2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC835
Submitter : Mr. Dean Cling Date & Time: 09/13/2005 07:09:09
Organization : Mr. Dean Cling
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
1. "Gluten-free should mean that the food contains no wheat, barley, rye, oats, or derivatives of these grains.

2. I identify foods that do not contain gluten by reading the ingredient list to see if they contain the suspct grains or their derivatives. I estimate that it requires less than one minute for each container.

3. Less than one percent of the foods I purchase are marked "gluten free".

4. Yes, I believe the term "gluten-free" would influence my decision to purchase an item when both contain the same ingredients.

5. Having various levels of gluten would not help me a bit. My digestive system works best when all gluten is eliminated from my diet. I don't think any instuments or a system to measure gluten accurately have been developed yet.