2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC664
Submitter : Mrs. Alma Brown Date & Time: 09/12/2005 06:09:46
Organization : Mrs. Alma Brown
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
Although I understand that you will post my name and comments--DO NOT make my address public. Here are my comments:
1) 'Gluten Free' should mean that there is no gluten in, or exposure to, gluten. Gluten is a protien my body fights. It causes serious sickness.

2) First, I studied what gluten is and how it is used in cooking. I learn what I can eat. I eat simple foods and avoid foods that may have hidden gluten.

3) When we traveled in Europe 'Gluten Free' was easily found in the grocery
stories, but in American you have to go to a health store. (It is disgraceful; we should be ashamed.)

4) Yes, 'Gluten-free' on a product label influences my decisions. It tells me the supplier did not contaminate the food with gluten during the processing.

5) There should only be one level of 'Gluten-free.' Having more levels is confusing, irresponsible and sloppy work.