R.W. Knudsen, Organic
Produced by J.M. Smucker Company
May Contain Gluten
"The following R.W. Knudsen Family products are verified 'gluten-free.' The 'gluten-free' claim can be found on the label next to the list of ingredients:
- R.W. Knudsen Family Spritzer Sparkling Beverages
- R.W. Knudsen Family Recharge Sports Beverage Mixes (powder)
"We have established the following stringent criteria based on the FDA's proposed rules for making 'gluten-free' claims:
"Ingredient Screening - The ingredient cannot contain gluten sources, such as wheat, rye, barley or their derivatives or hybrids. We also review for the presence of oats.
"Testing - While there currently is not a commercially available test to detect the presence of oats, the product must be tested to verify it contains less than 20 parts per million of gluten.
"Manufacturing Procedures - In addition, facilities that manufacture verified 'gluten-free' products must have a comprehensive gluten management program. All equipment used in the manufacture of products containing any gluten or oat source must be cleaned thoroughly prior to producing a product that is 'gluten-free.' These procedures must be validated and inspected after each clean-up.
"While we have verified 'gluten-free' products (see items listed above), the remainder of our products do not contain ingredients derived from gluten; however, these products do not meet our established criteria for a 'gluten-free' claim for one or more reasons."
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