2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC974
Submitter : Mrs. Lillian Tasker Date & Time: 09/14/2005 06:09:23
Organization : Mrs. Lillian Tasker
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
FDA Docket #2005N-0279

Define Gluten-Free for food labels.

1. Gluten Free should mean no wheat, rye, oats or barley in food.
2. I have to call the food manufacturers to find out if there is any gluten in foods. Some are cooperative, others are not. I spend hours reading labels and contacting food companies. I have to read every label each time I buy something.
3. Not many items are marked gluten free except those who specifically manufacture gluten-free products.
4. "Gluten-free" on a label definitely influences me. If it says that I will buy it.