2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC55
Submitter : Mr. roger bank Date & Time: 08/15/2005 05:08:17
Organization : celiac sprue Association
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
1. Gluten free should require that the product contains absolutley no Wheat or gluten products.It affect our health severly and can cause cancer and many other health problems.
2.I read labels very very careful and if in doubt and no gluten free labelling is on the package I won t purchase that item.
3. I would estimate probably less thatn 1% of all food items are labeled gluten free.
4.If a product is properly labeled gluten free I will purchase that product without hesitation,otherwise I read the product extremly careful and 99.9% of the time I will not purchase an unlabled gluten free product.
Lastly this is very important to the health of cleiac sprue patient, if the wrong item of product is injested we can get very sick and uncomfortable abd cause long term health problems. The ONLY preventative program for celiac sprue is a contolled diet,that is why this labeling is a mandaory request.
We urge you to pass this labeling of GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS as soon as possible..
Thank You
Roger Bank