2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC1265
Submitter : Ms. Patricia A Kirby Date & Time: 09/20/2005 05:09:34
Organization : Ms. Patricia A Kirby
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
As a celiac patient, I would like to see 'gluten-free' designations on food packaging. I do not feel that there should be 'zero-tolerance' levels used to determine 'gluten-free', because it would cause firms to fear using the designation because of vulnerability to lawsuit.
Right now it is often difficult to determine just what is in food products, especially when phrases such as 'vegetable protein' are used. Is it wheat protein? corn protein? rice protein? bean protein? all of which are different kinds of vegetables or grains, some to which I am sensitive, and some to which I am not.
I do hope to see real changes to labeling that promote information and clarity of contents to the purchaser.