2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC1192
Submitter : Ms. Judith Womack Date & Time: 09/20/2005 05:09:00
Organization : Ms. Judith Womack
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I would like to answer questions on docket # 2005N-0279.

1.What should Gluten Free mean on a food label and why? It should mean the absence of wheat, rye, oats, or barley.
2. How do you identify foods that are gluten free and the time spent? I read every label I pick up in the grocery store. It adds at least 30 minutes on to each trip to the grocery.
3. What % of foods and which types purchased are marked gluten-free? Less than 1% in regular stores and they are usually cookies.
4. Does GF labeling influence your decision to purchase products having the same ingredients? Absolutely.
5. Would you consider a two or more level definition helpful? No, because celiacs can't have any of those ingredients.