Three months ago, hundreds from the celiac community rallied in Washington, DC at the Gluten-Free Labeling Summit. The goal was quite simple, get FDA's attention, show the agency that people who must follow a gluten-free diet must have clear, consistent labeling for gluten-free foods.
At the ACDA's urging, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Michael Taylor, made an unannounced visit, and explained the agency was hard at work on the labeling rule. He also assured the crowd, 'We hear you.'
Were we successful? You bet. Today, the FDA announced it was reopening the GF labeling rule to allow for additional comments, along with the gluten-free safety assessment, a key component in the development of the gluten free labeling standard.
The public will be able to comment on the assessment during the 60-day comment by going towww.regulations.gov and entering Docket No. FDA-2005-N-0404
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