This is really important because accurate labeling can help me, and other people with celiac find good food. Also it can prevent things like this from happening:
This may look awesome, the bars are labled gluten free, but if you flip them over you will find the allergy warning stating "Contains coconut, peanut and soy ingredients. Manufactured in a facility that processes eggs, milk, tree nuts and wheat."In addition to the allergy warning stating that these bars may have been cross contaminated the peanut crunch bars contain oat flour, which is not specified as certified gluten free, anther reason these are likely not safe.
The reason that these are labeled gluten free is really just a ploy to attract health junkies. These are the people who often consider "gluten free" to be a diet fad, something that will make them lose weight. There are many reasons this is false, but that's another post. Hopefully labeling such as this will eventually be regulated those of us with celiac will find it easier to navigate the grocery store. In conclusion please consider signing this petition, its easy and all it can do is help!