FOR FOOD MANUFACTURERS: SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT INGREDIENTS CONTAINING GLUTEN

FOR FOOD MANUFACTURERS: SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT INGREDIENTS CONTAINING GLUTEN

During this period of food shortages and supply disruptions as a result of COVID-19, FDA is allowing manufacturers to make certain ingredient substitutions without changing the ingredients list. FDA stated in a letter to Gluten Free Watchdog that their COVID-19 food labeling flexibilities:

“… are not to be used when they may pose a health or safety issue. This would include the introduction of an ingredient containing gluten. Substitutions, in any amount, are not appropriate without a corresponding label change when the substituted ingredient is one that may cause a safety concern.”

To help manufacturers avoid the inadvertent substitution of a gluten-containing ingredient for a gluten-free ingredient, Gluten Free Watchdog, along with five other groups put together some information.

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To read the statement in full see https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GFWDManufacturerAlertFDACovidGuidanceFINALVERSION.pdf

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Comments (4)

  • Donna Reich
    Reply

    Many thanks for being aware and addressing this concern. Personally, I am taking extra precautions about any packaged foods and have returned to a “naked” diet of food (my doctor’s expression). Cook only fresh ingredients.
    Keeps me super busy but I am grateful to feel well.
    So very appreciative of your emails, Tricia!!!

    June 23, 2020 at 9:15 pm
    • Tricia Thompson Reply

      You are most welcome, Donna. It is good to hear that you are keeping well.

      June 24, 2020 at 3:56 pm
  • C. Bryce Reply

    Tricia, Thank you so much for all your work in keeping peeps with CD, safe. You are simply, amazing.

    June 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm
    • Tricia Thompson Reply

      You are most welcome. Thank you so much for your kind words.

      June 24, 2020 at 3:57 pm

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