Allergen Advisory Statements: One Page Printable Flyer

Please feel free to download and share this one-page flyer about our study on allergen advisory statements recently published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Thanks to our co-author Trisha Lyons for developing this handout. 2016-fnce-aas-flyer

To view a summary of the study please click HERE.

To view a read only full text of the article please click HERE.


Gluten-Free Oats Video & Handout from FNCE DIGID Breakfast 2016

Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Diseases held a breakfast on oats at FNCE this year. This event was sponsored by GF Harvest and the featured speaker was Seaton Smith. A miller of mechanically and optically sorted oats also was invited to speak at this breakfast but they declined. As a result, information on sorted oats was provided by me. Please print the pdf of the oat handout provided to dietitians at this event before listening to the video (otherwise the […]

Allergen Advisory Statements for Wheat: NOT a Useful Predictor of Gluten Content

For Immediate Release (A pdf of this release is available at ejcnaaspressreleasesept15)

The full text of this article is available at

September 14, 2016

Allergen advisory statements for wheat on products not labeled gluten-free but appearing to be free of gluten-containing ingredients were NOT a useful predictor of gluten content.

Citation: Tricia Thompson, Trisha B. Lyons and Amy Jones. Allergen advisory statements for wheat: do they help US consumers with celiac disease make safe food choices? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online […]

Must Read Study Courtesy of Quaker on Testing Oats for Gluten

Gluten-containing grains skew gluten assessment in oats due to sample grind non-homogeneity. Fritz RD, Chen Y, Contreras V. Food Chemistry. February 2017;216:170-175. Published online ahead of print August 12, 2016.

Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Ronald D. Fritz, Yumin Chen, and Veronica Contreras are salaried employees of PepsiCo Inc. or Quaker Foods and Snacks (QFS), a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., which funded this research. QFS has a commercial interest in gluten-free foods.


What follows is a […]

Video: Testing Foods for Gluten Part 2

This is the second in a series of videos on testing food for gluten. Please watch the first video before viewing Please continue to ask questions about testing either in the comments section or via email. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” A transcript is not available for this video. Update: A wonderful subscriber to GFWD who happens to do transcription professionally volunteered to transcribe […]

Canadian Celiac Association Recommends Against Gluten-Free Cheerios

Bottom Line Recommendation from CCA:

“ The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) recommends that people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity DO NOT consume the gluten-free labeled Cheerios products at this time because of concerns about the potential levels of gluten in boxes of these cereals. The CCA is receptive to evaluating any additional information that General Mills is willing to disclose.”

Gluten Free Watchdog is in complete agreement with the CCA’s position on “gluten-free” Cheerios

Gluten-free Cheerios will be widely available in […]

Nima, the Portable Food Testing Device

Gluten Free Watchdog receives at least one question each week about Nima asking our opinion on the testing device. Included below is the email sent to subscribers to GFWD in June. You also may be interested in listening to a GFWD video about some of the complexities associated with testing food for gluten. It is available HERE.

Nima: Many of you continue to have questions about Nima, the portable food testing device in development by 6 Sensor Labs. GFWD has […]

Video: Testing Foods for Gluten

At Gluten Free Watchdog we are frequently asked about how foods are tested for gluten. In this video I explain the protocol we follow and how we decide what assay and extraction solution to use. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” A transcript is not available for this video. Update: A wonderful subscriber to GFWD who happens to do transcription professionally volunteered […]

Suzanne Simpson Subscriptions program in honor of our dear colleague

In honor and in memory of Suzanne Simpson, Gluten Free Watchdog has started the Suzanne Simpson Subscriptions program. Dietitians may request complimentary subscriptions for patients with financial constraints who have both celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. This program is especially suited for patients with high antibody levels despite strict adherence to a gluten-free diet. Please contact me for more information.

The following is an email shared with the Gluten Free Watchdog community on July 19, 2016:

Hi everyone,

I am writing […]

Product Alert: If You Have Celiac Disease Please Do Not Eat Millet-Based Products from Sami’s Bakery

Test Results

Gluten Free Watchdog recently had three products from Sami’s Bakery (Millet and Flax Chips, Millet and Flax Lavash, and Plain Millet Bread) tested for gluten. Samples tested at a level of approximately 80,000 parts per million of gluten (see photo of final test results). According to the lab, “Based on these results, Bia Diagnostics believes this product to contain 25-50% wheat flour.”

These products are NOT labeled gluten-free. Product packaging reads, “Contains traces of gluten, wheat and yeast.”

Note: To put these levels […]