What is in this article?:
- FDA gluten-free standard takes effect Aug 5 ... with some confusion
- What does gluten-free technically mean?
- What are the basic tenets of the new FDA gluten-free regulation?
- What about products with ingredients that used to contain gluten?
- What would misbranding look like?
- How does the new FDA ruling work with FALCPA?
- Who monitors compliance with the gluten-free labeling?
- What products are covered by the regulation?
- What about wine and alcohol?
The new FDA gluten-free label ruling goes into effect on August 5, 2014. But several confusing details lurk within the fine print. Here’s what you need to know.
The long-awaited FDA regulation for labeling a product “gluten free,” released last summer, goes into effect on August 5, 2014. Before this, the defintion for "gluten free" was arbitrary unless a product carried a trustworthy third-party seal. And now, though the 20 parts per million (ppm) standard is welcome clarification for GF eaters and manufacturers, it’s also not quite as simple as it might first appear.
At Natural Products Expo West 2014, Cynthia Kupper, RD, executive director of the Gluten Intolerance Group, detailed some of the ruling’s nuances.