FOR FOOD MANUFACTURERS: SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT INGREDIENTS CONTAINING GLUTENTricia Thompson
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
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!!!
You are most welcome, Donna. It is good to hear that you are keeping well.
Tricia, Thank you so much for all your work in keeping peeps with CD, safe. You are simply, amazing.
You are most welcome. Thank you so much for your kind words.