2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC1253
Submitter : Ms. Melissa Shirley Date & Time: 09/20/2005 05:09:27
Organization : Ms. Melissa Shirley
Category : Consumer Group
Issue Areas/Comments
As a consumer who is allergic to wheat I would like to see Gluten Free labels that are 100% reliable, mine and other's health rely on correct labeling to determine whether a food is safe for us to consume.
1. gluten free should mean gluten free
2. I have determined gluten free status through research, phone calls to companies, and gaining knowlege as to what companies can be trusted.
3.I am not sure what percentage of 'gluten-free' foods I purchase, but it is a great majority
4. Having GLuten Free printed on a label has influenced my purchases, especially when on a time constraint. When I have time(not very often) I will compare labels of ingredients and purchase a gluten free product that is not labeled as such.
5. I would support a graded labeling process, A-wheat and wheat derivative free, B Trace amounts, and C small amounts present.
of course I would only purchase the A graded, but I am sure some others would find the other grades useful.
Thank you.