Starting this week, gluten-free labels on packaged foods have real meaning.
FDA’s new regulation for gluten-free food labeling standardizes what "gluten-free" means on the food label. Gluten-free is a voluntary claim that manufacturers may elect to use in the labeling of their foods.
Manufacturers that label their foods gluten-free are accountable for using the claim in a truthful and not misleading manner, and for complying with all requirements established by the regulation and enforced by FDA.
Last August, the FDA said food manufacturers had one year to meet the requirements.