2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC882
Submitter : Miss. Judith Ahler Date & Time: 09/14/2005 05:09:26
Organization : Miss. Judith Ahler
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I was just diagnosed with celiac disease after a period of five months of extensive discomfort. I have just begun to look carefully at the labels on the products in the store and my cupboard. Since I am trying to get my system back on track, the solution would seem to be gluten-free labeling so that I could be certain that the product would not harm me. I understand such a system is in place in many European and South American countries. As a world leader, it seems that we are behind everyone else. Please consider the health and welfare of the American citizen in this matter and do the 'right' not the politically correct thing. Thank you.