Gluten-free foods, labels now regulated

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Starting Tuesday, gluten-free labels on packaged foods will have real meaning.

Until now, the term gluten-free had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it meant.

Now, anything labeled gluten-free will contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten -- ensuring those products are technically free of wheat, rye and barley.
 
This new requirement is especially important for people who suffer from celiac disease.

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