2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC830
Submitter : Ms. laura siegel Date & Time: 09/13/2005 07:09:16
Organization : Ms. laura siegel
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
To the FDA:

I encourage you to adopt a regulation on the use of "gluten-free" on product labels that is in line with that which has been used in Europe and other countries (including the USA via the Codex Alimentarius) for many years--20 PPM for products that contain naturally gluten-free ingredients, and 200 PPM for products that have been rendered gluten-free such as those that may contain Codex Alimentarius quality wheat starch. The formal adoption of these existing regulations will allow for the continued importation of excellent, safe European products that are labeled "gluten-free." I also would like clarification indicating whether products containing oats are gluten-free. Thank you.