2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC1142
Submitter : Dr. Janis Bell Date & Time: 09/20/2005 04:09:22
Organization : Hoilistic Health network
Category : Food Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
Dear FDA,
I know there is a concern that zero tolerance for Gluten free labeling will bring litigation and limit the importation of gluten-free European products, but I am also concerned about studies showing that a milligram of gluten a day is sufficient to prevent intestinal healing. Is it possible to find a compromise that allows for two types of GF labeling, so that people know whether a product meets the 20 ppm or the 200 ppm standard?

I am one who eats gluten free because I am very sensitive. But occasionally I can manage products made from GF grains that are not prepared in GF facilities and thus have a higher PPM. It is important for me to know the standard, since very few products are available in the US for those of us who are gluten sensitive.