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Allergen advisory statements for wheat, gluten in medication, & restaurants and gluten-free claims: Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2020

As stated in an earlier post, during a pandemic is an interesting time to be raising awareness about a disease. Gluten Free Watchdog’s activities are a bit subdued this year but nonetheless important and hopefully helpful to the community. First up… an update on our 2019 initiatives.

Before moving on to Gluten Free Watchdog’s new initiatives for Celiac Awareness Month 2020, here is a status update on our 2019 initiatives—allergen advisory statements for wheat on foods labeled gluten-free, gluten in […]

Happy Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2020

Happy Celiac Disease Awareness Month. At my house, we kicked things off on Friday with gluten-free carob chip banana muffins. During a pandemic is an interesting time to be raising awareness about a disease. Our activities are a bit subdued this year but nonetheless important and hopefully helpful to the community.

What is Gluten Free Watchdog up to this month? We will be…

Providing status updates on our 2019 initiatives, including information on:Allergen advisory statements for wheat on foods labeled […]

Food is Love: My weekly pandemic gluten-free dinner menu

This information is provided here in the hope that it is in some small way useful.  Sending love.

My family of three is back together again (as of tomorrow–Tuesday). We have varying tastes, likes and dislikes, and of course one of us is gluten-free, egg white-free, and milk protein-free (me).

My kitchen is not 100% gluten-free but dinners tend to be naturally gluten-free. My son is now home from graduate school so meals have to accommodate his preferences (smile).  […]

Four of eight products recalled: YOU are making a difference!

We are making progress. To date, four of the eight products reported to FDA by Gluten Free Watchdog in 2020 have been recalled. If you have the energy during these trying times, please continue to send emails to the FDA personnel listed below (Secretary Azar and Commissioner Hahn have been removed from the list at this time as they have their hands full fighting COVID-19). Emails are recommended at the moment because FDA personnel may be working remotely. […]

Dear Beloved Gluten Free Watchdog Community

Dear Beloved Gluten Free Watchdog community,

During this very difficult time, here are some hopefully helpful tips. Please note that all recipes are my own from a book I wrote many, many years ago. If the photos don’t come through in this email, please cut and paste links into browser. 

Difficulty eating? During times of stress, I’m prone to slight nausea and no desire to eat. If you are like me, this is what I do to combat this feeling… I make […]

Yes, products can be properly labeled gluten-free AND include a “Contains wheat” statement

Luna LemonZest and Blueberry Mash-Ups Bar

Over the past couple months Gluten Free Watchdog has received numerous queries about a new Luna bar flavor. The ingredients include wheat syrup. The product label includes a “Contains wheat” statement. And the following wording is included on packaging: “The wheat has been processed to allow this food to meet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for gluten-free foods.”

So what gives?

This product is in compliance with the FDA’s gluten-free labeling rule.

How […]

Running List of Potentially Misbranded Gluten-Free Products Reported to FDA & USDA by Gluten Free Watchdog in 2020

This list is updated when necessary to include additional misbranded products and recall status. Thank you to the consumers who have reported products to Gluten Free Watchdog. It takes a gluten-free village to do this work.

Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Beverage (Organic). Reported to FDA via CAERS on July 14, 2020. Report acknowledged by CAERS July 15, 2020. First reported to FDA in 2014 (6 1/2 years ago). Product packaging includes a gluten-free claim. The ingredients list reads, “extracts […]

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