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Video Request for Comments on Gluten Free Watchdog’s FDA Citizen Petition

Gluten 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

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 […]

Video Letter to FDA: Enforce the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule

Gluten Free Watchdog community please share a link to this post on Twitter and Facebook. Please tag FDA on Facebook ( 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”

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Post date: July 12, 2017


Using Nima to test mustard for gluten contamination

The 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 […]

Testing Oat Products Using the Nima

Please watch the video Using Nima to test heterogeneous samples such as oats before watching this video. It is available at 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 […]

FNCE Presentation: Testing Food for Hydrolyzed Gluten & Why This is So Difficult

In October of 2016 I had the pleasure of presenting at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. I presented alongside Carol D’Lima of the FDA. Carol’s presentation was on the proposed rule for gluten-free labeling of fermented and hydrolyzed food. My presentation was on the difficulties associated with testing these foods for hydrolyzed gluten. Please watch the video after downloading the slides (available at testingfoodforhydrolyzedgluten).


Gluten-Free Oats Video & Handout from FNCE DIGID Breakfast 2016

Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Diseases held a breakfast on oats at FNCE this year. This event was sponsored by GF Harvest and the featured speaker was Seaton Smith. A miller of mechanically and optically sorted oats also was invited to speak at this breakfast but they declined. As a result, information on sorted oats was provided by me. Please print the pdf of the oat handout provided to dietitians at this event before listening to the video (otherwise the […]

Video: Testing Foods for Gluten Part 2

This is the second in a series of videos on testing food for gluten. Please watch the first video before viewing Please continue to ask questions about testing either in the comments section or via email. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” A transcript is not available for this video. Update: A wonderful subscriber to GFWD who happens to do transcription professionally volunteered to transcribe […]