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Gluten-Free Labeling Standard


For those who haven’t yet heard the news, the US now has a gluten-free labeling standard which was recently approved by the FDA. Main Points 20 PPM Products labeled gluten free must contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm). This includes food that is under the jurisdiction of the FDA, but not those covered […]

Gluten-Free Labeling: Sign the Petition

Although the Food and Drug Administration told us they would finalize a gluten-free labeling rule by the end of September 2012, that did not happen.  The gluten-free community is taking their request to a higher level and petitioning the White House.  There are two days left to sign the petition, and although the goal of […]

How to Read Labels


It’s day 4 of the 10 Days of Gluten Free blog hop!  I am covering topics related to getting started on the gluten free diet.  Be sure to visit the other participating blogs listed at the end of this post.  Each one is covering a different gluten-free topic and has a great giveaway you can […]

Homemade Food Labels: Kitchen Tip

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When making some homemade food gifts, particularly ones that you package in a glass jar such as a canning jar or spice jar, adding a neatly printed label can make it look extra special. I have done this several times.  I use Word to design my labels and then print them on a full sheet […]

FDA’s Proposed Gluten-Free Labeling Law

I have put off writing this post for over a month because my thoughts and opinions on the matter have not been clear.  I have concluded that there is no easy answer, but I believe that you all need to be aware of what is going on with labeling, so I will attempt to present […]

Reading Labels Part 3


In part 1, Is It Gluten Free?  Reading Labels, I talked about what to look for on a label.  In part 2, I discussed “contains” statements and the process of reading a label. Today I would like to address the issue of cross contamination and how that might show up on a label in the […]

Reading Labels Part 2


Last week’s post on reading labels gives you good basic information, but I want to carry the discussion a bit farther.  This week and next I want to talk about two aspects of label reading in the United States a little more in depth. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) As a result […]

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