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Best Answer , 31 October 2016 - 08:00 PM

Does your supplier guarantee that doing tests on 3 lots represents all future production lots.

 

Your supplier should give you a continuous guarantee along with a statement that says they will be responsible for any "reasonable" legal fees if you are sued.

 

Either that, or your supplier should provide a COA (actual test data) for each production lot or some sort of CoC (yes, we have no gluten).


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 08:01 PM

Hi, I'm trying to decide if we can remove allergen statement from our nutrition facts panel. 

 

The product is Wheatgrass juice powder, I have an allergen statement from our supplier stating it is free from wheat, here my question is: if we test for gluten, one-time testing from 3 different lots from this supplier and their document will it be sufficient to remove allergen statement and processed in a facility statement from the label or do we have to test samples of every lot that we receive for gluten. Also, the supplier is planning to receive gluten free certification soon. Please give your inputs.

 

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 10:04 PM

I guess it all comes down to a risk assessment.

If you are certain that the ingredients you are receiving are free of wheat, and there is no possibility of any wheat being introduced into your process, then fine.

 

If there is a possibility of wheat being introduced either from supplied raw materials or as part of your process, then the declaration and "processed on" statements probably should stay.

 

is here some reason that you want to clean up the label?

 

Marshall



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 10:34 PM

Thank you Marshall. This is a single ingredient product which has only wheatgrass powder and as I saw other products on the market, none of them have allergen declaration or processed on statements.So, i was just wondering if there is a way to remove.



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Posted 25 October 2016 - 06:18 AM

Hi, I'm trying to decide if we can remove allergen statement from our nutrition facts panel. 

 

The product is Wheatgrass juice powder, I have an allergen statement from our supplier stating it is free from wheat, here my question is: if we test for gluten, one-time testing from 3 different lots from this supplier and their document will it be sufficient to remove allergen statement and processed in a facility statement from the label or do we have to test samples of every lot that we receive for gluten. Also, the supplier is planning to receive gluten free certification soon. Please give your inputs.

 

Thank you

 

Hi Abdulla.khan,

 

You omitted to inform whether you intend to add gluten-free on the label.

 

If not  and no mention of wheat also, this appears to be a recommended action for gluten-sensitive consumers -

 


Ingredients you should check: yeast extract, natural flavors, rice syrup. If the product is labeled “gluten-free,” you do not need to check. If the product is not labeled “gluten-free,” it is possible these ingredients could contain small amounts of barley, though unlikely. Call the food manufacturer to inquire about the source of the ingredient. To consume wheat grass or barley grass products,make sure they are labeled gluten-free to ensure no cross-contact between the seed (gluten-containing part) and the grass (gluten-free part) of the plant.

 

https://celiac.org/b...-101-need-know/

 

I was unable to locate any actual data verifying that the retail product is indeed "gluten-free".

Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 09:11 PM

No, we do not intend to say gluten free any where. Supplier clearly mentions there is no wheat in the product but is not sure about the chances of cross contact.



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:00 PM   Best Answer

Does your supplier guarantee that doing tests on 3 lots represents all future production lots.

 

Your supplier should give you a continuous guarantee along with a statement that says they will be responsible for any "reasonable" legal fees if you are sued.

 

Either that, or your supplier should provide a COA (actual test data) for each production lot or some sort of CoC (yes, we have no gluten).



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