2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC714
Submitter : Mrs. Julie Watson Date & Time: 09/12/2005 06:09:19
Organization : Mrs. Julie Watson
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
As the mother of 2 young children diagnosed with Celiac 18 months ago, I spend a great deal of time reading labels. If a product is labeled gluten free and I think my children will like it, I buy it immediately. Their diet is limited and I like to offer them some variety. I am still learning all the ingredients I need to watch out for. If these were labeled 'contains gluten' it would help me immensely. Many manufacturers that I called quote to me 'at this time there is no Known gluten'. Meaning, I still have to read the ingredients in case they change. My children have very subtle symptoms so I may not be aware that they are getting gluten in their systems until a blood test. We've been getting them between every 4- 6 months to keep on top of their anti-body level

Thankyou for this act!

Julie Watson