2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC859
Submitter : Ms. Barbara Dursum Date & Time: 09/13/2005 07:09:43
Organization : Ms. Barbara Dursum
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Gluten-free should mean void of wheat, oats,barley and rye in order to conform to gluten free standards in the United States. Currently, labels are a primary source, but not all labels have identifying characteristics; i.e., natural flavors. About 50 % of shopping time is spent in the identification of foods. Only about 5 % of foods are labels gluten free. The designation of gluten free definitely influences my decision to purchase a product.