FDA to tighten ‘gluten-free’ label regulations

    If you’re buying gluten-free foods, you might want to look not just as the label, but at the food’s production process.

    While the FDA is stepping up regulations of the ‘gluten-free’ label, foods currently carrying that mark might be cross-contaminated from being processed in a plant the produces gluten.

    As Health & Science reporter Carolyn Beeler found out, even those smaller traces of gluten can cause illness in people with celiac. A new regulation will allow the FDA to test foods to ensure facilities comply with the 20 parts per million rule that’s meant to keep gluten levels low.

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