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Gluten-free foods – our new partnership with the Gluten Intolerance Group

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Awareness of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease has gained momentum in recent years, and no, it’s not a fad.

The rise in gluten awareness stems from the growing number of people diagnosed with celiac disease and from the increasing amount of those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, meaning they feel better when they don’t eat gluten. Gluten is a generic name for proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley. With the rise in demand for gluten-free products and our desire to provide customers with quality information, we called in the experts.

Understanding the FDA ruling on gluten free labeling

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The FDA recently announced its official final rule to define the term “gluten free” in the labeling of packaged foods.

Here are a few highlights of the new FDA ruling enacted August 13: 

  • The rule is voluntary, meaning manufacturers have the choice of making a claim of gluten free or not. If a product uses the gluten free claim, it must contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten.

Bring gluten-free treats to your sweet tooth

Amy Fouks, bakery category manager
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Still searching for great tasting gluten-free food options? They can be difficult to find to say the least – you’d be surprised at how many people this affects. With one in 133 Americans living with celiac disease and gluten-free sales estimated to exceed more than $5 billion by 2015, it’s important that we provide our customers with as many options as possible.

Gluten-free talk from a dietitian

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Every day I talk to customers in our stores who are looking for gluten-free foods. Their interest may be because they have celiac disease, a wheat/gluten allergy or they suspect they have gluten sensitivity. Below are some helpful facts and tips for living with gluten sensitivity or allergies.

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