2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC1218
Submitter : Mrs. Connie Maltin Date & Time: 09/20/2005 05:09:16
Organization : Mrs. Connie Maltin
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
It is very important to my family that foods are labeled if they are gluten free. My daughter and I both have celiac and MUST eat only a gluten free diet. It is very difficult with todays labeling to purchase processed foods. Even when calling manufactors direct,I am often not able to descern if we can eat an item. Modified food starch and other additives are hidden sources that can make us very sick. I am so grateful to the few companies that now voluntarily put "glutenfree" on their labels. I would want a bill passed that would not discourage those now labeling their products. Thank you.