2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC155
Submitter : Mr. Michael Woody Date & Time: 08/24/2005 04:08:44
Organization : Mr. Michael Woody
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
The term "gluten-free" should refer to products that are completely free of any gluten. It is also important that manufacturers note on labels the difference between a product that is gluten-free, and a product that contains trace amounts of gluten, due to the varying levels of sensitivity among celiacs.

If prepared foods were marked as noted above, it would save a great amount of time spent searching food labels for ingredients that typically contain gluten.

Marking products gluten-free could actually have a positive effect on the sale of many commercially available products, as I would automatically choose the product marked gluten-free, even if a competing product were gluten-free but not so marked.