FDA Seeks Comments on Gluten-Free

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration will reopen the comment period Wednesday for its proposal on labeling foods as “gluten-free.”

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration will reopen the comment period Wednesday for its proposal on labeling foods as “gluten-free.”

The proposed rule conforms to the standard set by the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 2008, which requires that foods labeled as “gluten-free” not contain more than 20 ppm gluten. The standard has been adopted by 27 countries.

“Before finalizing our gluten-free definition, we want up-to-date input from affected consumers, the food

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