Thursday, January 8, 2009

In the News: Not So Gluten-Free Products at Whole Foods

Whole Foods pulled 'gluten-free' products after an article in The Chicago Tribune revealed that three Wellshire Kids brand "gluten free" products sold exclusively at Whole Foods contained between 116 and 2,200 parts per million of gluten. This is way above the 20 parts per million that most experts in the US consider "gluten free." Whole foods said it will try to come up with some guidelines which will allow it to begin monitoring gluten free products so this type of problem doesn't happen again. The products sold were: Dinosaur Shaped Chicken Bites, Chicken Corn Dogs and Beef Corn Dogs.

What to Do: Live and learn that "gluten free" is a vague term and doesn't mean zero gluten.