2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC1427
Submitter : Miss. Denise Edwards Date & Time: 09/20/2005 06:09:18
Organization : Celiac Sprue Association
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
1) Gluten-Free on food labels should mean absolutly no gluten at all in the product due to the fact that I personally become extremely ill.
2)I identify foods that do not contain gluten by reading the ingredients on the labels. I spend an awful long time reading ingredients on a daily basis.
3)Approximatly 2% of foods are marked gluten-free. The types of foods purchased that are gluten-free would include flours, breads, pastas, etc. I personally do not purchase anything in a box, can, etc. If I see a long list of ingredients I wont even read them.(I won't purchase the product and I won't waste my time reading the ingredients.
4)Gluten-free printed on a label generally do have the same ingredients. (Such as rice or bean pastas or flours). I never purchase anything unless I'm absolutely positive the product is gluten-free.
comment: It took doctors 6 years to find out what was wrong with me, and I have severe problems because of the damage to my stomach and liver. Also joint and bone problems. If the companies are required to label "gluten-free" on products they should also label if they are not "gluten-free"!!