When the Product Information Center (PIC) of the Feingold Association receives
a product research request, whether by mail or email, the product is
first checked to see if research on the product has been attempted
within the past year. If not, an Inquiry Form is sent to the
manufacturer along with information about the Feingold Program and the
needs of its members. This form asks about the presence of artificial
colors, artificial flavors, and the preservatives BHA, BHT and TBHQ.
Along with these questions, we ask about a variety of other additives and all ingredients
in both the product and its packaging.
When a completed Inquiry Form is received, it is reviewed for accuracy
and if the product is acceptable, the product is listed in the
Pure Facts and added to the appropriate Feingold regional Foodlist & Shopping Guide,the
Supplement Guide or the Mail Order Guide. Information on unacceptable
products is maintained at the PIC office for future reference.
When sending research requests, please make sure to record the product
information exactly as it is on the package making sure to include the
complete product name, flavor and ingredients. This is very important,
because it provides a check against what the manufacturer sends us
and prevents confusion of similar products.
Requests with incomplete
information cannot be processed.
Last updated 11/10/13