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This is all new for me just diagnosed. I bought the box then read the fine print where it states "Each production run is sampled and tested to confirm Glutenn levels do not exceed 20 PPM. What is PPM?? Is there an okay Gluten level if you have to be 100% gluten free?

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PPM = parts per million. The 20 ppm is the FDA proposed standard for testing in the U.S.A.. However, some people are sensitive even up to that threshold, so it's hard to say. I personally haven't tried those crackers but I've seen several comment that they're fine with them. Generally, the gluten level if you want to be 100% gluten-free, would be 0%. That isn't always possible or practical, and most companies would test to that same 20ppm standard. Some go down to 5%.

The 'fine print' that I usually look for is whether they're processed in a facility that also processes wheat, since I'm still pretty new to a gluten-free diet myself and still healing. If I see that on the label, I'll generally put it back on the shelf. However, it depends how sensitive you are, etc. ymmv!

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This is all new for me just diagnosed. I bought the box then read the fine print where it states "Each production run is sampled and tested to confirm Glutenn levels do not exceed 20 PPM. What is PPM?? Is there an okay Gluten level if you have to be 100% gluten free?

Thank you :-)

Start off with simple products...meat, fish, fresh veggies and fruit. And add potatoes and rice into your diet. That will guarantee you a gluten free diet for a while until you get your feet wet, and you learn the ropes.

Take a walk around this forum. It will be your best source! :D

And WELCOME!!

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Welcome to the forum! I agree with Lisa. The only way you can be 100% gluten-free is to eat a simple whole foods diet and eliminate all processed foods.

That said, I do eat Blue Diamond Nut Thins and don't have a problem with them (although others might).

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We eat them without problems also. However, everyone's sensitivity level is different. You'll just have to try them and see.

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Thank you everyone! I met with the Nutritionists yesterday and I must say, things are looking a little better already, also I really enjoy eating good 4 u food. ;)

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I missed this the first pass.

There is no test to prove zero gluten. It can not be proven. So when a company does test, the test will have a detection limit, in this case 20 ppm. You can test for 10, or even 5 ppm, but the cost rises significantly as you get closer to zero. That cost is, of course, built into the price of the product.

When you see such a claim, it does not mean that there is any gluten at all present. Zero is less than 20 ppm (and less than 10, and less than 5). :)

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