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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.

FDA sampling finds high level of compliance with gluten-free standards

June 2, 2017: from The FDA and IFT_:

"More than 99.5% of sampled food products labeled 'gluten-free' are in compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) requirement that such foods have less than 20 ppm (parts per million) of gluten. This is the finding of an FDA sampling assignment in which 702 samples from more than 250 products labeled 'gluten-free' were collected and analyzed from July 2015 to August 2016."
"The FDA found that only one of the products sampled did not comply with one of the major FDA requirements that went into effect in August 2014 for manufacturers using the term 'gluten-free' on their labeling. This product was recalled and subsequent sampling by the FDA did not find levels of gluten that violated the regulation."

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