Its India, & we know the public seriousness in foods & awareness is minimal… So need to doubly check the things !!
The only treatment for someone diagnosed with celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet. This may seem hard at first because many common foods contain gluten. However, there are many naturally gluten-free foods as well as plenty of gluten-free substitutes to choose from.
How To Tell If A Packaged Food Product Is Gluten-Free
- A gluten-free label. If a product claims to be gluten-free on the package, then it is most likely safe to eat as the FDA only allows packaged foods with less than 20ppm of gluten to be labeled “gluten-free.” However, you should still check the ingredients list. It is also important to remember that “wheat-free” does not necessarily mean “gluten-free.”
- Check the allergen listing. Some packaging has a list of common allergens found in the product. Such allergens include wheat, soy, egg, nuts, and milk. This list can be a quick way to rule something out if the package says: “contains wheat.” However, a lack of allergen labeling does NOT mean that the product is gluten-free. Barley and rye are not in the top eight allergens required to be listed. Be sure to check the ingredients list for other hidden sources of gluten.
- Check for obvious ingredients.
- Brewer’s yeast
- Oats (unless specifically labeled gluten-free)
If there is not a “gluten-free” label on the product packaging, read the ingredients label thoroughly. Check for hidden or questionable ingredients. Some ingredients have the potential to contain gluten.