The FDA is finally moving on regulating the claim “gluten-free” on packages, which is fantastic news! Lots of people have put in countless hours to make this happen. We’ve got 1 month left to comment—until October 3rd—and YOUR comment is vital to getting the law YOU want.
During the Aug 2nd teleconference, we heard that the comment period was re-opened and we might have a law by late 2012. Several prominent researchers, including Dr. Alesso Fasano and Dr.Stefano Guandalini, spoke in favor of the new proposed legislation. “This is a standard that has been in use in Europe for almost two decades, & the science supports the U.S. adopting it as well,” commented Dr. Fasano. I posted highlights of the teleconference, but upon reading the 90+ page safety assessment, I had a lot of questions! http://1.usa.gov/r4NDLA
The safety assessment suggests that for the most sensitive Celiac, (more…)