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Aug 2 2013

FDA Standardizes Gluten-Free Labeling Giveaway

I opened my email this morning to some very exciting news – the FDA standardizes gluten-free labeling!  I can’t even begin to express how excited I am by this decision!

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Read below to find out what this means.

As you know, prior to today, there was no threshold for how much gluten could be in a product labeled gluten free, creating an unsafe shopping environment for the millions of consumers with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

The FDA’s decision mandates that all products labeled gluten free must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten by August 2, 2014.  Glutino’s products currently contain less than 10 parts per million of gluten, well below the standard announced by the FDA.

According to a recent study conducted by Glutino (the 2013 Glutino Survey for Gluten Free Labeling), the FDA’s mandate satisfies the overwhelming majority (92 percent) of consumers who believe there needs to be a clear set of guidelines for what can be labeled gluten free.

Other findings from the survey include:

- One in five Americans live, or know someone who lives, a gluten free lifestyle

- 86 percent of consumers have seen gluten free products offered in their supermarkets

Coincidentally, today is the 9th anniversary of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), making this a truly monumental day for the consumers and brands that have been waiting for this announcement.

Are you doing the happy dance yet? If not, you may be once I tell you that Boulder Brands (Glutino and Udi’s) has offered to give five lucky readers each 1 box of Glutino Toaster Pastries.   It’s time to celebrate!  All you have to do to enter to win is follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box below

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*The toaster pastries are being provided free of charge by Boulder Brands.  The thoughts and opinions shared in this blog post are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Kathy says:

    I have been GF for 3 years. It has changed my life. I have lost 65 pound and feel so much better!

  2. Kathy says:

    I have been GF for 3 years. It has changed my life. I have lost 65 pound and feel so much better!

  3. Amy says:

    I’ve been gluten free for about 5 years now. It’s a lot easier now than it was 5 years ago!!

  4. Amy says:

    I’ve been gluten free for about 5 years now. It’s a lot easier now than it was 5 years ago!!

  5. Lentilite says:

    Yay! (10 years)

  6. Lentilite says:

    Yay! (10 years)

  7. chs says:

    This is great, but I wish they would add GLUTEN (not just WHEAT) to the list of labeled allergens. That would really make life easier.

  8. chs says:

    This is great, but I wish they would add GLUTEN (not just WHEAT) to the list of labeled allergens. That would really make life easier.

  9. Laurajj Jacobson says:

    Its almost 6 years for me now!

  10. Laurajj Jacobson says:

    Its almost 6 years for me now!

  11. Laura says:

    It has been three and a half years since my diagnosis

  12. Laura says:

    It has been three and a half years since my diagnosis

  13. kim ledford says:

    May was 2 years to be gluten free.

  14. kim ledford says:

    May was 2 years to be gluten free.

  15. Karol says:

    I have been gf for about 3 1/2 years now.

  16. Karol says:

    I have been gf for about 3 1/2 years now.

  17. Theresa Kavouras says:

    I have been Gluten Free since the start of the year!

  18. Theresa Kavouras says:

    I have been Gluten Free since the start of the year!

  19. Kim says:

    Exciting news! I have been GF for 10 1/2 yrs now. My DS has been GF for 1 yr and would love to try the toaster pastries. I could skip them :-)

  20. Kim says:

    Exciting news! I have been GF for 10 1/2 yrs now. My DS has been GF for 1 yr and would love to try the toaster pastries. I could skip them :-)

  21. sspiker02 says:

    I’ve been gluten free since March of 2010–when my son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I figured the best way to learn the diet was to actually live it. Over 3 years later I feel better for it too.

  22. sspiker02 says:

    I’ve been gluten free since March of 2010–when my son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I figured the best way to learn the diet was to actually live it. Over 3 years later I feel better for it too.

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