Feb
15

The Shocking Truth about Food for Life

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For a long time, when I didn’t have time to make my own gluten-free bread or tortillas, I turned to Food for Life as a back-up source. It wasn’t often, but I did do it when needed.

No more.

GlutenFreeWatchdog.org recently tested two of their products that are labeled as gluten-free and both came back as containing gluten! You can read about it on the GlutenFree Watchdog Blog. Both the millet bread and the brown rice tortillas tested as containing gluten.  To see the full test results including how many hundred parts per million the test showed, you’ll need to subscribe to their website.

I am now embarking on a major freezer cooking session in order to stock my freezer with sourdough bread and corn tortillas so I no longer purchase anything from Food for Life.  I am terribly disappointed that a company that I have promoted and used since 2006 is producing tainted products. Although their sprouted corn tortillas were not tested, I no longer trust this company to show integrity after a product labeled gluten-free tested as having several hundred parts per million of gluten! 

If you are gluten-free, please consider subscribing to this site to help support independent, third-party testing so companies such as Food for Life can be brought to light and celiacs can protect themselves from unethical companies who mislabel and mislead their customers. Continued exposure to gluten has known health risks that this company is carelessly disregarding.

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KerryAnn Foster runs Intentionally Domestic, formerly Cooking Traditional Foods.  Intentionally Domestic is the home of the longest running real food meal plan on the internet, now in its eighth volume.

KerryAnn has over eleven years of real food experience.  Read about KerryAnn’s journey to health through multiple miscarriages, celiac disease, PCOS, food allergies and intolerances, obesity, adrenal fatigue and heavy metals. She is also an It Works! Independent Distributor and she loves that crazy wrap thing!

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Comments

  1. Denise says:

    That is so disappointing! I would never have thought that they’d be one of the companies you’d mentioned whose products had gluten in them.

    I think it’s probably confusing (misleading?) to a lot of people, but their sprouted corn tortillas aren’t gluten-free. The corn is sprouted in filtered water with barley malt. I don’t think that’s listed on the label, so many people, myself included, would look at that label and think that it’s a safe product!

  2. pamela says:

    Whenever I see gluten-free on a label or menu, I can’t help being suspicious. The first things that goes through my head is the myriad of ways that could go wrong, often with the best of intentions. CTF sounds helpful. I’ll check it out.

  3. Becki says:

    Ah man, I just bought two packages this week, and now I know why my son’s behavior has been so bad! Thank you for getting the info out!!!

  4. Luna says:

    Oh, holy crap. This is a disaster. My 6 year old has celiac disease and autism. These tortillas are the only thing he eats some days. We spend at least $100/month on them, just for him. All 5 of us have celiac disease, and we all eat the tortillas occasionally. This SUCKS. My boy is going to be a mess without his “wraps”. CRAP. I sure hope it was a one time problem with a supplier.
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  5. Luna says:

    Flour. He’s quite allergic to corn too.
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  6. Chickiepea says:

    I hope they are reputable enough that they will address the public about this and fix the issue. We recently discovered the rice wraps and I was over the moon, because we avoid corn as well, and tortillas are the answer to “fast food” in my house. :( Very disappointing.

  7. Becki says:

    I called the company to ask them about this. They said the product in question was an expired product, so they were not able to have the gluten verified or disproven.

    • Becki, Gluten-Free Watchdog always tests them while in date. Their policy is that if a product tests as having more than 20ppm gluten, they will re-test it again within a year.

      I also got the blow-off when I called. The bottom line is that ALL of the Food for Life that Gluten-Free Watchdog has tested as had far more than 20ppm. And it was all of the samples, not just some of them. Until they clean up their act, vote with your dollars (and feet) and avoid the company. They will have no incentive to clean up unless they get a lot of negative press AND a drop in sales.
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