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FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Rule Defended By CDF and Other Organizations

Seen as a ‘safe’ standard, despite concerns of some, celiac organizations say The FDA last month released a regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling. The regulation sets a standard of no more than 20 parts per million of gluten for a product to be labeled as gluten-free, among other requirements. The standard “is consistent […]

CDF CEO Marilyn Geller Interviewed About FDA’s Gluten-Free Label Ruling in National Geographic

Until last Friday, no standard definition for the term “gluten-free” existed—even though the market for gluten-free food and beverages reached $4.2 billion in 2012. The “gluten-free” label slapped onto products “was in good faith,” says Celiac Disease Foundation CEO Marilyn G. Geller. “You spent a lot of time in grocery stores hoping that the company labeling products ‘gluten-free’ was adhering to a voluntary standard.”

CDF CEO, Marilyn Geller, quoted throughout article in FoodServiceDirector.com

CDF CEO, Marilyn Geller, quoted throughout article in FoodServiceDirector.com analyzing the collateral effects of the settlement between Lesley University and the Department of Justice after the DOJ found that food allergies* may constitute a disability under the ADA. *Celiac disease is often mis-categorized as a food allergy notwithstanding the differentiation between the body’s autoimmune vs. […]

FDA Defines “Gluten-Free” for Food Labeling

Celiac Disease Foundation Applauds FDA Food Labeling Rule Defining “Gluten-Free.” By August of 2014, all FDA-regulated foods labeled “Gluten-Free” must contain less than 20 ppm of gluten or manufacturers face regulatory enforcement. The rule is long awaited good news for those with celiac disease. There is an undeniable air of excitement at the national Celiac […]

CDF quoted in Press Release for Gluten-Free Dating Website

Our Operations / Communications Director, Hillary Kane, was quoted as GlutenFreeSingles.com launches its new online dating site. “There is a time and a place to educate food-servers, restaurateurs and dining partners about the danger of cross-contamination and villi damage from gluten…a first date, is not that place or time,” said Hillary Kane,communications director of the […]

CDF Medical Advisory Board Member Alessio Fasano Co-Authors Study on Stem Cell Pathways in Acute Celiac Disease

Expression Analysis of Intestinal Stem Cell Signaling Pathways in Acute Celiac Disease Background: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by ingestion of gluten, the key proteic component of wheat, in genetically predisposed individuals. The intestinal mucosa presents lesions with varying degrees of inflammation secondary to the autoimmune insult characterized by villous atrophy and crypts […]