Balsamic Four Onion Spread is labeled gluten-free but contains barley malt extract. Fortunately the gluten-free label is being removed from the product. For much more information, please see https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/blog.php?id=8.
Testing of Gluten-Free Foods: Summary of Findings
As of February 15, 2012 Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC (www.glutenfreewatchdog.org) has tested 150 packages of labeled gluten-free food (representing 50 different products). Each sample was tested in duplicate for a total of 300 extractions. Of the 300 extractions, 268 or
Gluten Peptides in Human Breast Milk: Implications for Cow’s Milk???
Bottom line: A very small number of published studies report finding peptides in exceedingly small amounts (measured in parts per billion) in human breast milk. If dairy cows are fed wheat, barley, and rye grain (not a common occurrence from
Health Day Article on Gluten-Free Beer
Over the Holidays you may have come across the Health Day article entitled, “Some Gluten-Free Beers Really Aren’t: Study.” This is an unfortunate title that has led to some confusion. The article is available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_120196.html The study behind the
Comments to FDA including Test Results from Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC
Hopefully many of you submitted comments to FDA regarding gluten-free rulemaking. The comment period has now closed. I am posting both the letter FDALetter and product testing information FDAAttachment2SummaryFindingsGFWRN from Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC (www.glutenfreewatchdog.org) recently submitted to FDA (manufacturer names redacted).
Concerning the FDA’s Federal Register Notice on Reopening of the Comment Period on the Proposed Rule: Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods
Hopefully everyone has taken the time to read the Federal Register Notice. If not it is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-03/pdf/2011-19620.pdf. Here are a few things to consider: In 2007, the FDA released a proposed rule for labeling of foods as gluten
Wheat-Based Dextrin: How Much Gluten Does it Contain?
Individuals with celiac disease have long worried about ingredients that are sometimes (rarely in the US) made from wheat starch, including wheat-based caramel color, wheat-based glucose syrup, wheat-based maltodextrin, and wheat-based dextrin. Under proposed FDA regulations for labeling food gluten
Gluten-Free Certification Programs in North America
There are now four gluten-free certification organizations in North America, namely programs run by the Celiac Sprue Association, the Gluten Intolerance Group, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, and the Canadian Celiac Association. Click on the link to view a
Testing of Gluten-Free Foods: Summary of Findings May/June 2011
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,
Should Manufacturers & Consumers Use Lateral Flow Devices (EZ Gluten) to Test Food for Gluten?
Thank you to Thomas Grace of Bia Diagnostics, www.biadiagnostics.com for sharing his expertise on Lateral Flow Devices What are lateral flow devices (LFDs)? LFDs are used to qualitatively (is gluten present) or semi-quantitatively (what amount of gluten is present) determine