2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC704
Submitter : Mrs. Karen deGraaf Date & Time: 09/12/2005 06:09:33
Organization : Mrs. Karen deGraaf
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
Gluten free should mean 99.9% free of GLUTEN. One little speck causes me great nutritional harm. I have to check every food label's ingredients list to make sure I do not see any problem ingredients. Some times I miss things. Shopping takes double the time it use to. Very few products are marked gluten free...unless they are in a health food store and even then sometimes it is not indicated.
I freqently buy ONLY those foods that say GLUTEN FREE ON THEM....my body suffers greatly from gluten. I have lost 30 pounds or more in one year and I bruise easily, lose hair, etc. It is not an experience that I can continue to have without bad consequences. CORRECT LABELING IS A START PLEASE!!!!