Benedictine Sisters Low Gluten Altar Breads
The following report on Benedictine Sisters Low Gluten Altar Breads will inform you of the amount of gluten found in this product during testing.
General Product Information
Manufacturer: Benedictine Sisters
Ingredients: Wheat starch, Water
Less than 0.01% gluten content
Approved for the Roman Catholic Church by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Note: The testing of this product is being done at the request of a subscriber. It is not meant to be disrespectful to the Benedictine Sisters who are doing a tremendous service for individuals with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders in the Catholic community by providing these low gluten altar breads which conform to Canon Law.
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Test Report Summary
Report Date: 02/05/2014
The mean gluten level of the two extractions tested is 56.5 parts per million using the standard sandwich R5 ELISA and cocktail extraction. Please see complete results for details.
Please keep in mind that we are talking about a wafer that weighs approximately 33 milligrams. The amount of gluten in one host is approximately 0.0019 milligrams. In other words the amount of gluten in any one wafer is negligible. For context, a one ounce slice of gluten-free bread containing just under 20 parts per million of gluten contains 0.57 milligrams of gluten.
It is important to remember what is meant by parts per million. It is a proportion—how many parts out of one million parts contain the contaminant (gluten). It is the same as milligrams per kilogram because one kilogram equals one million milligrams. If a product contains 20 parts per million of gluten, you would have to eat one kilogram of product to eat 20 milligrams of gluten. In other words, the amount of product eaten is important.
Regarding the low gluten hosts, please keep in mind that we are talking about a wafer that weighs approximately 33 milligrams. To put this in perspective, a one ounce slice of bread is the same as 28,350 milligrams. A one ounce slice of gluten-free bread containing just under 20 parts per million of gluten contains a little over 1/2 milligram of gluten (0.57 milligrams). The amount of gluten in one host is approximately 0.0019 milligrams.
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