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REP. ENGEL APPLAUDS FDA CLARIFICATION OF GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) applauded the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today clarifying what gluten-free products on the market actually entail.  Rep. Engel is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and a member of the Health Subcommittee. 

“I commend the FDA for making this clarification, it will make the lives of the over three million Americans suffering from celiac disease, and the millions of others who are affected by gluten issues, much easier as they shop in supermarkets. Knowing exactly what is in the products on the shelves is vital to the health of those who need gluten-free products, and the inconsistency of the labeling at this point has been troubling.  Knowing that a product labeled gluten-free will now have to contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten will enable people to feed themselves, and their families, with greater ease and peace of mind.”

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