FDA Proposal for Celiac Disease

(WVLT) - Under a new FDA proposal, certain foods made without a protein found in barley, rye and wheat could be labeled "gluten-free."

The labeling would be an effort to help those with celiac disease, in which gluten can cause an immune response that damages the small intestine.

The proposal would allow manufactures to voluntarily label foods that have been processed to remove gluten.

The FDA is inviting public comment on the proposal in the next 90 days.

You can view the proposal and get information on how to make a public comment by clicking here or go to www.FDA.gov.


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