Friday, August 2, 2013

FDA Announces Gluten Labeling Requirements

The Food and Drug Administration has finally announced requirements for foods labeled "gluten free."  Products labeled "gluten free" must contain fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten.  This federal standard also applies to foods labeled "without gluten," "free of gluten," and "no gluten."  20 parts per million ist he lowest level that can consistently be detected in foods using valid scientific analytical tools.

Michael Taylor, the FDA's deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, said that this new rule will assure customers seeking gluten free products that ones labeled gluten free actually means gluten free.  Manufacturers have one year from August 5, 2013 to comply.

This is great news for all gluten free eaters, whether Celiac or not.

For more information, check out the FDA's official announcement here.

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