At a time when the childhood obesity and type II diabetes rates are rising, and overall healthcare has become a concern, it is time that we all know what is in our food so that we can make educated decisions for ourselves and our families. Although the FDA and/or USDA may consider it safe, it still needs to be on the label. If you want to STOP this “secret” practice of partial disclosure that exists today then sign this petition and have your voice heard!

Tell the FDA and USDA that we, the consumer, have the right to know EVERYTHING that is in our food by making it mandatory that ALL ingredients and nutritional information be listed on food product labels in retail stores and visibly listed on food menus at restaurants, hospitals and schools.

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    • Allison Brown VISTA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      1. My grandson has been shown to be sensitive to several different food ingredients. It is VERY important to know what he is eating to keep him healthy.

      2. A very good friend DIED 50 years ago, when she ate the apple crisp at school. What? Apple crisp is lethal? This one was. Peanut butter was in the topping. She was deathly allergic. What she didn't know killed her.

      It should be a basic right to know EVERYTHING that is in ANYTHING we put into our bodies. EVERYTHING!

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    • Rolando De la Fuente CORAL SPRING S, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to know extactky what we are eating

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    • Jillian Hudson CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      I have severe food allergies including corn. I react to every bit of it—no matter how small. Corn is used to make everything from alcohol to food coloring. I NEED to know what's in all food so I can make an informed decision on what to buy.

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    • Donna Hoaglin CONCORD, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to keep our children safe in school. Many kids have food allergies, asthma, diabetes and other health problems that require truthful labels about what they are likely to be eating. This is for their health and safety, and is extremely important.

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    • Sherry Edelman HARRISBURG, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      It is our right to know what we are consuming! Plus, Many people have health issues and they need to know what they are eating!

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