Biena snacks are gluten free!
November 22, 2011
Biena Roasted Chickpeas are now officially gluten free! They are naturally gluten free to begin with – but we wanted to be absolutely sure – so we sent our snacks in for testing with an independent lab. We got the results and they show that our snacks have less than 10 ppm (parts per million) of gluten.
To put it into context – this exceeds the standard the FDA is considering for gluten-free labeling, which requires foods to have less than 20 ppm of gluten to be considered gluten-free. Our snacks also meet the standard for Certified Gluten-Free labeling, which goes one step further and requires foods to have less than 10 ppm of gluten (this is the lowest level of testing).
Its staggering to think of the number of people being diagnosed with wheat allergy, gluten intolerance or celiac disease – and having to change their lifestyle and the foods they eat as a result. I hope this information is useful for anyone looking to remove wheat from their diet.