Gluten-Free Labeling Law in Effect

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August 5, 2014 marks the first day manufacturers must comply with the FDA requirement that foods and dietary supplements sold in the U.S. that include a claim of gluten-free must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. The requirement does not cover non-food items, such as cosmetics, or foods regulated by the USDA, such as meat and poultry.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats (unless the oats are pure, uncontaminated oats).

To learn more, access the FDA Q&A site: http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation/allergens/ucm362880.htm

 

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