In 2007, the FDA was given the responsibility to standardize gluten-free labeling. That’s right…2007. Right now, pretty much anybody can stick a “gluten-free” label on their packaging without proving it.
For someone like me, who is sick for months from the slightest bit of gluten, this just sucks.
So now, four years later, the FDA is proposing that foods can be labeled gluten free…wait for it…even if they aren’t. They are still allowing under 20 parts per milligram of gluten. I know, I know…it’s a minute amount.
And if you are intolerant or allergic, that may pass mustard. But if you are a Celiac, gluten-free should be gluten-free!
What is so difficult about this concept?