2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC88
Submitter : Ms. Rachel Perez Date & Time: 08/19/2005 08:08:46
Organization : Ms. Rachel Perez
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
1. Gluten free on the label should mean that the product contains no wheat, barley, rye or oats and/or anything derived from these sources.
2. The only way I can identify foods that do not contain gluten is to call the manufacture and ask about specific ingrediants. It is time consuming and many manufacturers do not want to give info.
3. In my experience, I would say that 1% of all foods are listed "gluten free".
4. If a product is listed as gluten free, it greatly influences my decision to buy it. It is much easier to use a product that already claims gluten free than to have to investigate on my own.