2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC1076
Submitter : Mrs. Marcia Sweeney Date & Time: 09/20/2005 03:09:35
Organization : Mrs. Marcia Sweeney
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
Dear FDA, I encourage you to adopt a regulation on the use of gluten-free product labels that is in line with that which has been used in Europe and other countries. The formal adoption of these existing regulations will allow for the continued importation of excellent safe European products that are labeled gluten-free. If you adopt a zero tolerance regulation in this matter it may cause many gluten-free companies to discontinue their use of the term gluten-free on their labels out of fear of litigation. The use of trace levels of gluten in the diet of a celiac sprue person has been showen to be safe in many scientific studies.

Thank you,
Marcia Sweeney