2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC1496
Submitter : Mrs. Jacqueline Uitti Date & Time: 09/20/2005 06:09:28
Organization : Mrs. Jacqueline Uitti
Category : Food Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
1. "Gluten-free" on a food label should denote a food that contains no gluten or foods manufactured in the immediate presence of those with gluten.
2. I identify foods that do not contain gluten by searching for the presence of wheat, flour, and numerous other compounds that contain gluten. Time spent identifying foods typically is extensive and may include several trips to the store interrupted by telephone calls to the manufacturer inquiring about ingredients and gluten status.
3. The percentage of foods marked "gluten-free" is a significant minority .. 5%.
4. "Gluten-free" printed ona product absolutely influences my decision to purchase the product. It provides a great deal of confidence that the purchase is safe for consumption.