2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC6
Submitter : Mrs. Jennifer Hutson Date & Time: 07/29/2005 11:07:36
Organization : Mrs. Jennifer Hutson
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I want to applaud you for calling attention to gluten free labeling--as it large-scale and urgent issue that will only prove to be more widespread in the future. As awareness of Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance continues to be raised, more and more of the 1 of 133 people will receive their diagnosis. In addition, labeling will also benefit the 11 million individuals in the country with food allergies, and those in every state choosing to treatment mental and behavioral disorders with diet. Proper labeling will allow all of these people to live healthier, safer lives and, in conjunction with earlier diagnosis, help curb the health consequences and related disorders of Celiac. I ask, as many others, that you would continue to make room for this issue in your meetings and that it would be taken as seriously as the disease itself is. Your influence is crucial to our lives and our ability to make appropriate food and product choices. Thank you again and good luck in your meeting!