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Gluten Contamination Levels of Oat Products Labeled Gluten-Free: Summary Test Results from Gluten Free Watchdog

Over the past five years Gluten Free Watchdog has tested 35 different oat products labeled gluten-free that list oats as the first or second ingredient. Bottom line: Based on testing data from Gluten Free Watchdog, oat products labeled gluten-free are at a higher risk of gluten contamination as compared to labeled gluten-free foods as a whole.

28/35 or 80% of oat products tested below 5 parts per million of gluten.
5/35 or 14% of oat products tested at […]

May Contain Statements for Wheat: Part Two

LiveGFree Cheescake Sampler made by the Atlanta Cheesecake Company and sold by Aldi caused a bit of a ruckus last week. This cheesecake sampler is labeled gluten-free and certified gluten-free by GFCO. It includes the may contain statement, “May contain traces of… wheat.” While this product is not improperly labeled, Aldi decided to remove the cheesecake from store shelves due to the confusion caused by this choice of words. Please watch the video to learn why this product is […]

Video: Can Foods Labeled Gluten-Free Include a May Contain Statement for Wheat?

Another question we are frequently asked at Gluten Free Watchdog is whether foods labeled gluten-free can include a “may contain wheat” statement on product packaging. Please watch the video to find out the answer. And please let me know if you have any questions. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” Transcripts are not available. Update: A wonderful subscriber to GFWD who happens to […]

Video: Can Foods Labeled Gluten-Free Include a Contains Statement for Wheat?

One of the more frequently asked questions we get at Gluten Free Watchdog is whether foods labeled gluten-free are allowed to also include a Contains statement for wheat. Please watch the video to find out the answer. And please let me know if you have questions. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” No transcripts are available. Update: A wonderful subscriber to GFWD who happens […]

Video: Gluten-Free Bakery Items Sold in Regular Bakery

We received a question about which regulatory and consumer advocacy group to contact if a regular bakery selling gluten-free baked goods appears to have questionable practices around preventing cross-contact. For the article on restaurants and gluten-free labeling claims mentioned in the video, please click HERE. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” Transcripts are not available. Update: A wonderful subscriber to GFWD who happens to […]

Video: Converting ppm of Gluten to mg of Gluten

We received two questions about ppm of gluten and what this means in terms of a mg amount of gluten. The process sounds complicated but it really isn’t too bad once you understand that we are dealing with proportions. If any information in this video requires clarification please post a comment. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” Transcripts are not available.

 

 

 

Gluten Free Watchdog Video Q&A

We are planning to add a new feature to Gluten Free Watchdog–Video chats answering your questions about labeling, food testing, etc. Please watch the short video for more information. Questions should be submitted to me via the contact form, directly at info@glutenfreewatchdog.org, or in the comments section. Thank you!

NASSCD Summary Statement on Oats

The North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease recently released a summary statement on oats. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a member of NASSCD. While I provided comments via a dietitian colleague on various drafts of this statement, I am not a member of the executive council and was not directly involved in the writing of this statement. The statement can be accessed HERE. Please share your thoughts.

Gluten Free Watchdog Position Statement on Oats:

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Products Labeled Gluten-Free Yet Containing Wheat-Based Soy Sauce

Salamida Steak Sauce Flat Iron Grill Marinade (April 25, 2016): Labeled gluten-free yet contains soy sauce that lists wheat as a sub-ingredient. The manufacturer has been notified.

Tanka Teriyaki Bar (April 20, 2016): Labeled gluten-free yet contains soy sauce that lists wheat as a sub-ingredient. The manufacturer has been notified. The manufacturer website includes their rationale for why wheat-based soy sauce is okay to include in this bar. Currently wheat-based soy sauce is NOT allowed in foods labeled gluten-free.

Banjo Bourbon BBQ […]

Barley malt in gluten-free foods; Gluten neutralized sourdough wheat bread. Where is the outrage among our national gluten-free support groups?

Warning: mini rant

My question to the national groups: Are you in the pocket of gluten-free food manufacturers?

If your answer is: “No” then I ask why you are not up in arms about these issues:

Barley malt in foods labeled gluten-free: Some manufacturers are labeling foods gluten-free yet including barley ingredients in these products. A running list of such products is maintained on Gluten Free Watchdog. https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/foods-labeled-gluten-free-yet-containing-barley-malt-ingredients/

Sourdough wheat bread promoted as safe to the gluten-free community: Some artisanal bakers are promoting sourdough […]

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