2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC997
Submitter : Mr. jim gossett Date & Time: 09/14/2005 06:09:18
Organization : Mr. jim gossett
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
1. Gluten free should mean less than 50 ppm gluten. This value is widely accepted.

2. I do several different things to identify foods without gluten. Call manufacturers, read labels and look for foods that are labeled gluten free. The new labeling for the top allergens is a big improvement, but they do not list oats, rye and barley which must still be identified separately.

3. I am not able to purchase ?gluten free? labeled foods for more than 10% of the time.

4. If gluten free is printed on the label, I will always purchase that food over one that is not labeled, 100%.