FDA White OakOn August 2nd, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration announced a federal gluten-free labeling standard. Manufacturers were given a year to comply. Enforcement of the rule began on August 5th, 2014. Products labeled ‘gluten-free’ must contain less than 20 ppm (parts per million) gluten. Additionally, the FDA asked that restaurants and food service establishments also comply with the rule when labeling menu items “gluten-free,” and indicated that it would be enforced.  Additional details are in the links below.



Food and Drug Administration:

 FDA Voice blog post August 5th, 2014

FDA Constituent Update, August 5th, 2014

FDA Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods


The Celiac MD™: Gluten-Free Labeling Guide

Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California Press Release

American Celiac Disease Alliance Press Release

Food and Drug Administration:

– “What is Gluten-Free? FDA has an Answer” Consumer Update

– “Q & A: Gluten-Free Food Labeling Final Rule” Guidance Document

– Read the final rule and all the supporting information the FDA provides with it, including the FDA’s responses to comments Federal Register for August 5th, 2013


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