Deciphering food labels is key to gluten-free shopping, expert says

04/25/2012 | Empowher.com

Reading food labels is an important part of shopping for people with celiac disease, and registered dietitian Tricia Thompson, founder of Gluten Free Watchdog, says deciphering the labels can be a challenge for the newly diagnosed. "The learning curve is steep," Thompson says. The FDA is expected to finalize gluten-free labeling rules this year that will ban products that contain barley, wheat, rye or triticale and ingredients derived from them unless the gluten is removed.

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