2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC256
Submitter : Miss. Alexandra Parvaz Date & Time: 08/29/2005 12:08:01
Organization : Miss. Alexandra Parvaz
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
1)It should mean that the product is completley, 100% gluten-free. Not only should the ingredients themselvesbe gluten-free, but also the way they are processed. I am eleven years old, and my nine-year-old sister has both juvenille diabetes and Celiac Disease, and I see way too often that people say, that all the ingredients are gluten-free, but they are procced in the same place as foods that do contain gluten. 2)If the food is not clearly gluten-free, I will call or write the company and ask. It is rare that I will call or write a company about gluten-free foods, but I see it done way too often in our household. 3)For the most part, all the products besides all produce and dairy(we don't eat meat becuase we are vegitarian), all of the products we buy are labled gluten free, becuase we order foods from glutino, and buy pruducts sold at health food stores, all are labled gluten-free.4)We would ALWAYS choose the labled product, because labeling lets us know the we can turust the company's products. That also means that in the future, we can rely on the company that we will know if a product is not gluten-free. 5)It could help us to know wheather or not products were COMPLETLY gluten free, but NOT to tell us the the product may contain small amounts of gluten.