FDA Now Regulating Foods Labeled ‘Gluten-Free’

Published: 11 August 2011
Category: Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “The Boston Globe,” foods that have ‘gluten-free’ on their label may actually contain significant amounts of gluten - enough to cause gastrointestinal symptoms in those with celiac disease that have an intolerance to the wheat protein. That’s because the US Food and Drug Administration never established a standard for the label, leaving it up to manufacturers to define what they mean by gluten-free. Now the agency is moving forward with a new standard that manufacturers will be required to meet before they can use the gluten-free label.

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