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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term "gluten-free" for voluntary food labeling. This will provide a uniform standard definition to help the up to 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive condition that can be effectively managed only by eating a gluten free diet.
"Cargill believes that we all have a stake in improving kids' nutrition – families, government, public health organizations and the food and beverage industry," said Pat Bowe, corporate vice president of Cargill's Food Ingredients & Systems businesses. "With this initiative, we are focusing resources to help customers develop formulations with less trans and saturated fat, sugar and sodium, and more whole grains, fiber and protein."