Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 2:29 PM
Subject: Docket No. 00P-1322 (Food Labeling and Allergen Contamination Control) August 13
I am sending this e-mail to register for the August 13 hearing  on the
"Presence and Labeling of Allergens in Foods."

Name:                    Cliff Blaker
Title:                       Private individual (father of a 14 year
oldceliac son)

Organization:           Celiac Foundation (in the process of formation)
Address:                 41 Knoll Road, Tenafly, N.J. 07670
Telephone:              Day (718) 665-3434 Home (201) 871-3125
FAX:                       (718) 665-0524

Please indicate the type of organization you represent:

Other (specify)          I am in the process of forming a charitable public
foundation for

                              Education, Research and PublicAwareness for
Celiac Disease.

Do you wish to make an oral presentation? Yes __X____If yes, you must also
submit the following:

1. A brief written statement of the general nature of the views you wish to

I would like to provide a brief descriptionof Celiac Disease, its dietary
cause and its effects, to help educate the meeting participants.  I’m also
interested in describing how difficult it is for Celiacs to know whether or
not they can eat various foods,and how important it is for the FDA to
institute a labeling program.  I think it's important for the meeting
participants to be informed about Celiac Disease and to hear a personalized
report on what life is like currently for Celiacs, so they can understand
what the potential benefit of an Allergen Labeling program would be.

2. The names and addresses of all persons who will participate in the
presentation.  Depending on the number of people who register to make
presentations, we will limit the time allotted for each presentation (from 3
to 5 minutes).
I am the only person who will participate in the presentation.