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https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/blog/Product-alert-Greens-Plus-bar-contains-malt-yet-labeled-gluten-free/35

 

Even if you don't use this product, I'd recommend reading this, because while this product - which uses barley malt but is labeled gluten free - is not certified by the GFCO, it is made in a facility that is certified as gluten free by the GFCO. So, a potential concern for other products made in the same facility.

 

There is also some discussion of something that it seems to me is good to keep an eye on: what may be a disconnect between what the actual FDA rules ARE on being gluten free and what the companies are interpreting the rules to be. I imagine this is going to be more of an issue in the beginning, when companies are still trying to understand what compliance to the gluten free regulations entails, but better we stay aware and safe until they get it sorted, yeah?

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Thanks for the warning TH.  It doesn't sound like Green's has a clue what gluten is.

 

Betty Lou's Healthy Snacks

http://www.bettylousinc.com/products_diet.php?id=4

 

Greens Plus gluten-free whey crisp protein bar ingredients.

http://www.greensplus.com/protein-bar-whey-krisp/

 

Ingredients: Whey protein krisps (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, tapioca starch, calcium carbonate), organic peanut butter, Omega3 Chia seed, organic brown rice syrup, organic agave nectar, Original Greens Plus Powder (gmo-free soy lecithin, Hawaiian spirulina, Appleboost peel & fiber, organic barley grass, organic wheat grass, Japanese chlorella, hydroponic soy sprouts, brown rice bran, sprouted barley malt, organic alfalfa grass, royal jelly, Montana bee pollen, acerola berry juice, natural vitamin E, licorice root, milk thistle seed extract, echinacea root extract, Siberian eleuthero root extract, astragalus root extract, licorice root powder, organic red beet juice, dunaliella salina algae, Nova Scotia Dulse, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, organic Japanese green tea extract, grape seed and skin extract, European bilberry extract), vanilla extract, sea salt.

Allergy Information: This product contains Milk, Peanuts, Soy, Wheat and Oyster-shell calcium and is manufactured in a facility that processes Tree Nuts and Egg ingredients. The Greens Plus Whey Krisp is gluten-free.

 

Ack-Thpfft Mr. Bill!

 

Personally, I wouldn't eat them anyway since they contain wheat grass and barley grass.  But throwing in malted barley grass is just going a little over the top in making sure these bars are not safe for celiacs to eat.  The list of ingredients sounds like they threw everything but the kitchen sink in these bars.  Talk about trying to hit every possible allergy out there!  For some reason they left out corn tho, so that helps some people anyhow.  This ingredient kind of makes my skin crawl tho:  "and skin extract".

 

Lets see wheat and soy are two of the top 8 allergens in the USA.  So they could have added dairy and had a nice triple play.  Oops, never mind, I see they did add dairy!  And peanuts!  Wow, talk about driving away those too silly, extra sensitive people with allergies to foods!

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I think this is why : They can say gluten-free because it is the " grass" and sprouts. There is supposedly no " gluten" until there is a seed. They have to say it contains wheat because it does contain part of the wheat plant.

Would I eat this? No way! I always wonder how they can be so certain the " grass" doesn't have a left over seed or a few new seeds forming. Not sure if they test for gluten.

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Thank you so much for sharing this T.H. We must be ever vigilant!

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