We've had a few customers trying to work around being able to claim "gluten free" on labels, which we basically have said no, we can not do because we are not a gluten-free facility and we do not do quantitative testing after cleans to be allowed to produce a gluten free statement.
Does anyone know/have any experience around the claim of "no gluten added?" This is something that a few people are desperately wanting to put because they repeat over and over "But I'm not putting in any ingredients with gluten so 'no gluten added' should be allowed." However, CFIA's website says
A gluten-free claim is any representation in labelling or advertising that states, suggests or implies that a food is gluten-free, as per B.24.018 of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR).
We are concerned that putting "no gluten added" would imply gluten-free to the lay-person, and so it would not be accepted on a label. We are generally uncomfortable with the term overall. Anyone know if this statement is above-board and allowable? Or would it come down to the inspector. Or would it require quantitative testing? And then if the test comes back over the limit (20ppm), is that product now garbage? I mean, it would be. So yeah. Thoughts?