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    FDF Publishes Updated Gluten-Free Labeling Guidelines

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      The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) issues gluten-free labeling guidelines for food and non-alcoholic drink manufacturing industry and certain food sectors in the UK.


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    Celiac.com 07/26/2019 - The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is a support group that advocates for the food and non-alcoholic drink manufacturing industry, and certain food sectors in the UK. Seeking to provide clarity for consumers and consistency for manufacturers over gluten labeling, the FDF recently issued a set of product labeling guidelines called the Gluten Labeling Guidance: Best Practice for Pre-packed Foods which Include or Exclude Cereals Containing Gluten

    The FDF guidelines address various labeling scenarios, with special attention to oat and wheat types. The guidelines include information about the differences between celiac disease and cereal allergy, advice on precautionary allergen labeling, and flow charts for making claims about gluten absence in a given product. They also include an overview of the relevant EU and UK laws and policies.



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    Consumers rely on labels in order to make safe, informed choices about packaged foods. For consumers with food allergies or sensitivities, labels become even more important. Did the food originally contain gluten ingredients? Is it naturally gluten-free? Is it produced in a dedicated facility?

    For these and other reasons, it is crucial for manufacturers to label their products in compliance with law. That's where FDF comes in. FDF is committed to providing best-practice regulatory guidance, and looks for its new, more comprehensive guidelines to help food manufacturers, large and small, to make safe, informed choices for their package labels, says Alex Turtle, food law, labeling and enforcement manager, FDF.

    The march toward clear, consistent and helpful package labeling for gluten-free and other foods is an ongoing affair, but the FDF's latest guidelines represent a small victory for all sides in the world of gluten-free foods.

    The new guidelines are supported by Coeliac UK, Anaphylaxis Campaign, the British Retail Consortium and the Gluten Free Industry Association.

    Read more at IFST.org

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.


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