Is labeling gluten-free products as such a new requirement from the Food and Drug Administration, or are companies simply latching on to the current gluten-free trend?

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Beth Waitrovich is a Food Safety Educator with MSU Extension.

Beth Waitrovich

Food packages are not required to have the gluten-free label. Companies are trying to promote their product to consumers looking for gluten-free products. It is required to label food products if they include any of the eight major food allergens: milk, fish, soy, Crustacean shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat and eggs. I do not have expertise in required labeling for medications. I think a pharmacist would be a good resource for that information.

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