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Gluten Detective: Consumer Test Kits for Detecting Gluten in Stool and Urine

Posted January 10, 2018

Note: Gluten Free Watchdog purchased the tests shown in the photo from Glutenostics. All conversations with Glutenostics have been “on the record.”

There are two new consumer tests for monitoring gluten intake on the market from Glutenostics—Gluten Detective stool test and Gluten Detective urine test. According to the manufacturer these tests can be used to monitor “major transgressions” related to gluten intake (urine test) and “total weekly gluten consumption” (stool test). What follows is information about […]

Urgent Product Warning for Jane Bakes Cookies

At least two varieties of the brand Jane Bakes cookies are labeled gluten-free yet list whole wheat flour as the first ingredient—Hazelnut & Chocolate and Coconut & Caramel. If you currently have any variety of labeled gluten-free cookies from this manufacturer in your pantry, please read the ingredients list carefully before eating.

A consumer first notified Gluten Free Watchdog about this product on December 26th. The cookies were a gift to the consumer. The person purchasing the cookies relied on […]

Gluten-Free Milk-Free White “Chocolate” Almond Butter Cups

Happy Holidays! I hope you are enjoying wonderfully delicious gluten-free food. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the one time of year that I actually make time to bake and make candy (I have a very big sweet tooth). Yesterday, I made gluten-free and milk-free white “chocolate” almond butter cups. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the inspiration for this creation. Because I must eat gluten-free, egg-free and milk-free, I frequently jot down a recipe automatically including my own adaptations. […]

Gluten Free Watchdog Holiday Gift Subscriptions

Every holiday season we receive requests for gift subscriptions. We are offering six-month subscriptions to the Watchdog plan for $35. This allows subscribers access to new reports and 3 months of history. For a listing of products tested in the past 3 months, please see the “product report” page and look under the heading “recent reports.”

Gift subscriptions can be purchased by check or through PayPal. You will be sent a pdf of the gift subscription that will include the […]

Adrian Rogers Discusses Personal Gluten & Allergen Detection Devices such as Nima

November 23, 2017

Adrian Rogers, Senior Research Scientist at Romer Labs, recently spoke at Food Matters Live in London about consumer food testing devices for gluten and allergens (e.g., Nima Sensor). He generously gave permission for his slides and the audio from the live presentation to be posted on Gluten Free Watchdog. This is an exceedingly important presentation to listen to for everyone interested in learning about these devices.

For the best learning experience, please view the slides and listen to […]

More Foreign Grain Found in Edison Grainery Lentils

November 14, 2017

We have received yet another complaint from a subscriber to Gluten Free Watchdog about Edison Grainery lentils containing foreign grain. This consumer found two grains in a two-cup random pour from a 5 pound bag of lentils labeled “verified gluten free”. She has not picked through the entire bag of lentils. More grain may be present.

A photo of the grains was sent to Seaton Smith of GF Harvest who is very well versed in identifying wheat, barley, […]

Gluten-Free Quaker Oats & Testing with the Nima Sensor, R5 ELISA, & G12 ELISA

November 6, 2017

Please read this entire document very carefully. The information is presented in bullet point format to hopefully make complicated information a bit easier to understand.

Background:

A consumer tested a carton of Quaker Oats labeled gluten-free with the Nima Sensor consumer-testing device. Two samples—one cooked and one raw were tested. Both results were “gluten found”.
The consumer sent all remaining product in the original container to Gluten Free Watchdog.
Gluten Free Watchdog sent the product to an […]

General Mills removing gluten-free claim from Cheerios in Canada: Implications for US market?

As many of you have heard General Mills is removing the gluten-free claim from Cheerios sold in Canada. Gluten Free Watchdog reached out to General Mills to learn more about this decision and how it might impact Cheerios sold in the US. In particular, we asked about testing protocols and any changes to these protocols. These questions are motivated by our knowledge that an AOAC working group on gluten in oats was established because “Standards and methods are needed […]

Make no mistake about it: Wheat-based soy sauce is NOT allowed in foods labeled gluten-free

October 9, 2017

Bottom Line: Neither the FDA nor the USDA allows soy sauce made using wheat to be labeled gluten-free. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

If you are a consumer or a manufacturer and you continue to have doubts about the veracity of the above bottom line statement, please read the communication from the USDA to me pasted below. I contacted the agency after Scott of the blog Gluten Dude posted about a jerky product* labeled […]

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