Now “Gluten Free” Is Really “Gluten Free”!
Admit it, you still have trust issues with foods claiming to be ‘gluten free‘, ‘Cause honestly, zero gluten for all the food stuff out there, really?
But it seems like this might be the truth after all. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the label is actually to be trusted and true.
Now while it might seem a tad bit silly and glaringly obvious to claim that the labels had been disclosing everything truthfully, however in order to avoid any food safety issues, the FDA had decided to reevaluate all gluten free products.
Why No Gluten?
Most people are unaware of what gluten really is, so let’s get down to the brass tacks and talk about what it really means when a product is gluten free.
Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. To those allergic to gluten, it can trigger an auto-immune reaction that obliterates the lining of their guts and makes them feel uneasy. A few years back, the no gluten label did not carry any weight. Everything was just counterfeited for the sake of misleading the consumers. But the FDA changed all the norms and made it easier for us to trust our favorite food products.
The FDA, since 2014, says that there should be less than 20 molecules of gluten in every million molecules of food.
250 products of cereals, flours, baking mixes, and granola bars were tested from 2015 through 2016. All products were found to have gluten within the defined levels, except one.
Another very popular product, The Honey Nut Cheerios has also changed its production processes to enter the “No Gluten Zone” (YAS!! 😀).
So folks, feel free to savor your favorite gluten free apple sauce, cereals, pasta and a lot more without the gluten risk.
After all, A Happy Belly makes a Happy Soul!
Content Source: The Verge