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FDA defines “gluten-free”

August 6, 2013

The FDA was directed to issue a new regulation by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which directed the FDA to set guidelines for the use of the term “gluten-free.”  The recent FDA ruling defines “gluten-free” as food containing less than 20 parts per million of gluten.

Omission Brewing, the first craft beer brand in the U.S. to focus solely on brewing beer specially crafted to remove gluten, is anxious to see how the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will apply the FDA guidelines to Omission products.

The TTB regulates beer at the federal level, and ruled in May 2012 that breweries, like Omission, which remove gluten from their beer products, had to label their products with the phrase, “(Processed – OR – Treated – OR – Crafted) to remove gluten,” along with a special disclaimer that the products may contain gluten.

Craft Brew Alliance one step closer to being able to label Omission Beer “gluten-free” | BeerPulse.


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