In 2004, Congress directed the US Food
and Drug Administration to establish a uniform definition for “gluten free” for
food companies that want to claim that designation for their products. Congress
set a deadline of 2008, but now, three years later, nothing has been finalized.
Instead, the FDA has been asking experts and analyzing “various technical
issues,” when they should simply adopt the international standard of 20 parts
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