FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators: Please help to enforce the gluten-free labeling rule

FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators: Please help to enforce the gluten-free labeling rule

Post date July 19, 2017

FDA Action Alert #5: Call-In Campaign to FDA

According to the FDA, “Individuals can report a problem with a food or its labeling, such as potential misuse of “gluten-free” claims, to FDA” by contacting a Consumer Complaint Coordinator (CCC) in their state or region. Contact information is pasted below from the link https://www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators/default.htm

When you call the FDA, you will be asked specific information about products. Please keep the following product information handy:

Chef Myron’s Gluten-Free Premium Teriyaki Sauce

A gluten-free claim is included on the front label.

Product contains soy sauce made from wheat.

Ingredients: Naturally aged shoyu (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), Evaporated cane juice, Sake (rice, koji rice, water), Water, Fresh garlic, Rice starch, Rice vinegar and Spices

Best By 08/25/18

Lot: OUFCMT23715

UPC Code: 7 6447401005 6

Manufacturer: Myron’s Fine Foods

1 River Street

Millers Falls, MA 01349

Salamida State Fair Big Hawaii Teriyaki Marinade

A gluten-free claim is made on the neck tag; the back label includes the claim, “No Gluten.”

Product contains soy sauce made from wheat.

Ingredients: Pineapple juice (water, pineapple juice concentrate), Soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), Water, Vinegar (distilled, cider, water), Brown sugar, Sugar, Salt, Dehydrated garlic, Raisin juice concentrate, Spices, Orange peel, Caramel color, Natural flavor, Dehydrated onion, Vegetable gums (for consistency), Potassium sorbate & Sodium benzoate (preservatives)

Best By 12/14/18

UPC Code: 0 3348111486 7

Manufacturer: The Rob Salamida Co, Inc.

Johnson City, NY 13790

Tenera Grains Brown Teff Flour

A gluten-free claim is included on product packaging.

Ingredients: Teff

Lot: August 4, 2017

Manufacturer: Tenera Grains

The Farm

14191 Calhoun Rd Addison, MI 49220

The two extractions from this sample tested at 48 parts per million and 25 parts per million of gluten using the R5 ELISA Mendez Method (R-biopharm R7001 assay)

Gluten Free Watchdog has an unopened bag of flour from this lot available for FDA to test.

Pure Goodness pumpkin seed protein (natural chocolate flavor)

A gluten-free labeling claim is included on front packaging.

Ingredients: Styrian pumpkin seed protein, Fair trade cocoa powder, Natural chocolate flavor, Stevia leaf extract

Lot: 0593J5-RP

EXP 04/18

Manufacturer: Pure Goodness

The extractions tested at > 84 ppm, > 84 ppm, and 376 ppm gluten using the R5 ELISA Mendez Method (R-biopharm R7001 assay)

The lab used by Gluten Free Watchdog is retaining the remaining sample if FDA would like to test.

NOTE: If FDA asks for information not provided above and it is information that should be included on product packaging, please let me know.

State Phone Number
Alabama 866-289-3399 (toll free)
Alaska 800-353-3965 (toll free)
Arizona 303-236-3044
Arkansas 855-630-2112 (toll free)
California (Northern)— zip codes 936xx & higher; and zip codes not covered by southern CA 510-337-6741
California (Southern)— zip codes 90xxx – 92xxx, 93000-93199, 93400-93499, 93510, 93532-93539 949-608-3530
Colorado 303-236-3044
Connecticut 800-891-8295 (toll free)
Delaware 877-689-8073 (toll-free)
District of Columbia 410-779-5713
Florida 866-337-6272 (toll free)
Georgia 404-253-1169
Hawaii 808-522-8011 X1100
Idaho 800-353-3965 (toll free)
Illinois 312-353-7840
Indiana 313-393-8189
Iowa 855-202-9780 (toll free)
Kansas 855-202-9780 (toll free)
Kentucky Toll-free in KY only:
513- 679-2700
Louisiana 866-289-3399 (toll free)
Maine 800-891-8295 (toll-free)
Maryland 410-779-5713
Massachusetts 800-891-8295 (toll-free)
Michigan 313-393-8189
Minnesota 612-758-7221
Mississippi 866-289-3399 (toll-free)
Missouri 855-202-9780 (toll free)
Montana 800-353-3965 (toll-free)
Nebraska 855-202-9780 (toll free)
Nevada 510-337-6741
New Hampshire 800-891-8295 (toll-free)
New Jersey 973-331-4998
New Mexico 303-236-3044
New York 866-446-9055 (toll-free)
North Carolina 404-253-1169
North Dakota 612-758-7221
Ohio Toll free in OH only:
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Oklahoma 855-630-2112 (toll free)
Oregon 800-353-3965 (toll-free)
Pennsylvania 877-689-8073 (toll-free)
Rhode Island 800-891-8295 (toll-free)
South Carolina 404-253-1169
South Dakota 612-758-7221
Tennessee 866-289-3399 (toll-free)
Texas 855-630-2112 (toll free)
Utah 303-236-3044
Vermont 800-891-8295 (toll-free)
Virginia 410-779-5713
Washington 800-353-3965 (toll-free)
West Virginia 410-779-5713
Wisconsin 612-758-7221
Wyoming 303-236-3044
Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands 800-332-0127 (toll-free)







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