2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC402
Submitter : Mrs. Deanna Day Date & Time: 09/09/2005 06:09:29
Organization : Mrs. Deanna Day
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I am writing to support required labeling of foods containing more than trace amounts of gluten. I am gluten intolerant and have, on many occasions, inadvertently ingested foods containing more gluten than is tolerated by my system. On those occasions, I become very ill.

However, small amounts of gluten can be tolerated by those who are intolerant and it is my opionion that a zero tolerance policy for labeling would be counter-productive, pushing producers to discontinue making some products which are actually "okay" for us to ingest.

I encourage you to consider the policy espoused on the website: celiac.com.
Thank you for your concern for those who suffer from celiac disease!

Deanna Day
email: kiteman@netins.net