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The Gluten-Free Labeling Rule: What Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Need to Know to Help Clients with Gluten-Related Disorders

Published:December 19, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2014.10.001
      On August 5, 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule on gluten-free labeling.

      US Food and Drug Administration. Federal Register. Final Rule; Document 78 FR 47154: Food labeling; gluten-free labeling of foods. https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/08/05/2013-18813/food-labeling-gluten-free-labeling-of-foods. Accessed May 6, 2014.

      This rule defines the claim gluten-free when voluntarily used on food labels. The rule went into effect on September 4, 2013, and had a compliance date of August 5, 2014. All products labeled on or after August 5, 2014, bearing a gluten-free claim on product packaging that fall under the labeling jurisdiction of the FDA must be in compliance. Consumers and registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) should be mindful that products labeled before the compliance date may be on store shelves for a period of time.
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