Goodie Girl and Nothin’ But Foods: Product packaging erroneously lists malt extract from barleyTricia Thompson
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May 30, 2018
Gluten Free Watchdog Bite, Post # 30
Goodie Girl and Nothin’ But Foods: Product packaging erroneously lists malt extract from barley
Reportedly neither cookie actually contains barley malt extract. BUT the decision by manufacturers to leave packages on store shelves with incorrect information in the ingredient list is causing confusion and angst in the celiac disease community.
Goodie Girl Toffee Crunch Cookies. This product was first reported to us in October of 2017. As of May 2018 it remains on store shelves. The product includes the Certified Gluten-Free mark from GFCO and the ingredients list includes “malt extract.” The manufacturer states on their website that this product does not actually contain malt extract.
Nothin’ But Foods’ Cinnamon Raisin Granola Cookie Bites. GFCO issued an alert for this product on May 17. As of May 28 it remains on store shelves. The cookie includes barley malt extract in the ingredients list and product packaging includes the Certified Gluten-Free mark from GFCO. The manufacturer states that the product does not actually contain malt extract.
In my opinion, both products should have been pulled from store shelves to avoid causing confusion among folks with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. Reassuring this community should matter more than the manufacturer cost associated with removing products.
Consider speaking with your wallet when it comes to these brands.
Thank you to the consumers who continue to notify Gluten Free Watchdog about these products and share their photos.