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FDA Moves … Closer … to Gluten Free Labeling?

August 2nd, 2011 43 Comments

Today, the US Federal Drug Administration announced two (small) steps forward in its effort to define gluten free in the retail marketplace. According to the FDA’s website, the agency has reopened the comment period on the proposed gluten free standards originally introduced in 2007. It has also released and is seeking input  on a paper about the effect [...]

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FDA Testing Gluten Free Labeling

April 14th, 2010 38 Comments

Update 4/15/10: The FDA has closed the gluten free labeling survey as it claims that the survey has met quota. Keep your eyes on this space for more news as the FDA formalizes the gluten free labeling process.
Movement has begun at the FDA in the agency’s efforts to introduce standardized gluten free labeling. Take the survey at [...]

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Why the mystery when eating out?

December 1st, 2009 37 Comments

I love to eat. I really love eating out. But, I really don’t love being forced to eat on the road. For gluties, every new restaurant is a risk and every uninformed server is a serious source of frustration.
Over the past several months, I’ve been traveling quite a bit in both my personal and professional [...]

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How Soon Till Our Pantries Boast All the Right Labels?

June 10th, 2008 27 Comments

On Sunday, June 8, the Washington Post ran an article “Food Allergies Trigger Multibillion-Dollar Specialty Market” by Annys Shin discussing the new and widespread marketing aims of food corporations to cater to consumers with food sensitivities. The article states that according to research firm Mintel, by 2010, the gluten-free food and drink industry is expected [...]

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