2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC31
Submitter : Mrs. Amanda Crean Date & Time: 08/15/2005 05:08:50
Organization : Mrs. Amanda Crean
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
1) What should ?gluten-free? mean on a food label? Why?
Gluten free should mean free of all gluten including gluten that may occur as a result of cross contamination.
2) How do you identify foods that do not contain gluten? Time spent identifying foods?
I try to avoid foods that do not specifically say "gluten free". I also use information provided by manufacturers. I would estimate that I spend about 30 hours a month identifying foods,.
3) What percentage of foods and which types purchased are marked ?gluten-free??
VERY FEW!
4) Does ?gluten-free? printed on a product label influence your decision to purchase products having the same ingredients? To what extent?
No. I would then only purchase items marked gluten free.