'Milestone' federal gluten-free label rule takes effect

August 10, 2014 7:06 AM

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'Milestone' federal gluten-free label rule takes effect

Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled "gluten-free" took effect last week - a "major milestone," says a leading expert on gluten disorders.

"The gluten-free diet for someone with celiac disease is like insulin for diabetics," says Alessio Fasano, a gastroenterologist and director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the recent book Gluten Freedom.

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