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FDA sets ‘gluten-free’ labeling standards

August 04, 2013

FDA sets ‘gluten-free’ labeling standards

Under the new rule, any label that fails to meet requirements will be considered misbranded and subject to regulatory action.

With a final ruling issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), people with celiac disease can now trust “gluten-free” labels on food.

The rule defines what food characteristics are necessary to bear a gluten-free label, also holding foods labeled as “without gluten,” “free of gluten,” and “no gluten” to the same standard. Celiac advocates have long awaited this decree.

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