2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC806
Submitter : Mrs. Susan Givens Date & Time: 09/13/2005 07:09:12
Organization : Mrs. Susan Givens
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
1) Gluten-free on a food label should mean that there is no gluten in the product at all.
2) I spend much of my time in the grocery store reading all food labels. If something is questionable on a label then I do not purchase it. I'm sure that there are foods in the store that I could eat if I only knew for sure that they are gluten-free.
3) There are a very small (extremely small) number of items in a regular grocery store that are marked "gluten-free," and these items are found in a small section of the store labeled "health foods."
4) Seeing "gluten-free" printed on a label influences my decision to buy that product to a very great extent.