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Help Stop Labeling Violations under the Gluten-Free Rule

August 23, 2017

Gluten Free Watchdog’s Citizen Petition has posted to the FDA docket. Please read the petition and comment. Please ask others to comment too. The petition is available at: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FDA-2017-P-5118

Sample comment to cut and paste into the docket:

Too many products are labeled gluten-free yet contain ingredients (e.g., barley malt) not allowed in labeled gluten-free foods. I support Gluten Free Watchdog’s citizen petition asking FDA to establish new reporting and investigation processes to address facial misbranding violations under the gluten-free […]

Glanbia Gluten-Free Oats: Another Source of Purity Protocol Oats

August 23, 2017

Glanbia Agribusiness is a purchaser and processor of grain in Ireland. They have recently begun to sell their OatPure™ gluten-free oats to manufacturers in both North America and Europe, through their sister company, Glanbia Nutritionals. According to Glanbia, their OatPure™ oats are guaranteed to contain a level of gluten below 10 ppm. Also according to Glanbia, their oats have been licensed by Coeliac UK, the Coeliac Society of Ireland and the Spanish Federation of Coeliac Associations (FACE) […]

FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators: Please help to enforce the gluten-free labeling rule

Post date July 19, 2017

FDA Action Alert #5: Call-In Campaign to FDA

According to the FDA, “Individuals can report a problem with a food or its labeling, such as potential misuse of “gluten-free” claims, to FDA” by contacting a Consumer Complaint Coordinator (CCC) in their state or region. Contact information is pasted below from the link https://www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators/default.htm

When you call the FDA, you will be asked specific information about products. Please keep the following product information handy:

Chef Myron’s Gluten-Free Premium Teriyaki […]

Gluten Free Watchdog Sponsor a Subscriber Program

Post date: July 18, 2017

Gluten Free Watchdog is pleased to announce hardship subscriptions to Gluten Free Watchdog through our Sponsor a Subscriber Program. In this program, current subscribers sponsor a 6 month subscription to Gluten Free Watchdog for individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford one. If you are experiencing financial hardship and would like to participate in this program, please have your doctor or dietitian contact us at info@glutenfreewatchdog.org. If you are a current subscriber to […]

Dear FDA Director of the Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling: Enforce the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule

Post date: July 17, 2017

FDA Action Alert #4: Snail Mail Letter Writing Campaign to FDA

The following email will be sent to subscribers to Gluten Free Watchdog this morning (please share the link to this blog post on social media using #EnforceGFRule):

Dear Gluten Free Watchdog community,

Our FDA action plan continues with action alert #4—a snail mail letter writing campaign.

Two letters to FDA have been posted as pdf files. These letters are addressed to Douglas A. Balentine, Ph.D. He is the […]

Nima Update: Limit of Detection

Post date: July 12, 2017

The following email was sent to subscribers to Gluten Free Watchdog this morning (July 12, 2017):

Dear Gluten Free Watchdog community,

This email is primarily for those of you who test products using Nima or are interested in this device.

We are receiving increasing requests both from inside and outside the GFWD community to test products that have detected gluten using Nima. As you know we have tested a few of these products when the integrity of the […]

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 (https://www.facebook.com/FDA/) 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”

For more information see https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/fda-please-investigate-labeled-gluten-free-foods-containing-wheat-based-soy-sauce-and-enforce-your-own-rule/

Post date: July 12, 2017

 

FDA, Please investigate labeled gluten-free foods testing at or above 20 parts per million and enforce your own rule

Gluten Free Watchdog community please share a link to this post on Twitter and Facebook. Please tag FDA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FDA/) 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”

I will be working as hard as possible to provide you the information needed to make your voices heard. Please […]

FDA, please investigate labeled gluten-free foods containing wheat-based soy sauce and enforce your own rule

Gluten Free Watchdog community please share a link to this post on Twitter and Facebook. Please tag FDA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FDA/) 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”

FDA Action Alert #1

Dear FDA,

Please investigate labeled gluten-free foods containing wheat-based soy sauce and enforce your own rule.

FDA, you state […]

Encouraging the FDA to investigate when products labeled gluten-free appear misbranded

I recently reached out to subscribers to Gluten Free Watchdog to ask for ideas regarding how best to attract the attention of the FDA when foods labeled gluten-free appear to be misbranded due to ingredients (e.g., barley malt, hydrolyzed wheat protein) or gluten level. The response was overwhelming. Here is a portion of the follow-up email sent to subscribers this morning:

Taking into consideration all of your ideas, I have developed an action plan. Before presenting my thoughts, it is […]

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