FDA's Gluten-Free Labeling Proposal Nears Approval

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 8:19 PM EST) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal that sets requirements for labeling foods as "gluten-free" moved to the White House for review Monday, with final action on the measure expected in March.

The proposal aims to protect consumers who are susceptible to abdominal pain and other symptoms because of gluten, a wheat protein. Among other criteria, the FDA has proposed that foods claiming to be gluten-free cannot contain 20 parts per million or more of gluten, based on the fact that available methods for detecting gluten...
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