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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - FDA issues guidance on use of term “gluten-free” by small businesses. The...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

Advertising Law - August 22, 2013

In This Issue: - Diaper Rash Settlement Rubs 6th Circuit the Wrong Way - NAD: “World’s Best” Claims Constitute Puffery - FDA Releases “Gluten-Free” Guidelines - From Across the Pond: U.K. Deals with Alcohol...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

Update: FDA Weighs In on “Gluten-Free” Labeling Requirements

On August 2, 2013, the FDA issued its final rule defining the term “gluten-free” (and its equivalents, such as “no gluten,” “free of gluten,” and “without gluten”) for voluntary use in food labeling. ...more

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