Gluten-Free Labeling

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.

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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 […]

Why distillation is compatible with a gluten-free diet

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.

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Astute readers of gluten-free labeling rules may have noticed that the FDA and the TTB treat distilled alcohol differently.

On the one hand, the FDA allows distilled alcohol and distilled vinegar as ingredients in foods labeled gluten-free regardless of the starting material (e.g., […]

Restaurants and Gluten-Free Menu Claims

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.

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When the FDA’s gluten-free labeling rule was finalized in 2013 there was a lot of confusion around whether restaurants were included under this rule. It didn’t help matters that the FDA was a bit slow in providing a definitive answer.

With a lot […]

Words to look for in USDA-regulated foods NOT labeled gluten-free

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.

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As a reminder… the USDA regulates meat products, poultry products, egg products, and mixed food products containing more than 3% raw meat or 2% or more cooked meat or poultry.

Words to look for in the ingredients list of USDA-regulated foods NOT labeled […]

USDA-regulated foods and gluten-free labeling

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.

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Foods regulated by USDA…

While the FDA regulates the vast majority of the US food supply, there are certain foods regulated by the USDA. These foods are:

Meat products, such as hot dogs
Poultry products, such as canned chicken
Egg products, such as […]

Wheat grass, wheat glucose syrup, etc. allowed in foods labeled gluten-free: Here’s why

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.

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The FDA’s gluten-free labeling rule in brief…

(Note: this rule covers packaged food, including dietary supplements regulated by the FDA; this rule does not cover pet food, cosmetics, prescription or non-prescription drugs, foods regulated by the USDA, or beverages regulated by the TTB)

A […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gluten Free Watchdog Comments on Citizen Petition on Gluten Labeling of Medications

As many of you know H.R. 3648: Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act of 2015 was introduced last fall. The full title of this bill is, “To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of drugs intended for human use to contain a parenthetical statement identifying the source of any ingredient constituting or derived from a grain or starch-containing ingredient.” An earlier version of this bill was introduced in 2013. According to govtrack.com this bill […]

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