F.D.A. Sets a Standard on Labeling ‘Gluten Free’
Health officials said the step would help the three million Americans with celiac disease and bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free foods.
Are advisory statements, such as “made in a factory that also processes wheat products” permitted on labels of foods bearing a gluten-free claim?
Yes. The final rule does not prohibit the inclusion of an advisory label statement, such as “made in a facility that also processes wheat,” on foods labeled gluten-free, provided that the statement is truthful and not misleading. FDA would need to evaluate food labels on a case-by-case basis to determine whether a specific advisory statement included along with a gluten-free claim would be potentially misleading to the consumer. However, any food whose label bears a gluten-free claim, regardless of whether it also has an advisory statement, must meet all the requirements of the final rule.
Questions and Answers: Gluten-Free Food Labeling Final Rule
Questions on FDA’s Final Rule on Gluten-Free Food Labeling
FDA answers questions about new #glutenfree labeling requirements. http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Allergens/ucm362880.htm
FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labeling
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term