Bureau Veritas Buffalo is pleased to announce it has expanded its food testing capabilities to include Gluten Free Testing.
Capabilities were developed to meet the increasing demand from clients to test and verify Gluten Free claims in both prepared and processed food and beverages and OTC / personal care items.
Testing the gluten free claims on the products you sell is critical to verifying compliance with regulations, reducing the risk of returns and customer complaints and enhancing brand protection.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), there is an estimated three million people in the United States with celiac disease and other gluten tolerances. In people with celiac disease, foods that contain gluten trigger production of antibodies that attack and damage the lining of the small intestine, limiting the ability to absorb nutrients and putting them at risk for serious health problems.
On August 2, 2013, the FDA issued a final rule defining “gluten-free” for food labeling. “Gluten-free” is a voluntary claim that manufacturers may elect to use in the labeling of their foods. However, manufacturers that label their foods “gluten-free” are accountable for using the claim in a truthful and not misleading manner, and for complying with all requirements established by the regulation and enforced by FDA.
More on Gluten
Gluten is a name commonly given to a family of proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is commonly found in breads, baked goods, soup, pasta, cereals, sauces, beer, and salad dressing. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keeps its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture. Gluten can be used as a stabilizing agent in more unexpected food products, such as ice cream and ketchup. Additionally, Gluten is also used in cosmetics, hair products, and other dermatological preparations.
Bureau Veritas Food Testing Services
From prepared food to pet food, Bureau Veritas’ Food Laboratory offers a comprehensive range of specialized services that enables our experienced staff to tailor programs for specific client needs. Whether it is to demonstrate quality and food safety control, identify which product offers the best value, which product your customers prefer, or if the product meets your quality requirements.
The implementation of effective product development and quality monitoring programs, plus services such as testing, inspections, audits and consumer evaluations, can help you improve customer satisfaction, lower costs, reduce customer complaints, and increase competitiveness.
For gluten free testing inquiries, please contact:
Tel: +1 800-277-3300 or +1 716-505-3300
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