All But Gluten™ FAQs – Answers to Your Gluten-Free Product Questions

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Why are these products called "All But Gluten™"?

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All But Gluten™ products have been formulated to be great tasting but without the gluten. Gluten is the general name for certain proteins found in the grains wheat, rye, barley, triticale, kamut and spelt.

How do I know that All But Gluten™ Products are Gluten-Free?

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All But Gluten™ products are free of gluten-containing grains and are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. They meet and exceed Health Canada’s regulations for gluten-free claims and carry the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) mark.

What are Health Canada’s regulations for products carrying a gluten-free claim?

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Health Canada has designed specific regulations to govern the use of the term gluten-free. This declaration relegates the food into a special category of “food for special dietary use”. A product making a gluten-free claim on the label must be specially processed or formulated and contains less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. Health Canada has reviewed the most recent scientific evidence and found that levels of gluten below 20 ppm in gluten-free products are safe for those with celiac disease.

For more information about the Canadian gluten-free regulations click here.

What is the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP)?

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The Canadian Celiac Association has recently developed a new gluten-free certification program (GFCP) where food manufacturers can enroll for a fee to go through the rigorous qualifying program – with detailed reporting, facility inspections, testing and annual third-party audits. Once approved products produce in that facility can use a special gluten-free mark (symbol) on the package, making it easier for consumers to determine the gluten-free status of a product.
Products must meet specific requirements in order to receive certification from the GFCP. To learn more about the GFCP see www.glutenfreecertification.ca.

What does the GFCP mark mean?

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As the most trusted Canadian resource for consumers seeking gluten-free information, the Canadian Celiac Association’s vision for the GFCP mark is that it will provide consumers with safe, trusted and easily identifiable gluten-free products at point of purchase. The GFCP mark on product packaging provides consumers with an added level of assurance that those products are manufactured in a facility which successfully passes routine third-party audits to verify that their gluten-free management system consistently meets the requirements of the Gluten-Free Certification Program.

All But Gluten products all produced in a facility that has by the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) and carry the mark on the front of the product package.

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Is analytical product testing required as part of the GFCP?

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Yes, however the GFCP does not prescribe analytical testing policies and procedures. Routine testing protocols should be developed and conducted by the facility based on the risk of gluten contamination, and integrated from the receiving of raw materials to end product.

What testing processes are used for All But Gluten™ products?

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As part of our gluten-free certification, our gluten-free products must test below 10 ppm of gluten. In addition, all incoming ingredients are tested and certified to be gluten-free.

What is a recognized facility under GFCP?

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A “recognized facility” is a manufacturing facility producing gluten-free products that has been audited by an approved third-party auditor and has met all of the requirements of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program.

Does the facility need to be dedicated gluten-free to be recognized under the GFCP?

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No. However, in non-dedicated facilities, gluten contamination must be controlled or eliminated by standard operating procedures detailing cleaning and testing protocols to verify that the facility can be safely used to produce gluten-free products.

Are All But Gluten™ products made in a dedicated gluten-free facility?

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Yes, All But Gluten™ products are manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free facility.

Can gluten-free products be enriched with vitamins and minerals?

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Yes gluten-free products can be enriched. Although Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations do allow manufacturers to add vitamins and minerals to gluten-free products there are no specific regulatory restrictions for which nutrients can be added or the level of nutrient addition. However, Health Canada does recommend that gluten-free products be enriched with vitamins and minerals at similar levels as gluten-containing flours, cereals, pasta, bread and other baked products.

Are most gluten-free products on the market today “enriched with vitamins and minerals”?

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Many gluten-free breakfast cereals, pasta, breads and other baked products are NOT enriched with vitamins and minerals. As a result they are often much lower in vitamins, minerals and fibre than the gluten-containing products they replace. People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity consuming these products may not be receiving optimum nutrition from their diet.

Are All But Gluten™ products enriched with vitamins and minerals?

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Yes, All But Gluten™ breads, focaccias, muffins and the pizza shells are enriched with a variety of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) and pantothenate. They are also source of fibre.

Are All But Gluten™ products dairy-free?

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Yes, All But Gluten™ products are dairy-free.

Are All But Gluten™ products egg-free?

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No, All But Gluten™ products contain eggs.

What does “may contain” mean?

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“May contain milk ingredients” or “Manufactured in a facility that also processes nuts” on food product labels are examples of “allergen precautionary labelling”. These are used to notify consumers that a food allergen may be unintentionally present in a food. For more information on precautionary labelling, please visit Health Canada’s website.

Are your products suitable for a vegan diet?

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No, our gluten-free products contain eggs.

Why are these products called "All But Gluten™"?

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All But Gluten™ products have been formulated to be great tasting but without the gluten. Gluten is the general name for certain proteins found in the grains wheat, rye, barley, triticale, kamut and spelt.

Are All But Gluten™ products Kosher?

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All But Gluten™ products are Kosher. The OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher is the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency, certifying more than 500,000 products produced in over 6,000 plants located in 80 countries around the world.

Is there specific Allergy Information on your products?

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All But Gluten™ products are manufactured in facilities that handle Tree Nuts, Egg, Soy and Sulphites.
Please see chart below for specific allergens that are present in the product.

X = Allergens present in the product

All But Gluten™ Product Peanut Tree Nut Sesame Seed Gluten Dairy Egg Soya Sulphite
White Bread           X    
Whole Grain Bread           X    
Cinnamon Raisin Loaf           X X  
Pizza Shells           X    
Onion Focaccia           X   X
Rosemary Focaccia           X    
Carrot Raisin Morning Muffin           X X  
Brownie           X X  
Macaroon           X X  

Gluten sources: All But Gluten™ products do not contain wheat, including spelt and kamut, or oats, barley, rye or triticale or any part thereof.

Where can I find All But Gluten™ products in the supermarket?

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Traditionally gluten-free breads and other baked products have been found in the freezer sections of supermarkets due to shelf life issues. All But Gluten™ is unique in that it will be found in the fresh bakery section of the supermarket and will be available fresh, not frozen. For the gluten-free consumer this allows them a stroll down the aisles that have previously been off limits. They can conveniently prepare a sandwich, pizza or bruschetta, rekindling their love of baked goods without compromise! Amazing.

Do I need to toast All But Gluten™ breads?

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To toast, or not to toast…the choice is entirely up to you! That said, All But Gluten™ products can be enjoyed untoasted. We used our extensive baking experience to create gluten-free breads that are delicious without toasting! Living Gluten-free never tasted so good!

Does All But Gluten™ bread need to be stored in the freezer?

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If you plan to eat the bread within a few days it won’t need to be frozen. Otherwise keep it in the freezer tightly wrapped and sealed in a good quality freezer bag or re-sealable tub. Look here for detailed instructions for freezing and defrosting.

Where can All But Gluten™ products be purchased?

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In fresh bakery aisles across Canada! You can purchase All But Gluten™ products in these fine retail stores…

Where To Buy

WalMart Metro Longos Loblaws Fortinos Independent Superstore Atlantic Superstore NoFrills Zehrs Save-On-Foods PriceSmart foods Overwaitea Foods Coopers Foods Urban Fare

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