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Video: Testing Foods for Gluten

At Gluten Free Watchdog we are frequently asked about how foods are tested for gluten. In this video I explain the protocol we follow and how we decide what assay and extraction solution to use. 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 […]

Suzanne Simpson Subscriptions program in honor of our dear colleague

In honor and in memory of Suzanne Simpson, Gluten Free Watchdog has started the Suzanne Simpson Subscriptions program. Dietitians may request complimentary subscriptions for patients with financial constraints who have both celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. This program is especially suited for patients with high antibody levels despite strict adherence to a gluten-free diet. Please contact me for more information.

The following is an email shared with the Gluten Free Watchdog community on July 19, 2016:

Hi everyone,

I am writing […]

Product Alert: If You Have Celiac Disease Please Do Not Eat Millet-Based Products from Sami’s Bakery

Test Results

Gluten Free Watchdog recently had three products from Sami’s Bakery (Millet and Flax Chips, Millet and Flax Lavash, and Plain Millet Bread) tested for gluten. Samples tested at a level of approximately 80,000 parts per million of gluten (see photo of final test results). According to the lab, “Based on these results, Bia Diagnostics believes this product to contain 25-50% wheat flour.”

These products are NOT labeled gluten-free. Product packaging reads, “Contains traces of gluten, wheat and yeast.”

Note: To put these levels […]

Gluten Contamination Levels of Oat Products Labeled Gluten-Free: Summary Test Results from Gluten Free Watchdog

Over the past five years Gluten Free Watchdog has tested 35 different oat products labeled gluten-free that list oats as the first or second ingredient. Bottom line: Based on testing data from Gluten Free Watchdog, oat products labeled gluten-free are at a higher risk of gluten contamination as compared to labeled gluten-free foods as a whole.

28/35 or 80% of oat products tested below 5 parts per million of gluten.
5/35 or 14% of oat products tested at […]

May Contain Statements for Wheat: Part Two

LiveGFree Cheescake Sampler made by the Atlanta Cheesecake Company and sold by Aldi caused a bit of a ruckus last week. This cheesecake sampler is labeled gluten-free and certified gluten-free by GFCO. It includes the may contain statement, “May contain traces of… wheat.” While this product is not improperly labeled, Aldi decided to remove the cheesecake from store shelves due to the confusion caused by this choice of words. Please watch the video to learn why this product is […]

Video: Can Foods Labeled Gluten-Free Include a May Contain Statement for Wheat?

Another question we are frequently asked at Gluten Free Watchdog is whether foods labeled gluten-free can include a “may contain wheat” statement on product packaging. Please watch the video to find out the answer. And please let me know if you have any questions. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” Transcripts are not available. Update: A wonderful subscriber to GFWD who happens to […]

Video: Can Foods Labeled Gluten-Free Include a Contains Statement for Wheat?

One of the more frequently asked questions we get at Gluten Free Watchdog is whether foods labeled gluten-free are allowed to also include a Contains statement for wheat. Please watch the video to find out the answer. And please let me know if you have questions. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” No transcripts are available. Update: A wonderful subscriber to GFWD who happens […]

Video: Gluten-Free Bakery Items Sold in Regular Bakery

We received a question about which regulatory and consumer advocacy group to contact if a regular bakery selling gluten-free baked goods appears to have questionable practices around preventing cross-contact. For the article on restaurants and gluten-free labeling claims mentioned in the video, please click HERE. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” Transcripts are not available. Update: A wonderful subscriber to GFWD who happens to […]

Video: Converting ppm of Gluten to mg of Gluten

We received two questions about ppm of gluten and what this means in terms of a mg amount of gluten. The process sounds complicated but it really isn’t too bad once you understand that we are dealing with proportions. If any information in this video requires clarification please post a comment. Note: I have been asked to provide a transcript for all of the videos. These videos are “off the top of my head.” Transcripts are not available.

 

 

 

Gluten Free Watchdog Video Q&A

We are planning to add a new feature to Gluten Free Watchdog–Video chats answering your questions about labeling, food testing, etc. Please watch the short video for more information. Questions should be submitted to me via the contact form, directly at info@glutenfreewatchdog.org, or in the comments section. Thank you!

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