In response to recent news that some probiotics may contain gluten, Ganeden Biotech reaffirmed today that its probiotic GanedenBC30 is gluten-free and can be labeled as such according to the standards set by the Food and Drug Administration.
The testing, performed by Q Laboratories, one of the oldest and most respected food testing labs in the world, tested each Ganeden probiotic ingredient for the presence of wheat, barley and rye glutens which are the peptides implicated in digestive disorders. Q Labs used the sensitive ELISA test method in which antibodies react with the gluten peptides and yields a quantitative determination of the amount of gluten present in the probiotic material. This test is accurate for quantities of gluten far lower than that involved in any digestive disorder.
“As a science driven company we were more than happy to have an independent third party reconfirm to the public and our probiotic food and beverage partners that our ingredients meet FDA standards for being gluten free,” says Andy Lefkowitz, president and CEO of Ganeden.