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    Week in Review

    Busy week here in our house ending in a larger than expected snowstorm that dumped 10 – 15 inches on us. That sounds bad, but when you see what some areas on the east coast got, we got nothing! DC got 30 inches so far & it is still coming down!

    Several products have been recently certified by the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization). From the GFCO’s website:

    Mission

    Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) provides an independent service to supervise gluten-free food production according to a consistent, defined, science-based standard that is confirmed by field inspections, in order to achieve heightened consumer confidence and safety.
    Vision

    GFCO envisions simplified consumer identification of gluten-free foods based upon the presence of the GF Certification Mark on product labels, and that this mark is known as the gluten-free standard for consumers.
    Values

    GFCO seeks to improve the health of those living on a gluten-free diet by providing a system that ensures standards, which are based on sound scientific research.
    Overarching Principle

    GFCO provides consumers and manufacturers confidence in knowing, that products labeled with the GFCO certification mark meet the strictest standards for gluten-free. These voluntary standards go beyond the requirements of government laws and regulations in order to ensure public confidence.
    Goal

    GFCO provides a uniform system, using strict standards to certify a product gluten-free and enables people to easily identify GF foods with confidence.
    Objectives

    GFCO’s primary responsibilities are to
    1) Contribute to the health of consumers with gluten intolerance, by offering a certification mark for gluten-free foods that meet stringently high inspection standards, based on scientific research.
    2) Recognize and support food manufacturers, who provide safe gluten-free products.
    3) Make decisions and actions that which do not knowingly compromise or impair consumer health.

    The most recent products are:

    Fage Dairy USA
    Wellshire Farms
    Conte’s Pasta
    Mary’s Gone Crackers
    Nana’s Cookie Company

    Medifast

    Fresh and Ready Foods

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    I have several new articles up this week. The following are all on the Examiner:

    Recall for undeclared wheat

    Gluten Nanny holding a workshop in Dublin

    Raisin Rack’s February sales

    Joan’s GF Great Bakes English Muffins Review

    These are all on Celiac-Disease.com:

    Trader Joe’s Women’s Once Daily Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement

    Living Gluten-free – The Teenage Years

    Traveling Gluten-free – Teen Version

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    If you want to give Zing Bars a try, now is the time. There is a special discount code for my readers through the end of February. Please click here for more details.

    Hope you all have a great Super Bowl Sunday! Who is your team? Jon is rooting for the Saints. Hannah is just rooting against Jon. LOL!

     

     

     

     

     

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