This is a MUST READ for anyone that needs to be glutenfree. The pendulum swings back and forth about the importance of a GF facility and why it is so necessary. This article from Kinnikinnick Foods who is a dedicated gluten free manufacturer, pretty much sums it all up. Here’s a little excerpt:
Fog of Gluten
“We are doing some testing of new equipment at a non-GF facility to see if that type of equipment can be used for our products. Our first day of trials was quite a reminder of why we are a dedicated facility. Flour dust hung like a fog in the air; it clung to our clothes and skin like glue (gluten!) , and I actually had a reaction later that day as I wasn’t wearing a mask. Of course, the trial products went into the trash at the end of the day and we actually had to change clothes and wash our shoes before returning to Kinnikinnick as we were a contamination risk. I just don’t know how anyone could make GF & non-GF products in the same building. Flour dust is -everywhere-“
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