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Letter to FDA Regarding Allergen Advisory Statements for Wheat on Foods Labeled Gluten-Free

Gluten Free Watchdog’s first call to action for Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2019 was a request for the community to submit photos of product labels that included both a gluten-free claim and an allergen advisory statement for wheat. The response was overwhelming. Thank you! Some of the photos are included in the attached letter to FDA regarding advisory statements. Please read the letter and let me know if you have any questions. https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CallToActionMayContainStatementsFDA3.pdf

Celiac Disease Awareness Month Call to Action: Allergen Advisory Statements for Wheat on Labeled Gluten-Free Foods

In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Gluten Free Watchdog will be issuing four calls to action (one each week).

The first call to action pertains to allergen advisory statements for wheat on labeled gluten-free foods. Help Gluten Free Watchdog raise awareness among FDA staff about the use of these statements by industry.

Please take photos of products you have in hand (versus product images and information posted online by manufacturers) that are labeled gluten-free AND include a may contain […]

Allergen Advisory Statements and Your Favorite Chocolates

Over the holidays we
received emails from community members concerned about the gluten-free status
of various candies, including those made by See’s Candies and Hammond’s
Candies.

Focusing on See’s Candies (and
long story short), this is what their website currently states about gluten:

Allergen Information

Valid January 1, 2019
– December 31, 2019

GLUTEN INFORMATION

Candies produced in See’s
Candies facilities do not contain gluten, and these products are the vast
majority of those we sell. We purchase a small amount of specialty candies made
by third parties, and these also […]

Allergen advisory statements for wheat do NOT appear to be useful predictors of the potential for quantifiable gluten in database reviews

For Immediate Release April 4, 2018
Allergen advisory statements for wheat do NOT appear to be useful predictors of the potential for quantifiable gluten in database reviews 1,2
A pdf of this release is available at FINAL EJCNAAS2018PressReleaseApril4

In the U.S., allergen advisory statements are voluntary and are not currently defined by any federal regulation. The FDA continues to state that allergen advisory statements must be truthful and not misleading. Precautionary labeling may include language such as, “May contain wheat,” “Processed in a […]

Ten Fast Facts about Allergen Advisory Statements for Wheat & Gluten-Free Foods

In Honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Gluten Free Watchdog is writing a series of articles (the goal is one per day during the month of May) related to the gluten-free diet–currently the ONLY treatment for celiac disease.

Post (#28)…

An allergen advisory statement for wheat:

Refers to manufacturer processing practices, such as the use of a shared facility, shared production line, or shared equipment
May appear on a label as “made in a facility that produces wheat” or “manufactured on equipment […]

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.

 

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 http://rdcu.be/kl1j

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 […]

When labeling for the allergen wheat collides with a gluten-free claim

In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2018,

A series of bites, barks, tail wags, face licks, and pant tugs from Gluten Free Watchdog

May 8, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Pant Tug, Post # 8

The basic facts to keep in mind about FDA labeling:

Gluten-free claim: Product as packaged must contain less than 20 ppm of gluten.

Includes cross contact with gluten.

FALCPA statement for wheat: If an ingredient in a food is or Contains wheat protein, wheat must be named in […]

Are both of these statements allowed on the same product: gluten-free AND manufactured on machinery that also processes wheat?

In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2018,

A series of bites, barks, tail wags, face licks, and pant tugs from Gluten Free Watchdog

May 7, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Pant Tug, Post # 7

Question: Is the statement below true or false?

Foods labeled gluten-free are allowed to include the statement “manufactured on machinery that also processes wheat.”

Answer: TRUE

Why? Allergen advisory statements for wheat are allowed on foods labeled gluten-free. Regardless, they must be in compliance with the FDA’s gluten-free labeling rule and contain […]

“May Contain” Statements for Wheat on Foods Labeled Gluten-Free NOT Useful Predictors for Gluten

On March 26, 2018 the article, “When foods contain both a gluten-free claim and an allergen advisory statement for wheat: should consumers be concerned?” by Tricia Thompson, Amy Keller, and Trisha B. Lyons was published online ahead of print by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

To view a one-page summary of the article (see photo below), click 2018 AAS FINAL one-pager 

NOTE: The viewing and printing quality of the pdf at the above link is much better than clicking on the […]

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