2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC652
Submitter : Mr. Matthew Weatherby Date & Time: 09/12/2005 06:09:28
Organization : Mr. Matthew Weatherby
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
"Gluten-free" on a food label should mean completely gluten-free. Otherwise, it should indicate "mostly gluten free" or something equilivent.

I currently find gluten free foods by trial and error, along with some common sense and doctors advice.

Almost none, unless I go to the health food store and pay outragous prices.

"Gluten free" on a package greatly influences my decision to buy. It tells me right up front so I don't have to worry about the ingredients of the ingredients or names I don't recognize.

A two or more level definition of gluten-free would be helpful as long as it was very clear which products are totally gluten free.