2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC555
Submitter : Ms. June Bahr Date & Time: 09/12/2005 06:09:48
Organization : Ms. June Bahr
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Re: Doctet 2005N-0279 - Food Labeling: Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting.
1) Gluten Free on a food labell should mean much les than the current standard - some measurable value below 50 PPM.
2) I read labels. If there are too many ingredients it goes back on the shelf. Hours have been spent trying to identify gluten-free products.
3) Very small percentage, however I am finding more and more products that are begining to have the gluten-free designation. Needless to say, those are the products I buy.
4) Absolutely will I buy a product designated gluten-free. Won't give the same product from a different manufactuer a second thought.
5) I would like one designation - gluten-free. Too confusing with several levels.

Thank you for your consideration. You have no idea what this would mean to the Celiac community, one which is (and definitely should be) growing by the statistics that have been put out in the last year or so. The Celiac population hopefully will be growing by leaps and bounds, making this legislation even more important since we no longer will be a minority.