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FDA Finally Defines “Gluten-Free”!!!

6 Comments 02 August 2013

WHOOOOO HOOOO!!!

Finally the FDA has defined “gluten-free” for food labeling!

And what a cowinkidink!!!  Today is the 9th anniversary of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), which has worked extensively with the FDA in order to make this happen.

Here is the official press release on the FDA’s website:
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm363474.htm
Here are the highlights:

- In order to use the term “gluten-free” on a label, a food must meet all of the requirements of the definition
- The food must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten (ppm)
- This ruling applies to foods that use the terms “no gluten”, “free of gluten” and “without gluten”
-Food companies will have a year to make their labels compliant with the new ruling

Let’s all celebrate with a gluten-free beer!

This month just happens to be the 10th anniversary of Celiac Chicks too! I couldn’t think of a better anniversary gift!

We’ve come such a loooong way!
Mwah!!!!

 

 

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    Dannett says:

    Kelly, thats great news! I would like to think you had something to do with it! ( non-politicaly ofcourse) Hope you are enjoying summer. Cant wait to try your lemonade recipe. Dannett

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    Kelly says:

    Aw, thanks, Dannett! :)

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    Immaculate says:

    This is a great achievement Kelly. I am happy for you and the GF community. Cant wait to host you in Tanzania in 2014 xoxo

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    Charlene says:

    Hi Kelly ,
    So happy to hear your ok. Me on the other hand didn’t know as a celiac pt. I cannot have whole milk of any dairy products.
    So now due to celiac I have lymphoplasmacytic along with moderate lymphocytosis. Just found a great doc in NYC hopefully he will help. Love seeing your info. Take care
    Charlene

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    That’s so great.
    Congrats on ten years!

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    Leah V. says:

    Congrats on your 10 years! I love reading your blog and I hope to have one as inspiring as yours one day!


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