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
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
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.