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Fda Proposal Allows Gluten-free Label

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Just read this in the paper and thought I would share this with everyone:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Foods made without a protein found in wheat, rye and barley could be labeled gluten-free under a proposed rule released Monday by federal health officials.

The proposal would allow companies to voluntarily flag foods without the cereal protein, which can cause inflammation of the small intestine in the estimated 1.5 million to 3 million Americans with celiac disease. Most have never been diagnosed.

Gluten can trigger an immune response in celiac sufferers that damages the lining of the small intestine. Eventually, that damage can hamper the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients.

Celiac disease has no cure but can be managed by avoiding foods that contain gluten.

The label could be used on foods that have been processed to remove the protein. The rule wouldn't apply to foods that ordinarily don't contain gluten, like corn and rice.

The Food and Drug Administration posted the proposed rule for comment on its Web site Monday.

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2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)

2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life

2009

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