FDA's Gluten-Free Rule Will Help Food Makers Avoid Liability

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A new, much-anticipated U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule holding that food can be labeled gluten-free as long as its gluten levels fall below an agency-created threshold should substantially cut down on the false marketing allegations available to consumers in court, attorneys say.

The definition of “gluten-free” in an Aug. 5 rule includes food with a gluten-containing ingredient that has been processed to remove the substance, as long as the final level of gluten in the product is less than 20 parts per million. Food manufacturers...
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