Monday, July 19, 2010

Gluten Found in Foods Considered Gluten-free

A lot of us have suspected this: Many foods that are considered gluten-free are actually contaminated with gluten. Researchers found that "seven of the 22 foods would fail the FDA's test" for being free of gluten. "One of the products they analyzed, a flour made with soy, contained 3,000 parts per million of gluten, they said. They also identified a millet grain and flour, a buckwheat flour and a sorghum flour that weren't completely gluten-free."

Note that these were NOT labeled "gluten-free" but were simply products normally considered to be free of gluten.