FDA Gluten Free Labeling to Remove Confusion for Consumers

The FDA has set new gluten free guidelines
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set a date for the new gluten-free labeling rules to come into play. Beginning August 5th 2014, foods with more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten can no longer be labeled as gluten free.

This is great news for the 3 million Americans who have celiac disease,¬†and it will make life easier for the many others who follow a gluten-free diet. But it’s likely to reignite debate and derision amongst nutritionists and foodies, many of whom negatively perceive the gluten-free purchasing market who are not celiac, but have made the choice to live gluten free for other reasons. It may also help stop brands from labeling their food as gluten f


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2 Responses to FDA Gluten Free Labeling to Remove Confusion for Consumers

  1. Joe Shmoe says:

    This is wonderful news for the 1000 people in the country that really have celiac disease.

  2. Cara says:

    Joe, as one of those people with celiac disease I suggest you check your statistics and reserve your inappropriate comments for something other than an actual disease that can be devastating to those who have it. Sure some people who aren’t diagnosed find they feel better not eating gluten, what is wrong with that ? For those of us who are diagnosed, and believe me there are many more than 1000, this law is welcome news. In fact the U.S.A. is far behind many other countries in requiring strict standards for gluten free labeling.

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