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:
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!