UNITED STATES - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a new rule, establishing gluten-free labeling compliance requirements for fermented, hydrolyzed and distilled food that would require manufacturers to make and keep records monitoring the following:
- The food meets the requirements of the gluten-free food labeling final rule prior to fermentation or hydrolysis
- The manufacturer has adequately evaluated its process for any potential gluten cross-contact
- Where a potential for gluten cross-contact has been identified, the manufacturer has implemented measures to prevent the introduction of gluten into the food during the manufacturing process
The rule applies to:
- Green olives
- FDA regulated beers
The proposed rule is open for public consultation until February 16, 2016.