2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC823
Submitter : Mrs. Donna Nulton Date & Time: 09/13/2005 07:09:59
Organization : Mrs. Donna Nulton
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
1 -what should gulten free mean? NO GLUTEN AT ALL. Why? because to people with this intolerance it could lead to malnurishment and early death.

2 -How do I Identify foods not labled Gluten free? by taking a 2' note book with all the gluten free ingredients with me whenever I shop. By meticulously reading every lable. finally by Kenisiology. I go to three different stores and read lables--time spent HOURS each week. However, I do have a health food store that will order any Gluten Free products I find and then stock them. That is where I spend most of my food money.

3 -what percentage of foods and which types purchased are marked GF. I purchase GF foods such as pizza (100%), pretzels(100%), some sweets(100%), sauces(100%), broth(100%). Sugar content and lactose content also play a big part in decisions. (Toothpastes, mouthwashes, laundry detergents, didh soaps, hand lotions)

4 -Does gluten-free printed on a product label influence my decision to by? 100% of the time. If there is a GF alternative that is labled, I buy it. This applies to all food that I look at for purchasing. If it has Gluten free and is low in sugars, I buy it.

5 -would I consider products with a % of gluten deemed to be safe? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I HAVE DONE THIS AND ALL THE SYMPTONS HAVE SHOWN BACK UP. Trader Joes tried to convience their customers that there was a governmental index which, if the product was below that there was no gluten affects. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. I do not trust ANY of trader Joe's gluten free products unless the manufacture has GF printed on the box.