2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC7
Submitter : Mrs. kay jee Date & Time: 07/29/2005 11:07:49
Organization : Mrs. kay jee
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Please allow gluten-free labeling on all products. This is a well known disease in Europe and is not well known here. But those with this disease are suffering intensely. There are thought to be MANY,MANY more cases than reported in the US and this will soon be realized, but as there is no "cure", the only solution is to NEVER ingest gluten and the labeling would be of a major help to those with this disease. I have suffered for about 4 years now and although well tested by many doctors and specialists, I had to test and dignose myself (eventually proven for sure with a blood test). The labeling of foods will allow me to eat more foods without assuming they could have hidden poisen to myself. My 9 year old son will more than likely have the same disease and I hope this labeling will help him in his lifetime.