Gluten Decree: The FDA Standard

Gluten free has been a government-regulated standard in Europe for more than 25 years, but in the United States the closest equivalent has been voluntary certification from advocacy organizations like the Gluten Intolerance Group and the Celiac Sprue Association. Until now, that is. The Food and Drug Administration is poised to release its long-awaited standard for the $1.3 billion gluten-free industry.

“Gluten free” has been a government-regulated standard in Europe for more than 25 years, but in the United States the closest equivalent has been voluntary certification from advocacy organizations like the Gluten Intolerance Group and the Celiac Sprue Association.

Until now, that is. The Food and Drug Administration is poised to release its long-awaited standard for the $1.3 billion gluten-free industry. This comes as a safety net — and a relief — for the estimated 3 million people w

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