Friday, August 8, 2014

New guidelines for "gluten-free"


LABELING LEGISLATION: The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children celebrated a milestone Aug. 5, when new Food and Drug Administration standards for gluten-free labeling went into effect. The regulations state that manufacturers who sell products labeled as gluten-free must ensure that the products contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten, considered a safe level for most people with celiac disease. Alessio Fasano, MD, the center’s director, was instrumental in helping pass the legislation that resulted in the regulations.

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