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FDA Gluten Free Labeling Update

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 ...

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Smart Balance Acquires Glutino Food Group for $66.3 Million

On August 3, Smart Balance, Inc. announced it purchased Glutino Food Group for $66.3 million cash.  With this purchase, Smart Balance picks up arguably the #1 most recognized gluten-free brand in the United States. PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Smart Balance, Inc. (NasdaqGM: SMBL) announced it acquired 100% of the equity interest of Importations DE-RO-MA, which owns Glutino ...

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Joplin Missouri Celiacs Need Our Help!

People with celiac disease in Joplin, MO need our help!  The following message was posted by Barbara Hicks, leader of the Tri Lakes Celiac Support Group in Kimberling, MO. Contact Barbara to find out how you can get involved. Hi Everyone, I am sure that by now you have heard about the tornado that hit Joplin.  It took out ...

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Glutenfreeworks.com Celebrates Celiac Awareness Month with Gluten-Free Extravaganza

  Fort Washington, PA, USA– Glutenfreeworks.com, one of the most popular gluten-free websites on the internet, is celebrating Celiac Awareness Month during May by giving away over 640 gluten-free prizes in a Gluten Free Extravaganza!  Gluten Free Works is awarding the Gluten Free Extravaganza prizes to members of its new social network, Gluten Free NetWorks, the newest social network for the ...

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Kellogg’s Announces New Gluten-free Rice Krispies [Discontinued]

[Update: Kellogg’s has discontinued it’s gluten-free Rice Krispies.] BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 11, 2011 — The wait for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity is almost over. Starting in June 2011, grocery stores nationwide will begin stocking new Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal alongside the original variety. Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal brings a family favorite back to the ...

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Fox News Video: Boy with Autism Recovers After Gluten-free Casein-free Diet

Ethan Fox never slept more than two hours at a time.  He did not speak.  He ran continuously, day and night, until he would collapse from exhaustion.  After a short nap, he would awaken and run again.  At one year of age, Ethan was diagnosed with autism.  At 20 months, after being written off by other physicians, he was placed on a gluten-free, dairy-free ...

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Update on FDA’s Gluten-Free Food Labeling Rule

Rhonda Kane, MS, RD, Consumer Safety Officer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), provided us with the following status report on FDA’s gluten-free food labeling rulemaking: “FDA published a proposed rule to define the food labeling term “gluten-free” on January 23, 2007, which had a 90-day public comment period that closed on April 23, 2007.  As discussed on page ...

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Subway’s Foray Into Gluten-free Makes It on CNN.com

As most of you have heard by now, Subway began testing out a gluten-free bun and brownie in Dallas-Fort Worth and Tyler/Longview, TX on January 10th. This development at Subway warranted an article on CNN Health where you can see photos of both the bun and the brownie.   According to celiac.com, the gluten-free rolls and brownies made by

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UConn’s Gluten-Free Food Program a National Model

Freedom from gluten is becoming easier than ever, especially if you happen to be eating at the University of Connecticut. Are you gluten-intolerant? If you are not, odds are you know someone who is. And if you are – as are an estimated 1 in 100 people who have celiac disease – you know how hard it is to eat ...

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