|2005N-0279||Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC1214|
|Submitter :||Mrs. Catherine Robertson||Date & Time:||09/20/2005 05:09:08|
|Organization :||Mrs. Catherine Robertson|
|Category :||Health Professional|
| Dear FDA:
I want to encourage you to adopt a regulation on the use of "gluten-free" on product labels for products that contain naturally gluten-free ingredients. The formal adoption of existing regulations will allow for the continued importation of excellent, safe European products that are labeled "gluten-free."
Please ..... do not adopt a "zero tolerance" regulation in this matter because doing so will cause many gluten-free food companies to discontinue their use of the term "gluten-free" on their labels out of fear of litigation--which is counterproductive for all people with this disease (most, if not all, gluten-free food companies do not grow, transport or mill the gluten-free grains that they use as ingredients--a fact that will make them vulnerable to litigation if a zero tolerance level is adopted).
We need your attention on this matter and I pray you will pay attentionto my plea.
Catherine Robertson, BSN, RNC, CPHRM