Purbread Gluten Neutralized Bread: If you have a gluten-related disorder do not eat this bread!Tricia Thompson
Product Alert: Gluten Free Watchdog tested Purbread and not surprisingly it tested well above 20 ppm gluten. It contains as ingredients: Sour dough starter, Gluten neutralized white winter wheat, Raw pure honey, Pure maple syrup, Pure canola oil, Sea salt. Please do not eat this bread if you have celiac disease or non celiac gluten sensitivity.
Purbread is made and sold in Pennsylvania. We are aware of two stores that carry it–Westtown Amish Market and Martindales in Springfield.
The baker of this bread has been notified about the test results via email. We have also notified the FDA but it is unclear what if anything will be done. It sounds like this may be an intra-state issue. If you live in PA and are familiar with either of these markets, please keep an eye out for these products and use the comment section to let us know if Purbread products continue to be available. If you are willing to help get this bread removed from store shelves please let us know. This bread also may be sold at farmers markets.
Thank you to those of you who alerted GFWD to this product, took photos, and sent a loaf of the bread to GFWD for testing.
NOTE: If you live in PA and would like to help, the number for the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in PA is 877-689-8073 (toll-free). Please call and report this bread. Please let them know that test results have been reported to FDA headquarters but that this may be a state issue (product appears to be made and sold in PA only). Please also contact the stores–Martindales in Springfield and the Westtown Amish Bakery and let them know that this bread was tested for gluten by Gluten Free Watchdog and tested very high for gluten. It is wheat bread and should not be promoted as an appropriate product for folks with CD/NCGS.
UPDATE: According to Martindales this bread has been removed from store shelves.