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FDA announces new gluten-free labeling law

FDA announces new gluten-free labeling law

It’s been a long time coming but finally today the FDA announced mandatory labeling for companies that want to label their foods “gluten-free” (GF). Previously any manufacturer could put “gluten-free” on their packaging without any type of required third-party verification. The new regulation will assure that any food labeled GF on the packaging will test under 20 parts per million (ppm). Be aware that the existing third-party organizations that certify foods GF have a more strict standard. The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) of North America and the National...

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The GF Market…the importance of getting it right

The GF Market…the importance of getting it right

I think it’s safe to say that the words “gluten-free” have become a common household term. At a minimum, I think it’s captured everyone’s attention, even just for a fleeting moment, and made them contemplate, “Should I too be gluten-free…what’s the problem with gluten anyway?” As for food manufacturers, retailers and restaurants, they would be crazy not to take notice of this rapidly growing market. Mintel Data reports that new product launches claiming “gluten-free” rose from 600 in 2007 to 1600 in 2011. Packaged Facts, a...

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