Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Beverage (retest 2)

Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Beverage (retest 2)

The following report on Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Beverage (retest 2) will inform you of the amount of gluten found in this product during testing.

General Product Information

Manufacturer: Dandy Blend

Ingredients: Extracts of roasted barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root

The manufacturer provides online product information.

Gluten-free information on product packaging: A gluten-free claim is included on product packaging along with the statement, “gluten from barley and rye, which is insoluble in water, is eliminated in the water extracting process.”

The manufacturer provides online gluten-free information https://dandyblend.com/faqs/

How can there be no gluten in Dandy Blend if it contains Barley and rye?

It does not contain barley and rye. It contains the water extracts of barley and rye, and that is a big difference. Gluten and Gliadin proteins are not water soluble. That means that all gluten and gliadin are left behind in the grounds, and get thrown away (usually composted). We test for gluten and gliaden using the ELIZA tests accepted by FDA and Health Canada, the results always show that there are less than 5 ppm of both in Dandy Blend. Standards in both countries are that 20 ppm or less is gluten-free. 

Ingredient and labeling information provided as a convenience only. Do not rely on this information for your dietary needs. Always read product labels before purchasing for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


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Test Report Summary

Report Date: 09/19/2019

The sample was tested using the sandwich R5 ELISA (used to quantify intact gluten protein) and the competitive R5 ELISA (used to detect gluten protein fragments). 

The sample tested below the limit of quantification for gluten of 5 parts per million using the sandwich assay.

The sample tested at a mean level of 26 ppm gluten using the competitive assay. 

Please see complete results for details. 

Important: This is the third time Gluten Free Watchdog has tested this herbal beverage. Test results from January 2014: 116 ppm gluten using the competitive R5 ELISA. Test results from November 2014: 30 ppm and 47 ppm gluten using the competitive R5 ELISA.

GFWD contacted the FDA about this product in 2014 and test results were shared.

This product was also included in GFWD's 2018 FDA petition supplement.

GFWD reached out to the FDA about this product on September 23, 2019 to share the most recent test results. 

A consumer also filed a complaint with the FDA about this product. 

Complete Test Results

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