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'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

August 6, 2014
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means. This new requirement is especially important for people who suffer from celiac disease and don't absorb nutrients well. They can get sick from the gluten found in wheat and other cereal grains.

 
 
 

 

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