What is considered certified gluten-free?
Primarily, that means the food cannot contain any gluten-containing ingredients, and any trace amounts of wheat, barley, or rye in the food (such as cross-contamination from shared storage or manufacturing equipment) must be less than 20 parts per million (ppm).
How do I certify gluten-free products?
In order to carry the Certified Gluten Free label, individual products must be tested and certified every year according to the organization’s requirements. The GFCO, for example, requires individual products to be tested annually in a process that includes an ingredient review, plant inspection, and product testing.
How do you know if a product has gluten in it?
The FDA food allergen labeling law requires food companies to label all foods that have wheat or contain wheat products. The allergen statement is found at the end of the ingredient list on packaged foods; if it says “contains wheat”, this means it has gluten and it’s unsafe.
Which gluten-free grains do you have to be sure comes from a certified gluten-free facility to ensure they do not contain traces of gluten?
The claim is voluntary. Do oats have to be certified as “gluten-free’ to be labeled “gluten-free”? No. However, as with any other non-gluten-containing grain, oats that are labeled “gluten-free” must contain less than 20 ppm gluten.
What does it mean when it says gluten-free?
Definition. A gluten-free diet is an eating plan that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
Is Gatorade gluten free?
Sports drink lovers rejoice! There is no added gluten in Gatorade Thirst Quencher, G2 or Gatorade Endurance Formula. This means that Gatorade is gluten-free.
How do you test for gluten intolerance?
Two blood tests can help diagnose it:
- Serology testing looks for antibodies in your blood. Elevated levels of certain antibody proteins indicate an immune reaction to gluten.
- Genetic testing for human leukocyte antigens (HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8) can be used to rule out celiac disease.
Are Quaker Oats gluten-free?
Oats are naturally gluten-free however, during farming, transportation and storage, gluten-containing grains like wheat, rye and barley may be unintentionally introduced. Quaker gluten-free oat products are clearly labeled on packages and available in stores under the Quaker Select Starts line.