Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thai Kitchen UPDATE - Mushroom Rice Noodle Soup

Newly produced Thai Kitchen Mushroom Soup Bowls are labelled gluten free, but don't mess up and grab an old item.  They used to contain gluten and some skus may still be in circulation or in your cupboard.


Let's Do Sprinkles - Confetti are No Longer Labelled Gluten Free

This product now contains Barley Grass Powder!

The Jelly Bean Planet - CONTAINS WHEAT

The Jelly Bean Planet Company
states in its ingredient list "Wheat Syrup"

This product contains Wheat and is not suitable for individuals on a Wheat Free/ Gluten Free Diet.  

Friday, March 9, 2012

Update on ProMax January 2011 BARLEY ALERT

Promax had a CONTAINS WHEAT problem back in April 2011.  At the time they had only a gluten free label with no gluten free certification organizations. Now they have a BARLEY PROBLEM and they are currently GFCO Certified.

4 product types labeled gluten free (please note there might be more):

Roasted Peanut
Dark Mint
Dark Chocolate
Brownie Raspberry Truffle

Products currently labeled gluten free but containing barley malt in the soy crisp:

Promax Nutty Butter Crunch
LS Peanut Butter Cookie Dough bars 

These bars are certified by Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) but they do include ingredients derived from barley.

Company states that they are manufacturing new products without barley malt as an ingredient.  Please note that this statement was made by the company regarding the Dark Mint flavor listed above in January of 2011.  

PLEASE REMEMBER, AS ALWAYS.... Read your labels! Ask Questions! Trust Your Body!   and ultimately... forward any information you have on falsely labeled products to a trusted source.  


Monday, March 5, 2012

Jelly Belly Recall - CONTAINS WHEAT

Allergen Alert by Food Safety News

Peter Rabbit's Easter Mix has been recalled.  The label is inaccurate.

Picture coming soon

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Gracious Gourmet: Balsamic Four Onion Spread NOT GLUTEN FREE

The Gracious Gourmet: Balsamic Four Onion Spread


onions (yellow onion, leeks, shallots, red onion) sugar, balsamic vinegar, raisin, less than 2% of: vegetables and concentrated vegetables (carrots, celery, onion, tomato), yeast extract, salt, maltodextrin, canola oil, natural flavor, barley malt extract, dried onion, dried potato, dried garlic, spices, modified foodstarch, orange peel. Vegan.

Please note that this product contains barley and a product that contains barley does not meet the based the Food and Drug Administration's suggestion of gluten free which states that a product may not contain wheat, barley, rye or contaminated oats.

Food For Life Tortillas & Millet Bread

Independent laboratory tests scheduled by Gluten Free Watchdog, have shown that both Food For Life brown rice tortillas & Food For Life Millet bread have tested above the federally suggested safety zone of 20 parts per million (ppm), and far above the Celiac Sprue Associations suggested safety zone of non-detectable at 5ppm.

 Food For Life: Brown Rice Tortillas

Food For Life: Millet Bread

 Without a gluten free labeling law it is important that, we as a community, work together to maintain our health and safety while maintaining a gluten free diet.

When regulation is unavailable, it is up to consumers to band together.  It is important that we, as gluten free consumers, think about where we spend our money and about what we are monetarily supporting.

Additionally, we can spend our money supporting new watchdog programs that are popping up throughout the United States as a way of keeping food manufacturers in check.

Be sure to show your support in any way possible.  Your support matters!

Support Gluten Free Watchdog and Help Us to Get More Products tested GF

 There is a great article on Gluten Free versus Naturally Gluten Free grains, seeds and nuts and they're contamination levels.  It is interesting that Millet Flour tested at 15.5 ppm with a gluten free label.  This is higher than the Celiac Sprue Association's choice of non detectable at 5ppm, but still meets federal guidelines which request non dectable at 20ppm.

For naturally gluten free products (products not labelled gluten free, but not having any gluten containing ingredients):
the range of gluten ran from less than 5ppm to 2,925 ppm

Read more here:

GF Grains: Are They Really Gluten Free

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