Hello, I have been on a strict gluten-free diet for over a year. I still get symptoms, so I've been on a mission to rifine my diet even more. I've come to the conclusion that "gluten-free" products are making me sick. I try to limit them, but I eat (ate) cream of rice daily....so I decided to investigate further......
I emailed B and G foods inquiring if they test for gluten in their product, cream of rice cereal. Keep in mind their product is labled as gluten free. I wanted to share the response I recieved:
We appreciate your concern with our Cream of Rice Cereal. We don’t test rice for gluten.
We have systems in place to prevent cross contamination. Separate receiving systems and silos are maintained for wheat and rice. The equipment used for receiving bulk wheat and rice such as hoses are maintained separately and have different connection types to avoid interchangeability, and will are marked wheat or rice. The processing equipment is separated for wheat and rice. One line is dedicated only rice products and one line is dedicated only wheat products. We also use dedicated rice only or wheat only utensils.
We do not run any cream of rice products while running any wheat products to avoid any cross contamination issues. In addition, allergen containing ingredients are labeled and stored in a segregated area.
For some reason I was under the impression that if manufacturer states their product is gluten free, they are required to test for gluten and achieve a result below 20ppm.
EddiericklesMember Since 18 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 06 2013 10:34 AM