|2005N-0279||Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC143|
|Submitter :||Mr. Jeff Kelly||Date & Time:||08/22/2005 01:08:16|
|Organization :||Mr. Jeff Kelly|
|Category :||Individual Consumer|
| The term 'gluten-free' should mean exactly that:COMPLETELY free from gluten. The notion that the term 'gluten-free' should be allowed on products which meet some maximum criteria in PPM in gluten is ludicrous. What can be allowed to please those who feel differently is the term 'low gluten' or 'extremely low gluten' but to allow the term 'gluten-free' to refer to anything less than this is unacceptable.
Those companies whose labels which assert the term 'gluten-free' and are assayed to contain gluten should face stiff penalties.