Celiac
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What does “gluten-free” really mean on a product label?

The US FDA gluten-free standard requires that any product labeled “gluten free” contain less than 20ppm of gluten. The most sensitive celiacs have their disease activated with 10mg of gluten in a day’s diet. At 100mg per day, all celiacs are activated. For perspective, a gluten-free food that has less than 20ppm of gluten would require you to eat 2 pounds of it in one day to reach a significant amount of gluten in your system to trigger the disease. December, 2015

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