CNN HEALTH: ‘Gluten-Free’ Now Really Means Gluten-Free, 10/31/2014

October 31, 2014

CNN Health: ‘Gluten-Free’ Now Really Means Gluten-Free

In August of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared that food manufacturers had to make their gluten-free products meet FDA requirements in one year. Federal regulations stipulate that the “gluten-free” label means that the product contains fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten. This measure is the lowest amount scientists can consistently detect in a food.

A product labeled “gluten-free” also can’t contain any of the following:

• An ingredient that is any type of wheat, …

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