New gluten-free labeling went into effect on Tuesday, August 5th. Per the FDA, any packaged food with a label of “gluten-free” cannot contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. However, the use of the label is not mandatory. Therefore, people with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities still must be avid food label readers since it is not a requirement that companies put the label on their packaged goods. This is a very good first step to ensure that individuals are not misled and are provided with accurate information.
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