K A S H R U T . C O M©

The Premier Kosher Information Source on the Internet


HOME | PASSOVER | CONSUMER | COMMERCIAL | TRAVEL | ZEMANIM | LINKS | ARTICLES | RECIPES | HUMOR | E-MAIL LIST

Subscribe to get e-mail when this site is updated
for from
to
 
Shop Artscroll and support Kashrut.com
 

Food News


THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following information is from the Newhope361.com on July 9, 2014.

The FDA gluten-free labeling regulation will go into effect on August 5, 2014.
FDA Guidance documents
This rule is for entities that choose to make a "gluten-free" claim on their food labels.

  • Gluten free neans no wheat, rye, barley, or their crossbred hybrids. An ingredient that is made from a gluten-containing grain and that has been processed to remove gluten, if the use of that ingredient contains 20 parts per million (ppm) or more gluten.
  • Gluten-free products must contain 20 ppm gluten in a concentration level rather than an absolute quantity of gluten in a food. It is equivalent to 20 milligrams of gluten per 1 kilogram (or 1000 grams (g)) of food.
  • An ingredient that is made from a gluten-containing grain that has been processed to remove gluten, such as wheat starch, must result in under 20 parts per million gluten in the finished food for the food to be labeled "gluten-free." This product must contain the statement that the ingredient has been processed to remove the gluten and include contains wheat in the ingredient statement.
  • A "gluten-free" claim also can appear on the labels of foods that inherently do not contain gluten (e.g. raw carrots and grapefruit juice).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/News/?alert=W227

The information posted is from secondary sources. We cannot take responsibility for the accuracy of the information.
Comments to webmaster@kashrut.com 
© Copyright 2017 Scharf Associates
Phone: (781)784-6890 
E-mail: ajms@kashrut.com
URL: " http://www.kashrut.com/"
 
Arlene J. Mathes-Scharf  
Food Scientist - Kosher Food Specialist
 
Scharf Associates
P.O. Box 50
Sharon, MA 02067