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Food Label Bill Seeks Clarity on Gluten

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Food Label Bill Seeks Clarity on Gluten

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Food Label Bill Seeks Clarity on Gluten

Food Label Bill Seeks Clarity on Gluten

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Up to 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, an immune disorder triggered by foods containing the protein gluten, such as wheat, barley and rye. A new federal food labeling bill calls on the Department of Health and Human Services to define the meaning of "gluten-free." NPR's Renee Montagne discusses the disease with Dr. Edward Hoffenberg of the University of Colorado.