According to the GIG Jenny's Bakehouse Products May Not Be Gluten-Free
- By Scott Adams
- Published 09/16/2011
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
Many of the members of GIG of Central and South Texas have talked about the Jenny’s Bakehouse products. Some of you have mentioned how much you enjoyed them. Others have talked about getting sick after consuming the product. Because of the number of people who claimed to have gotten ill after eating the products we sent samples of the Kaiser Buns and Dinner Rolls to GIG’s national office for testing.
GIG tested the products in house and sent the products to an outside lab for further testing. Both products tested positive for gluten using r-5 and G12 Elisa testing methods in the test performed by GIG and the test performed by the lab. The lab test showed that both products tested as having gluten in excess of 10,000 ppm (parts per million). Keep in mind that the FDA proposed definition for labeling a product gluten free is that the product tests to less than 20 ppm.
Based on this information, GIG of Central and South Texas strongly recommends that you do NOT consume these products.
For questions, please contact GIG at 253-833-6655 ext 104.
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