On August 2nd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defined “gluten-free” for food labeling. This will provide a uniform standard definition to help the up to 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive condition that can be effectively managed only by eating a gluten-free diet. Foods labelled “Gluten-Free” must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten – any claims of “no gluten,” “free of gluten,” and “without gluten” must meet the definition for “gluten-free.”
The FDA recognizes that many foods currently labeled as “gluten-free” may be able to meet the new federal definition already. Food manufacturers must comply by August 2014 and bring their labels into compliance with the new requirements.
To read more click below:
- FDA Official News Release
- Find brands certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG).
- Travelling to other countries? Check out Gluten-Free Passport to see what other countries consider Gluten-Free.