FDA Finally Announces Gluten Free Regulations

It’s been a long time coming but the FDA finally announce gluten free regulations in the USA on Friday.  Over the last few years they had proposed guidelines but no means to regulate those unscrupulous people who were throwing gluten free on everything.

Unlike Canada, oats are allowed under this regulation, as long as they can prove that they are below the 20 ppm of gluten cutoff.  Any company that has Gluten Free Certification from GFCO still tests their products to a standard higher than the new gluten free regulations.  GFCO requires all products to be less than 10 ppm (parts per million).

For an overview of the regulations, see:  http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm363474.htm

Alana Elliott is the Founder and President of Libre Naturals (formerly Nonuttin’ Foods), a gluten free and allergy friendly food company she founded in response to her family’s many food allergies and immune disorders.  Please check out Libre Naturals at:  www.librenaturals.com