More Wiggle Room In Gluten-Free Labeling

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 12:52 PM EDT) -- Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its much-anticipated and long-awaited final rule on the “Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods” — more than six years after the agency published its proposed rule in January 2007. The final rule was issued under the authority of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) and defines the term “gluten-free” for voluntary use in the labeling of foods, setting forth conditions on the use of the term.

The final rule seeks to answer many of the...
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