2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC20
Submitter : Mrs. Roxanna Perry Date & Time: 08/08/2005 04:08:39
Organization : Mrs. Roxanna Perry
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
1) What should ?gluten-free? mean on a food label? being able to find quickley if it has gluten or not.Why? I have two grandchildren with this condition, it would be a lot safer for them when they are here if I could depend on the labels to determine what food they could have.
2) How do you identify foods that do not contain gluten? Have to go through the labels or go through the notebook from the assosiation sometimes have to call the company to find out. Time spent identifying foods? Hours upon Hours
3) What percentage of foods and which types purchased are marked ?gluten-free?? Very few that I see but more and more are starting to label that there is no gluten.
4) Does ?gluten-free? printed on a product label influence your decision to purchase products having the same ingredients? I will buy the one that says gluten free over the same ingredients on the label as then I know that it does not have gluten. To what extent? Ebery time I find that label I will buy that product.
It is very important to have the gluten free label as this could mean they have no health risk from the food.