2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC130
Submitter : Ms. Donna Hoaglin Date & Time: 08/22/2005 01:08:47
Organization : Ms. Donna Hoaglin
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
While I am happy that there will be guidelines for labeling gluten free foods, I am not happy with the 200 ppm of gluten, that may be allowed in products, that can be labeled gluten free. I hope that if wheat starch is used, or other gluten grains, they will be listed on the labels, by name. That way, people who are not comfortable with ingesting as much as 200 ppm of gluten, will know to avoid the products that contain higher amounts. I have to avoid food starches anyway, because they are usually processed or bleached with sulfites, and I'm severely allergic to even trace amounts of sulfites.