|2005N-0279||Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC1142|
|Submitter :||Dr. Janis Bell||Date & Time:||09/20/2005 04:09:22|
|Organization :||Hoilistic Health network|
|Category :||Food Industry|
| Dear FDA,
I know there is a concern that zero tolerance for Gluten free labeling will bring litigation and limit the importation of gluten-free European products, but I am also concerned about studies showing that a milligram of gluten a day is sufficient to prevent intestinal healing. Is it possible to find a compromise that allows for two types of GF labeling, so that people know whether a product meets the 20 ppm or the 200 ppm standard?
I am one who eats gluten free because I am very sensitive. But occasionally I can manage products made from GF grains that are not prepared in GF facilities and thus have a higher PPM. It is important for me to know the standard, since very few products are available in the US for those of us who are gluten sensitive.