Friday, September 08, 2006

Gluten Free food certification

I found this site (thanks to someone posting it on a GF forum) called the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. They do exactly what their name implies; they will certify gluten free food products to be truly gluten free. They are only testing for gluten, and not other allergens.

One neat page on the site is the list of certified gluten free products, that shows not just the brands and products they have certified, but lists them by date. I just noticed the SanJ brand of
Organic Wheat Free Reduced Sodium Tamari Soy Sauce that I use is now on there, as of July 2006 (thank god, since I have been sorta assuming it was GF for about a year). This is the kind of information Celiac and gluten-intolerant / wheat-free people need in order to make educated decisions about what food products they can safely use in their diet.

So, spread the word, and encourage certification. They are a step ahead of the voluntary guidelines for gluten-free that are slowly moving along at the federal government level.

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