Gluten Free Watchdog special 2023 statement on the use of oats in the gluten-free diet
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
3w ago
In the latter half of 2022, four labeled gluten-free oat products from three manufacturers commissioned for testing by Gluten Free Watchdog had gluten test results above 20 parts per million. Three of the four products were certified gluten-free at the time of testing. These results are unprecedented for GFWD. At Gluten Free Watchdog, we are stopping short of recommending against the use of oats. However, you may want to familiarize yourself with the suppliers of purity protocol oats and confirm with manufacturers that their oats are sourced from one of the listed suppliers posted at https://w ..read more
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Exciting update: Daniel and his family arrived safely in the US from Ukraine
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
2M ago
Daniel and his mom and dad arrived safely in the US from Ukraine. This was a coordinated effort by so many, most especially the National Celiac Association, the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California, and Mass General for Children Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. The family continues to need help with living expenses (e.g., food, rent, transportation). Donations are being coordinated through the National Celiac Association. Please consider making a donation–any amount helps. https://nationalceliac.org/support-daniel-and-his-family/ If you donate at least $150 between Decem ..read more
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Gluten Free Watchdog Continues Testing Rice-Based Foods for Arsenic
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
3M ago
The latest batch of arsenic test results posted a couple weeks ago for subscribers to Gluten Free Watchdog. You can view which products were tested here https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/product/arsenicflours-combined-data-as-2022/1168 and here https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/product/arsenictoddler-foods-combined-data-as-2022/1169. This is the third batch of rice-based products commissioned for tested by Gluten Free Watchdog in 2022 (results have also posted for breakfast cereals and rice grain). Products are tested by a lab at Dartmouth College. The next round of testing will focus on ric ..read more
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Gluten Free Watchdog recommends against the use of Trader Joe’s gluten-free oats
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
3M ago
Gluten Free Watchdog recently commissioned testing of Trader Joe’s gluten-free rolled oats. One bag of oats (Best by Aug 18, 2023) was tested as part of our regular testing program. Results from the 6 extractions tested ranged from < 5 ppm to > 80 ppm. This is in keeping with the heterogeneous nature of gluten cross contact in oats.  Based on these results, we do not recommend the use of Trader Joe’s gluten-free rolled oats by people with celiac disease. Gluten Free Watchdog reached out to Trader Joe’s and shared the results of our testing. Trader Joe’s response in part was, “We hav ..read more
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Soy Sauce: More insightful news from FDA based on Gluten Free Watchdog FOIA requests
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
4M ago
We recently filed 3 Freedom of Information Act requests with FDA for products containing hydrolyzed/fermented protein. All products had been reported to FDA for facial misbranding by Gluten Free Watchdog. What follows is a summary of the information received from FDA to date. A huge thank you to Adam, one of GFWD’s pro-bono attorneys for filing these requests. FOIAs were submitted for the following products: Three Crabs Fish Sauce. Ingredients list reads, “hydrolyzed vegetable protein.” This ingredient declaration hasn’t been allowed since 1993. The protein source MUST be declared. Per the mat ..read more
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Update on Pamela’s Products Allergen Advisory Statement
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
5M ago
On August 10, 2022, Gluten Free Watchdog reached out to Pamela’s Products: The addition of wheat to your allergen advisory statement on product packaging for gluten-free foods is causing a lot of concern in the celiac disease community. I understand from your FAQs that you still use dedicated lines for many of your gluten-free products. Can you please let me know why products produced on dedicated lines contain a shared equipment warning vs a shared facility warning. Thank you. Pamela’s Products responded on August 30, 2022 (statement posted with permission in full without editing): Thank you ..read more
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The Need for a Standardized Sample Portion When Testing Food for Gluten Using an LFD: A Case Study
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
5M ago
Gluten Free Watchdog along with Adrian Rogers, Bio-Check (UK), and Luke Emerson-Mason (Bia Diagnostics) recently presented an abstract and poster at the AOAC International annual meeting. The abstract and poster are based on testing of Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Strawberry. View full size poster HERE. Abstract: Consumers with celiac disease have access to lateral flow devices (LFDs) to test food for gluten. Erroneous results may occur due to matrix effects and sampling that can cause confusion among consumers and lead to online criticism of food manufacturers. LFD kit manufacturers shou ..read more
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Gluten Free Watchdog no longer recommends GF Harvest as a source of purity protocol oats
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
5M ago
Until further notice, Gluten Free Watchdog does not recommend GF Harvest as a source of purity protocol oats. Gluten Free Watchdog recently analyzed five bags of oat products from GF Harvest. Testing using the sandwich R5 ELISA found gluten in quantifiable levels in both GF Harvest oat flour and GF Harvest organic rolled oats. Back story: A subscriber to Gluten Free Watchdog reached out about GF Harvest oats due to test results posted to Facebook. The Nima Sensor detected gluten in multiple products tested by multiple users. As you may recall, Nima results are qualitative but not quantitative ..read more
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Walgreens tells pharmacists they should not counsel that any given medication is gluten-free
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
5M ago
Where does this leave people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders? The handout posted below was provided to Gluten Free Watchdog by a consumer. She received this information when she picked up her prescription. Gluten Free Watchdog is requesting comment on the handout as we contemplate next steps. Please also read the information below the photo. Thank you! …………………………………………………………………………. Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act of 2021 (originally posted on April 22, 2021) Note: This act does not appear to have made any headway. On April 8, 2021, Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) int ..read more
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Gluten Free Watchdog presents with FDA at IAFP on Gluten in Fermented/Hydrolyzed Foods
Gluten Free Watchdog
by Tricia Thompson
6M ago
Amy Keller, MS, RDN, LD, an associate at Gluten Free Watchdog presented with FDA at the International Association of Food Protection conference. The session, titled “Gluten in Fermented or Hydrolyzed Foods: Regulatory, Consumer, and Analytical Perspectives” was presented today, August 3, 2022. Gluten Free Watchdog was invited by FDA to represent the voice of the consumer. We greatly appreciate this opportunity. The slides presented by Gluten Free Watchdog are available at: https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/fdapresentatiinamykelleraugust-3/ The post Gluten Free Watchdog presents with FDA ..read more
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