August 5th–The compliance date for the gluten-free labeling rule has finally arrived. Some basic (and not so basic) information about the rule has been posted on Gluten Free Watchdog. To read the post please see https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/blog/FOODS-LABELED-GLUTEN-FREE-MUST-NOW-BE-IN-COMPLIANCE-WITH-THE-FDA-GLUTEN-FREE-LABELING-RULE/38
Gluten Free Watchdog Product Alert: Boulder Canyon Malt Vinegar Chips
At least two (maybe three) varieties of Boulder Canyon malt vinegar and sea salt chips are labeled gluten-free and/or erroneously contain the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) Certified Gluten-Free mark (i.e. they were never certified by GFCO) and include the
Restaurants and Gluten-Free Labeling Claims
The following statement was drafted by Rhonda Kane, MS, RD, former Consumer Safety Officer, Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Current FDA staff reviewed and slightly revised this statement and granted me (Tricia Thompson, MS, RD) permission to post the revision
Is Barley-Based “Gluten-Removed” Beer, such as Omission Safe for People with Celiac Disease?
Gluten Free Watchdog has released a special report on the safety of Omission beer–a barley-based “gluten-removed” malt beverage. The report is available at: https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/blogPost.php?id=30
Gluten Free Watchdog’s Report on the Gluten Contamination of Spices
A public version of this report has been posted at https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/blog.php?id=27
Do parents of children with celiac disease really have to worry that their children’s retainers contain gluten?
By Amy Jones, MS, RD and Tricia Thompson, MS, RD Many of you may have heard about the article “An Orthodontic Retainer Preventing Remission in Celiac Disease” recently published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. In short, this is a case
Gluten contamination levels in labeled gluten-free foods: Two years worth of data from Gluten Free Watchdog
Summary findings from two years of testing labeled gluten-free foods sold in the US was recently published in the Journal Practical Gastroenterology. See http://tinyurl.com/k58kx2d
Survey Results: Rice, Arsenic, and Gluten-Free Diets
Poster Presentation from the International Celiac Disease Symposium: Survey on Rice Consumption among US Adults with Celiac Disease: Impact on Inorganic Arsenic Intake If we missed seeing you at ICDS2013 here is the link to the poster. Brian and I
Gluten Content of Labeled Gluten-Free Foods Sold in the US: Summary Findings from Gluten Free Watchdog
The poster we presented at the International Celiac Disease Symposium has been posted at https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/blog.php?id=8. A more comprehensive report representing two years worth of data will be published in October in the journal Practical Gastroenterology. Thanks to everyone who supports this
FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Rule Finalized!
My apologies for the long post. Each section stands alone and there is no reason to read this article in one sitting!! What is provided below is my personal compilation of information from the gluten-free labeling rule, the executive summary