The FDA announces a new rule that provides standard definition to protect the health of Americans with celiac disease
IOWA CITY, IA – August 5, 2013 –On August 2nd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a new regulation defining the term "gluten-free" for voluntary food labeling. This will provide a uniform standard definition to help the nearly three million Americans who have celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive condition that can be effectively managed only by eating a gluten-free diet. Iowa City, Iowa-based Breads From Anna, creator and manufacturer of gluten and allergen-free baking mixes, meets this FDA definition of gluten-free. This new federal definition requires that, in order to use the term "gluten-free" on its label, a food must meet all of the requirements of the definition, including that the food must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. The rule also requires foods with the claims “no gluten,” “free of gluten,” and “without gluten” to meet the definition for “gluten-free.” With its USDA and Kosher certified, gluten-free facility, Breads From Anna requires no change to comply with this criteria.
"For years I have been signing petitions to ensure these new and tighter food labeling guidelines for gluten-free take place,” said Anna Sobaski, Founder and President of Breads From Anna. “This is a great advancement for everyone in the celiac community and for all people with gluten intolerance and food allergies. These are important measures to ensure the food we eat is safe.”
Breads From Anna ships product throughout the U.S. and globally. Launched in 2004 with one mix, the company has grown to offer a line of 12 gluten and allergen-free baking mixes, including breads, quick breads, pizza crust, pie crust, muffins, pancake, and brownies. Breads From Anna® mixes are non GMO and are free from the top eight food allergens including dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, rice, fish and shellfish. All Breads From Anna mixes are high in protein and fiber and only sweetened with maple or honey. All mixes are produced in gluten, soy, rice and nut-free facility also USDA and Kosher certified.
About Breads From Anna
Breads From Anna, an Iowa City, Iowa headquartered business, provides gluten and allergen-free baking mixes to consumers around the world through the company website and thousands of national and international retail partners. Breads From Anna mixes are known for being free from common allergens and having superior taste and nutritional content. Additional information about Breads from Anna can be found by visiting www.breadsfromanna.com and on Facebook at http//facebook.com/breadsfromanna. Breads From Anna mixes can be purchased directly on www.breadsfromanna.com.
About Anna Sobaski
Chef Anna Sobaski is the Founder and President of Breads From Anna, a leading gluten and allergen-free baking mix company. She is an expert in the area of gluten and allergen-free living and a graduate of the premier institute for learning about food as medicine; the Natural Gourmet Cookery School Institute for Food and Health in New York City. In addition, Anna has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Iowa. Anna demonstrates her passion for helping people enjoy a gluten and allergen-free lifestyle by continuing to develop mixes and recipes and traveling the country teaching gluten and allergen-free cooking classes and workshops. She has been featured in many of the industry’s premier magazines and is a sought-after speaker at conferences, support groups, and health food stores. For more information, visit www.breadsfromanna.com.
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