RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to close a company that marketed bread as gluten-free that did contain the protein.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the state on Wednesday asked for a temporary restraining order against Paul Seelig of Great Specialty Products of Durham.
The attorney general's office says independent lab tests showed the bread contained gluten, which is found in wheat flour and can cause problems ranging from rashes to diarrhea for people with celiac disease.
The state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services began investigating after complaints about the company's breads sold at the North Carolina State Fair. Three people complained about illnesses.
Seelig says if the bread had gluten, there would have been many complaints.