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What the FDA's New Gluten Free Labeling Means For YOU

What the FDA's New Gluten Free Labeling Means For YOU
Last year, the FDA in the United States finally standardized rules pertaining to food and gluten-free labeling.  So as of August 6, 2014, any product claiming gluten-free status must adhere to one standard, and this is it:

 [… ]foods may be labeled “gluten-free” if they meet the definition and otherwise comply with the final rule’s requirements. The final rule defines "gluten-free" as meaning that the food either is inherently gluten free; or does not contain an ingredient that is: 1) a gluten-containing grain (e.g., spelt wheat)

Or:
 Any unavoidable presence of gluten in the food must be less than 20 ppm.
This is a regulation that would, conceivably, benefit those with Celiac Disease especially.  Shouldn't a standardised labeling system be a huge weight-off the back of any consumer medically requiring a gluten-free diet?

But the facts and institution of the law are a little more wobbly.  Look out for loopholes, and read on... I've dug through the details extensively now, and that's where it becomes a little less certain that this regulation will benefit anyone.