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Oat Beverages & Celiac Disease: Why We Are a Bit Concerned

Bottom line: If you drink oat-based beverages, please choose products you trust made using gluten-free oats. Gluten in liquids adds up very quickly. Background: The part per million level of a product is obviously important BUT it doesn’t tell the whole story. The amount of gluten ingested depends on BOTH the ppm level AND the […]

Do folks with celiac disease really have to worry about enzymes and growth media?

Short answer: We don’t know. This is due to the limitations of the assays currently used to detect and measure fermented or hydrolyzed gluten. Some facts about enzymes: 1. According to the Enzyme Technical Association, “In most cases, enzymes used in food are used as processing aids where they aid in the manufacturing of food […]

Oats are complicated! Updated Position Statement on Oats from Gluten Free Watchdog

This statement may not be reposted without the express written permission of Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC ***Note: What follows is the opinion of Gluten Free Watchdog. Whether you choose to eat sorted oats or only purity protocol oats is your decision. You do not owe anyone an explanation. Please make decisions based on all available […]

Gluten Free Watchdog’s updated position statement on Cheerios

This position statement may not be reposted without the express written permission of Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC. ***Note: What follows is the opinion of Gluten Free Watchdog. Whether or not you choose to eat Cheerios is your personal decision and you do not owe anyone an explanation. Please make decisions based on the totality of […]

Statement from Gluten Free Watchdog on Nabisco Gluten-Free Oreo Cookies

***Note: What follows is the opinion of Gluten Free Watchdog. Whether or not you choose to eat gluten-free Oreo cookies is your decision. You do not owe anyone an explanation. Please make decisions based on all available information.*** Nabisco Gluten-Free Oreo Cookies: Gluten Free Watchdog is on the fence about this cookie. We have tested […]

Remembering the gentleman scientist, Donald Kasarda

Donald D Kasarda, PhD. described himself as “a retired gluten protein chemist who maintains a connection with my old research center (WRRC, ARS, USDA) as a collaborator.”* My hope is that many of you recognize his name and that some of you had the honor of conversing with him either in person, over the phone, […]

Products in the immediate queue for testing at Gluten Free Watchdog (March 2021)

The products in the photo have been requested for testing by subscribers to Gluten Free Watchdog. Results will start posting mid March. Requests are made for any number of reasons, including peace of mind regarding favorite foods. Results are available to subscribers. The post Products in the immediate queue for testing at Gluten Free Watchdog […]

Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Beverage: Where is the enforcement FDA?

This herbal beverage is labeled gluten-free and lists as ingredients “extracts of roasted barley, rye”. After seven years of reporting this product to FDA, it remains on store shelves. What follows are the nitty-gritty details. Initial correspondence with FDA Gluten Free Watchdog first made FDA aware of this product via email on January 10, 2014—over […]

Products in the immediate queue for testing at Gluten Free Watchdog (February 2021)

The products in the photo have been requested for testing by subscribers to Gluten Free Watchdog. Results will start posting mid February. Requests are made for any number of reasons, including peace of mind regarding favorite foods.

Products in the immediate queue for testing at Gluten Free Watchdog (January 2021)

The products in the photo have been requested for testing by subscribers to Gluten Free Watchdog. They will be sent to the lab beginning this week. Requests are made for any number of reasons, including peace of mind regarding favorite foods.