Monday, August 13, 2012
Understanding Gluten-free Labeling
On the front label this Fish Oil has a Certified GF symbol. On the back it states that it is made in a facility with wheat. Keep in mind food allergies are not the same as food intolerance. As the label states it is certified gluten-free which means it has been tested to contain less than 20 ppm of gluten.(maybe even less) The label still has to disclose the top eight possible allergens for those with food allergies. So if you see the Certified GF label it has been tested. If the label doesn't not have a certified gluten-free symbol and has wheat listed as an possible allergen I would avoid that product or call the company for more information. Just because it has gluten-free on the label doesn't mean it's been tested or isn't made with other wheat containing products.
For more on the difference between food allergies and food intolerance please visit Webmd.