2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC623
Submitter : Ms. Annamaria Christov Date & Time: 09/12/2005 06:09:16
Organization : Ms. Annamaria Christov
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I strongly support all health and safety reasons behind the F.D.A. implementing gluten-free labeling/advertising in ALL food and drink sold in the U.S.A. As a Celiac who is going to finally get her official diagnosis this month at age 28, I cannot stress enough how decades of misdiagnosis and mistreatment has hindered my physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual health. My life is mine again to simply avoid all glutens found in wheat, oat, rye, and barley. I ask for all attendees at this public hearing to consider their own dietary restrictions and the benefits those restrictions have placed in their empowerment as informed consumers. Thank you for your concern in helping a small but very fundamental plight in today's society.