|2005N-0279||Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC43|
|Submitter :||Mr. Jeffrey Whitcomb||Date & Time:||08/15/2005 05:08:04|
|Organization :||Mr. Jeffrey Whitcomb|
|Category :||Individual Consumer|
| 1. "Gluten-Free" on a food label should mean that the product has been and continues to be TESTED by a non company affiliated entity and that it has passed. If a company fails a test, their should be more rigorous standards for them being allowed to re-new that label.
2. I rely on gluten free labels in my supermarket to identify products I can eat safely. If there is no label, i resort to internet research and thorough reading of the ingredients list (which is not foolproof).
3. I would say that about 50% of the foods I purchase are actually marked "gluten free"
4. Having gluten free on the label does influence my decision to buy other products having the same ingredients but it is a LOT OF WORK to make those comparisons!! I would say that more often I simply look for the label itself.