2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC1476
Submitter : Mrs. Carolyn Sullivan Date & Time: 09/20/2005 06:09:07
Organization : Mrs. Carolyn Sullivan
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Gluten Free should be completely free of Wheat, Barley, Rye and Oats, the latter because of cross-contamination issues. I should never have to consume a product with hidden glutens in it or be told six months, a year or years later that a product contained gluten and that is why I never felt quite good.

The same should go for all drugs, over-the counter-medications and especially generics. A friend of mine, working for a drug company tested several generics and they did not behave the same.

Now that we are aware of the meaning of Gluten-free and what it means to so many people it should mean just that. No one knows any toleration level without repeat biopsies and even they are not always accurate.