FDA Defines 'Gluten-Free' To Help Protect Celiac Sufferers

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday published a new regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling, in an effort to protect consumers who have celiac disease.

Up to three million Americans have the disease, an autoimmune digestive condition that can be effectively managed only by eating a gluten-free diet, the FDA said. The new definition will provide a uniform standard for the food industry and consumers.

“Adherence to a gluten-free diet is the key to treating celiac disease, which can be very...
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