Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2018 (Page 3)

Are cosmetics covered under the FDA’s gluten-free labeling rule?

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

May 11, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Pant Tug, Post # 11

Note: The photo is of a section of an article written by Thomas Grace and me and published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Click on the photo to read the portion entitled “Ingredients labeling of cosmetics.”

Are cosmetics covered under the FDA’s gluten-free labeling […]

Manufacturers of gluten-free foods: Do you use purity protocol oats?

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May 10, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Tail Wag, Post # 10

Manufacturers of gluten-free foods: Do you use purity protocol oats?

If the answer is yes, please let us know so we can add you to the listing. See https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/oats-produced-under-a-gluten-free-purity-protocol-listing-of-suppliers-and-manufacturers/

To be included, send an email to Tricia Thompson at info@glutenfreewatchdog.org

Your email must provide:

A statement that all oats used in your labeled […]

Did you know that in the U.S. “malt” means “barley malt” in an ingredients list?

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May 9, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Pant Tug (consumers) and Bite (manufacturers), Post # 9

In the U.S., barley is not considered one of the top 8 allergens. Unlike wheat, if an ingredient is or contains barley protein the word barley does not need to be declared in the ingredients list or Contains statement. All that is required is […]

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

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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?

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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 […]

To decrease your risk of cross contact with gluten, choose naturally gluten-free grains, seeds, and legumes labeled gluten-free

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May 6, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Pant Tug, Post # 6

Gluten-free diet tip: Please, please, please, whenever possible choose naturally gluten-free grains, seeds, and legumes labeled gluten-free.

Why? Because of cross contact concerns with wheat, barley, and rye. This cross contact can occur anywhere from the field to the factory. While some products are processed in dedicated facilities, this […]

A recipe from the repertoire of Gluten Free Watchdog with an added lesson on cross contact

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

May 5, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Tail Wag, Post # 5

In general, I do not post recipes. But people often ask me what I eat. Here is one of our staple meals that I make about once every two weeks.

If you have a shared household like me (my husband eats gluten-full pasta), please use separate food preparation and […]

Dear FDA, Please provide an update on our citizen petition asking for increased enforcement of misbranding violations under the gluten-free labeling rule

 

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May 4, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Bark (at FDA) & Pant Tug (at consumers), Post # 4

Please watch the video and then read the recommendations below.

It is important for all of us to document potential misbranding violations. Please do the following if you come across a product either in the store or after purchase that you believe is […]

Gluten-free consumers, if something about a packaged gluten-free food doesn’t look right, report it!

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May 3, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Pant Tug, Post # 3

Gluten-free consumers, if something about a packaged gluten-free food doesn’t look right, report it! The recent recall of Van’s “gluten-free” waffles happened thanks to consumers speaking up—first to Van’s Foods and then to the FDA when the response from the manufacturer was less than stellar.

Packaging errors sometimes happen. […]

Gluten-free manufacturers, undeclared wheat in your food product is a class l recall

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May 2, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Bite, Post # 2

Dear Gluten-free manufacturers, undeclared wheat in your food product is a class I recall. Why? Because if you mistakenly place a wheat-based waffle or a wheat-based pretzel in packaging labeled gluten-free this poses a serious health threat to folks who have celiac disease and folks who are allergic to […]

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