This is to be able to make a specific statement for a customer.
We produce purified cellulose fibers from various sources. Our fibers are free of proteins and are gluten free. The processing of our raw materials pretty much would denature any protein in existence.
A customer wants an allergen statement for our product that is derived from wheat straw. Not from the heads, but the stalks. We have an analysis showing that there is no protein in it. But it's from wheat.
We were thinking of getting a sample analyzed for the wheat allergen, but there do not seem to be any labs that perform that testing. Maybe the allergen is not fully identified yet, but I've only seen testing for wheat gluten.
Has anyone seen testing for wheat allergen (remember that gluten is not the same as wheat allergen)?
Could we correctly state that our XX product is free of wheat proteins and gluten, making it allergen-free? Or would you just say that all our products are free of allergens and that XX is free of wheat proteins and gluten?
This is to be used by manufacturers and not packaged for consumers, but our information would guide their labeling.