FOR FOOD MANUFACTURERS: SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT INGREDIENTS CONTAINING GLUTENTricia Thompson
During this period of food shortages and supply disruptions as a result of COVID-19, FDA is allowing manufacturers to make certain ingredient substitutions without changing the ingredients list. FDA stated in a letter to Gluten Free Watchdog that their COVID-19 food labeling flexibilities:
“… are not to be used when they may pose a health or safety issue. This would include the introduction of an ingredient containing gluten. Substitutions, in any amount, are not appropriate without a corresponding label change when the substituted ingredient is one that may cause a safety concern.”
To help manufacturers avoid the inadvertent substitution of a gluten-containing ingredient for a gluten-free ingredient, Gluten Free Watchdog, along with five other groups put together some information.
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To read the statement in full see https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GFWDManufacturerAlertFDACovidGuidanceFINALVERSION.pdf