In April, celiacs went to Washington DC, where they again made a point clear to the FDA: the time for clear food labeling is NOW. It isn't always simple shopping with food issues- many companies get it, some don't and you have to learn to read labels (this is where one may seem obsessively picky.) Also, accidentally peppering conversations with long chemical names, all to bemused looks when you really weren't trying to show off, tends to happen once you've become a peruser (Peruse means to look over carefully, not just scan.) of labels.
"What's in red dye?" (Like it or not, you've likely eaten some crushed beetles.)
The FDA has been promising to work on labeling for gluten-free foods for over 4 years now. Today, a statement was issued on the FDA's site:
FDA Consumer Updates: A Glimpse At Gluten
How Is FDA Proposing to Define ‘Gluten-Free’?
In 2007, FDA proposed to allow manufacturers to label a food “gluten-free” if the food does not contain any of the following: In the notice reopening the comment period, FDA states that it continues to believe the proposed definition of “gluten-free” is the correct one.
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