2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC94
Submitter : Mrs. Lynn Rudberg Date & Time: 08/19/2005 08:08:14
Organization : Mrs. Lynn Rudberg
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Please see that gluten free foods are labeled and labeled correctly.
Gluten free should mean the ingredients in the product contain no gluten nor have they been contaminated by gluten.
I spend a great deal of time trying to determine whether food is gluten free or not. Too many ingredients are a source of hidden gluten and many times it is impossible to be certain the product is gluten free.
I would say 5-10% of products are labeled gluten free.....and 10% is probably quoting too high a percentage.
If a product is labeled gluten free and perhaps it costs more than the same product next to it....which does not clearly indicate whether gluten is present, without a doubt I buy the gluten free product.