Tuesday, October 02, 2007

NOW ONLINE: U.S. DRAFT POSITIONS FOR CODEX COMMITTEE

Ever wonder where labeling standards come from? Yeah, me too. Well, from November 12 to November 16, 2007, the international Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) will meet in Germany. Standards for identifying gluten-free foods will be on the agenda.

Earlier this year, the United States requested input on the subject via the Food and Drug Administration. Now the United States has produced draft positions for the upcoming meeting. The positions include a single standard of 20ppm as the limit for a food labeled "gluten-free."

The draft positions can be found in this PDF document, which includes directions for emailing comments by October 10, 2007.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Very interesting! Yeah, if you noticed at the intl. symposium that there are sooo many different individual case studies with so many variables to consider. The "experts" still don't have all the answers yet. This is still interesting.