2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC347
Submitter : Mrs. Kathleen Roth Date & Time: 09/09/2005 05:09:44
Organization : Celiac Sprue Association
Category : Other Government
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Docket # 2005N-0279
I am concerned about food labeling because I have Celiac Sprue which is life threatening to me. I was ill for 20 years before I was diagnosed. Gluten Free means no wheat, oats, barley, or rye, not even traces! I am extremely sensitive to any amount of gluten. I have spent countless hours identifying safe foods. I call companies and write companies. I am still in danger because I am not always aware if an ingredient changes. For example, Natural flavors, Colors, or Modified food starch may or may not be safe. Less than 5% of my foods are marked gluten free. Gluten free labeling greatly influences me to buy a product. If I do not know product is gluten free, I will NOT buy it. Please help me identify safe foods.

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Thank You