Celiac Disease

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FDA Sets "Gluten-Free" Labeling Standards

The FDA’s new final rules on gluten-free labeling went into effect on September 4, 2013. Manufacturers have until August 5, 2014 to comply with the FDA’s new rules. Many manufacturers currently label their food with a...more

When may a label say “gluten free”? Get ready to comply with FDA’s final rule

It is estimated that between 1.5 and 3 million people in America suffer from celiac disease, a chronic autoimmune disorder in which consuming gluten damages the lining of the small intestine, preventing absorption of...more

New FDA Rule Provides Standard Definition of "Gluten-Free" for Food Labeling

The FDA has at long last adopted formal and final rules regarding the voluntary labeling of products as being “Gluten-Free.” While the rules announced on Aug. 2 will not be enforced until September 2014, it is recommended...more

Will an FDA Rule Make People Sick? - FDA Establishes a Rule on the Labeling of "Gluten Free" Foods that Sets a Limit Above What...

On August 5, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a final rule on the labeling of foods as “gluten free.” Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, rye, barley, and their crossbred hybrids. Gluten gives...more

Patent Profile: Nestec Receives Patent for Method of Predicting Risk of Celiac Disease

Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,409,819, entitled "Methods to predict risk for celiac disease by detecting anti-flagellin antibody levels." The '819 patent is assigned to...more

Act Now Advisory: DOJ Serves Notice: Celiac Disease and Severe Allergies Now Classified as Disabilities Under the ADA -...

A recent settlement agreement between the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts explicitly extends the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") to...more

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