July 25, 2012

They say man cannot live by bread alone. Don’t I know it. I love my snack food. Give me a tunafish sandwich (lite mayo, pickle relish, celery, lettuce and tomato) with Baked Lays between two slices of (GF) bread and I am in heaven. Without the Baked Lays, I’ll pass.

Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) understands your need for variety and for clear labeling of your gluten-free food products. One important element of our mission is to effect change within the food industry. In keeping with this, CDF has partnered with Frito-Lay to educate consumers and health professionals about gluten-free resources and options. With input from CDF, Frito-Lay has voluntarily undertaken testing of many of their snack ingredients and products to ensure that they adhere to the proposed FDA standards for gluten-free labeling of less than 20 parts per million of gluten. Frito-Lay now labels many of products with its own GF symbol so you can enjoy your snack foods with the peace of mind that they are gluten-free and that a major food company cares about your dietary needs. In addition, Frito-Lay has produced a webinar about what CDF and Frito-Lay have to offer the gluten-free consumer, starring…me. Click Here to watch.

You know that you can find the Celiac Disease Foundation logo on many of our sponsors’ products, including General Mills GF Chex, Betty Crocker GF baking mixes, Bisquick GF mix, Nature’s Valley, Blue Diamond, Kedem and Jones Dairy Farm products. CDF values our sponsors and their commitment to educate, communicate and advocate for a greater awareness of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

If you know of a company that can independently validate their continuous GF testing to meet the proposed FDA standards for gluten-free labeling, please introduce them to us! Partnerships with gluten-free food manufacturers support our mission of improving your quality of life.

Questions, comments or introductions? Please email me at marilyn.geller@celiac.org or find me on Facebook at http://facebook.com/marilyn.geller and Twitter at @COOatCDF.

To Your Health,
Marilyn Geller