Summary

On August 2, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule defining “gluten-free” for food labeling, which will help consumers, especially those living with celiac disease, be confident that items labeled gluten-free meet a defined standard for gluten content. This white paper provides an overview of the new gluten-free regulatory requirements which applies to all FDA-regulated packaged foods, including dietary supplements. However, companies can voluntarily choose to meet these gluten-free requirements for any other consumer product, such as cosmetics or personal care products, to demonstrate to concerned shoppers their commitment to gluten-free offerings.