FDA Reopens Comment On Gluten-Free Labeling Rule

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would reopen public comment on a 2007 proposal for labeling foods as “gluten-free,” which aims to protect those who are susceptible to abdominal pain and other symptoms because of the wheat protein.

The agency, which has been criticized for delay in issuing the rule, said it was also seeking comment on a safety assessment on gluten exposure for people with celiac disease.

Among other criteria, the FDA has proposed that foods claiming to be gluten-free can’t...
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