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FDA issues new rules on gluten labeling

Posted By adans On August 2, 2013 @ 12:43 pm In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Elizabeth Weise
USA Today [1]
August 2, 2013

After years of waiting, the Food and Drug Administration released new rules Friday defining exactly what “gluten-free” on a food label means. The standardized definition will help the 3 million American who have celiac disease, along with millions more who follow a gluten-free diet for other reasons.

Under the federal definition, which FDA has been working on since 2007, food that carries a “gluten-free” label must contain fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten.

With the new rule, when consumers see “gluten-free” on a food label,” they can be assured that those claims have meaning,” said Michael Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine.

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[1] USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/02/fda-gluten-free-labeling-rules/2610841/

[2] FDA sets rules for ‘gluten free’ food labels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fda-sets-rules-for-gluten-free-food-labels.html

[3] Majority of ‘gluten-free’ foods found to contain GMOs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/majority-of-gluten-free-foods-found-to-contain-gmos.html

[4] Kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free, natural and organic: Top twelve things you probably didn’t know about food label claims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kosher-non-gmo-gluten-free-natural-and-organic-top-twelve-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-food-label-claims.html

[5] ‘Gluten Brain’: Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow To Frontal Cortex: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gluten-brain-wheat-cuts-off-blood-flow-to-frontal-cortex.html

[6] Grassroots: After GMO Labeling Shot Down, Citizens Start Labeling Themselves: http://www.prisonplanet.com/grassroots-after-gmo-labeling-shot-down-citizens-start-labeling-themselves.html

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