This video presentation with audio is about 30 minutes long. The focus is on lessons learned from 16 years of testing food for gluten. The positive news is that the vast majority of the hundreds of foods tested through GFWD have tested below 20 parts per million of gluten. There have been a few unwelcome surprises over the years, including the level of cross contact in lentils and the number of products impacted by facial misbranding. We’ve also learned through...
At the end of October, I gave a presentation on the facial misbranding of gluten-free foods at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. At the beginning of November, I gave a mini version of this presentation at the celiac disease conference hosted by the National Celiac Association. In this video I talk through printouts of the slides presented at the latter conference. The video runs about 15 minutes. Please let me know if you...
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 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 misbranded:
Tricia Thompson2017-09-19T13:34:20+00:00Gluten Free Watchdog Requests that the FDA establish a specific protocol for increased surveillance, investigation and enforcement of potential Facial Misbranding violations under the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule. Please take the time to read the petition and summary of the petition and comment.
The summary, including a link to comment is available at https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/help-stop-labeling-violations-under-the-gluten-free-rule/
Some of you are experiencing problems when trying to access and post your comment to the petition docket. Please do the following (the video also provides step-by-step instructions):
1. Instead of...
Gluten Free Watchdog community please share a link to this post on Twitter and Facebook. Please tag FDA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FDA/) by including @FDA in your post (this should bring up the FDA link–it is the forth one down US Food and Drug Administration) and @mention FDA on Twitter (@US_FDA). In your tweets, please also include “Please RT #EnforceGFRule”
For more information see https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/fda-please-investigate-labeled-gluten-free-foods-containing-wheat-based-soy-sauce-and-enforce-your-own-rule/
Post date: July 12, 2017
Tricia Thompson2017-01-12T19:52:49+00:00The video is embedded below. First a recap of Nima testing to date …
Sampling methodology for Nima: Gluten Free Watchdog has been assessing Nima's sampling methodology. Users are advised to place a small sample of food inside a disposable capsule. A small sample is defined as “pea sized.”
In the opinion of Gluten Free Watchdog, this sampling method is not well suited for testing packaged foods that may have heterogeneous (unevenly distributed) gluten contamination or restaurant meals with spotty cross contact...
Tricia Thompson2017-01-06T17:54:47+00:00Please watch the video Using Nima to test heterogeneous samples such as oats before watching this video. It is available at https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/using-nima-test-heterogeneous-samples-oats/. In the current video I test a box of "gluten-free" Cheerios from the 2015 recall and a carton of regular Quaker oats using Nima. Both of these products are highly likely to be contaminated with gluten and are not recommended for persons with gluten-related disorders regardless of test results using the Nima. My intention in testing these two products...
Tricia Thompson2017-01-06T17:55:32+00:00Please also see my initial comments on the Nima Sensor at https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/nima-portable-food-testing-device/