Vital Wheat Gluten is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) under 21 C.F.R. §184.1322 for use as a dough strengthener, formulation aid, nutrient supplement, processing aid, stabilizer and thickener, surface finishing agent and texturizing agent at levels not to exceed current good manufacturing practice.
Vital wheat gluten also complies fully with the requirements for purity and identity stipulated by the joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives.
Wheat Protein Products are covered by a Codex standard and vital wheat gluten is approved for use by most countries throughout the world. However, it is recommended that the user contact the local food additive regulatory authorities to determine compliance with all local food legislation.