2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC175
Submitter : Mrs. Judith Bond Date & Time: 08/24/2005 05:08:39
Organization : Mrs. Judith Bond
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
As a celiac I am very appreciative of the efforts of the FDA
"Gluten-Free" on a food label should mean completely free of the proteins in wheat, barley, rye and oats. If an item is labeled gluten free, I am far more likely to purchase it.
The recent labeling of items containing wheat has been helpful but doesn't go far enough.
I am also in favor of the two or more level definition - e.g., gluten free, trace gluten only, or small amounts of gluten.
I am in favor of this information being required on food items used by the restaurant industry as well as on consumer items.