FDA Sampling Finds High Level of Compliance with Gluten-Free Standards
More than 99.5 percent of sampled food products labeled “gluten-free” are in compliance with FDA’s requirement that such foods have less than 20 ppm (parts per million) of gluten.
This is the finding of an FDA sampling assignment in which 702 samples from more than 250 products labeled “gluten free” were collected and analyzed. Only one of those products was found to not comply with one of the major FDA requirements that went into effect in August 2014 for manufacturers using the term “gluten-free” on their labeling. This product was recalled and subsequent sampling by the FDA did not find levels of gluten that violated the regulation.