The product is avoid gluten, contained in wheat, that is used both in food and other products. The bill, sponsored by, Rep. Vicky Englund, D-St. Louis, would include not only food but all hygiene items including shampoo and conditioner.
Under her proposal, manufacturers and wholesalers of such products would be required to label whether the item contain gluten. Englund said she was moved to introduce this legislation by one of her constituents.
“She got gluten out of her diet completely, but was still very ill and almost died,” Englund said. “By process of elimination and further research, she concluded that there was gluten in her shampoo.”
Englund’s gluten-labeling bill is currently pending before the House Health Care Policy Committee, but has not been scheduled for a hearing yet.
I encountered this when purchasing Costco Kirkland brand shampoo.
I could NOT figure out why someone might have a topical gluten allergy. I suppose it’s possible but it must be SO rare! Most of the anti-gluten hype has little substance. That is, for the few that are actually allergic to gluten, this is serious, but most people ARE NOT. They just avoid it because they think it’s bad for them
You can’t protect everyone from everything. I don’t agree that this is a worthwhile use of legislators time. How about some good SCIENCE to back it up!
Someone needs to show me some evidence that this makes any sense whatsoever. Post your links in the comments.
Addition: So far, Scott Gavura posted this on Twitter.
I have celiac disease. Do I need to be concerned about sunscreens, shampoos and cosmetics that contain gluten?
Answer was ‘no’
Cutaneous hypersensitivity to gluten.
answer is ‘maybe’.