Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC has tested a cross section of gluten-free foods since its debut on May 16. Flours, mixes, hot cereals, ready-to-eat cereals, cookies, snack foods, breads, pastas, soups, and tortillas from Arrowhead Mills, Authentic Foods, Bob’s Red Mill, Eco-Planet, General Mills, Holly’s Oatmeal, Lundberg Family Farms, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Namaste Foods, Orgran, Pamela’s Products, Quinoa Corporation, Thai Kitchen, Think Thin, and Trader Joe’s have been tested. These products have been purchased in triplicate from grocery and natural foods stores, through Amazon, and directly from manufacturers. All products have been sent unopened to Bia Diagnostics in Burlington Vermont. Samples have been tested in duplicate (two extractions) using the standard sandwich R5 ELISA (R7001 Ridascreen Gliadin) with cocktail extraction.
As of the end of June test results for seventeen products have been posted. All products tested were labeled gluten free. Sixteen products tested below 20 parts per million of gluten, including 15 that tested below 5 parts per million. One product tested above 20 parts per million.
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