Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CDC Survey (November 7, 2016 Deadline)

Your participation in this survey by the CDC is CRITICAL in our effort to have corn declared an official allergen.
Following is an excerpt from a paper I wrote based on the results of my own personal research, which exposed the lack of allergy reporting statistics by physicians or hospitals into a state- or government database.  Please note the paragraph where I referenced the NIH in-home surveys. My contention is that the NIH must include food allergy tracking in these surveys.  They are now fielding questions from the public for their 2019 revised questionnaire, and the deadline for submitting comments expires on November 7, 2016, Docket #CDC-2016-0092.

"Lack of Accurate Allergy Statistics:
First let me share with you the FACTS that I have uncovered in my own personal research:

FACT: Congress is responsible for declaring a particular food an allergen, thereby subject to FDA labeling requirements.
FACT: There are no allergy/anaphylactic reporting requirements by physicians and/or hospitals into any state- or government database; therefore, it is dangerous and irresponsible for any person, physician, or organization to declare that specific food allergies are rare; e.g., corn/corn derivatives.
FACT: All current food allergy statistics are estimated, and not based on factual evidence. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) admitted to me that they do NOT gather food allergy statistics during their national in-home surveys, and they do NOT gather ANY allergy statistics for anyone over the age of 18."

This link directs you to Docket #CDC-2016-0092.  Click on "Comment Now."

Overview of their request for public comments for proposed revisions to the NIH questionnaire:

[My comment tracking number is 1k0-8sfe-3ps1]

Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources

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