Looking ahead, legislation regarding the use of gluten-free labeling on foods is scheduled for initial proposal on Jan. 1, 2008, and for enactment on Jan. 1, 2010. Guidelines are also being developed for the handling, preparation and disclosure of allergen-free foods, beyond retail food product labeling and into food service organizations such as restaurants, bakeries and schools. All this will mean an added level of control for food processors, distributors and other parties along the food product supply chain.
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Beth Berndt is director of industry solutions for consumer products at Ross Systems. Reach her at 770-351-9600 or email@example.com.