This is todays hot news from GIG, the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America: gluten.org/resources/
What will the FLMA do?
The FLMA 2021 will help people who are living gluten-free and reading food labels that are currently confusing or misleading.
Through the FLMA, manufacturers will be required to identify any gluten-containing grains used to produce every ingredient on a product’s ingredient list. That means that in addition to wheat (an allergen), barley and rye (grains that contain gluten but are not considered “allergens” by the FDA) must appear on food labels.
The above is courtesy of G.I.G.
This is fantastic news in my opinion as it literally will be a game changer so please support it especially if you're one of our US friends so here's a copy of the proposed bill and how you can support it:
For those of us who struggle with eating gluten free bought goods because of codex this shows real hope in my opinion as international markets are so important so hopefully there will be a knock on effect in the UK. Especially as more and more coeliac aren't happy with the interpretation of codex in the UK so please support this if you can.
In the US Australia/Nz they have had to label wheat derivatives as exactly that for over 2 decades and in Australia wheat derivatives have to be tested to be below 3ppm to be classed as gluten free so we are literally worlds apart in our labelling standards ethos.
So please share this info with other coeliac and those with gluten intolerance on relevant communities and or web sites as this is just starting to happen now and its empowering for us and the world wide gluten free community.