This debate is raging on, especially since the FDA in the US have now set a limit of 20ppm, bringing their gluten food rules into line with our European ones. See their press release here:
However, as one of our readers kindly pointed out, Australia isn’t so convinced. See the article below where an Australian gastroenterologist questions whether Australia should follow suit in the light of the FDA report ages ago that as little as 1ppm is enough to scupper coeliac healing. As he says:
the proposed new GF standard may not be safe for patients with CD.
Read here where I wrote about the FDA report:
and here for the Oz article in the Medical Journal of Australia:
Thanks, A, for sending it in for us. I’m not actually sure if we can ever get down to a low enough level of gluten free food for some gluten sensitives, so it is a bit of a moot point. I do applaud the lowering of the parts per million labelling but, sadly, it will never be enough for the hyper-sensitives among us. Well done to this chap, though, for pointing out what we have been saying all along.