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If you or a loved one must eat gluten free, it is vitally important to know what foods are safe. Gluten contamination can occur in many places: in the fields where food is grown, in trucks and railcars where food is transported, and in the processing and manufacturing plants where food is made ready for the consumer. It is our hope that independently testing labeled gluten-free products and making results publicly available will allow you to feel more confident in the products you buy.
Who We Are
About the Gluten Free Watchdog
Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC was founded by Tricia Thompson, MS, RD to make state-of-the-art gluten-free food testing data available directly to you, the consumer. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration under the gluten-free labeling rule is NOT requiring manufacturers to test their labeled gluten-free foods for gluten. It is our hope that independently testing labeled gluten-free products and making results available to subscribers will allow you to feel more confident in the products you buy.
Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC tests foods that are labeled gluten-free and foods that appear to be free of gluten-containing ingredients but are not labeled gluten-free. All product test results are posted, regardless of findings. See the FAQ page for information on testing protocols.
For more information on Tricia please see the profile, "Meet the Gluten Free Watchdog" in Gluten-Free Living magazine.
Statement from the founder, Tricia Thompson: Under The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Commission on Dietetic Registration Code of Ethics for the Profession on Dietetics, I have a responsibility to "consider the health, safety, and welfare of the public at all times." If I am aware that a labeled gluten-free product contains more than the amount of gluten allowed under the Food and Drug Administration's rule for labeling food gluten-free, I have an ethical responsibility to disclose this information to interested parties (e.g., subscribers).