Our wonderfully exciting line of organic products is our commitment to a cleaner and healthier way of life. We are offering more organic product options to fit the lifestyle of today’s consumer.
We go to great lengths to ensure these products not only fit the highest natural and organic standards, but also protect our greatest resource &ndash the planet Earth.
We believe in supporting companies and farms rooted within or near our communities. We are continually looking for quality companies to partner with who share our goal of sustaining and protecting our environment while creating the highest quality products for you.
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What does Organic mean?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program's (NOP) regulations:
The USDA has four categories to label organic food, based on the percentage of organic content:
- Crops are grown without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge fertilizers.
- Prohibit the use of genetic engineering, ionizing radiation, and sewage sludge in organic production and handling
- Animals must be fed organic feed and given access to the outdoors. They are given no antibiotics or growth hormones.
- All natural (non-synthetic) substances are allowed in organic production and all synthetic substances are prohibited.
A civil penalty of up to $11,000 for each offense can be levied on any person who knowingly sells or labels as organic a product that is not produced and handled in accordance with the NOPs regulations.
- 100 Percent Organic - must contain only organically produced ingredients and may carry the USDA Organic Seal.
- Organic - must consist of at least 95% organically produced ingredients and may carry the USDA Organic Seal.
- Made With Organic Ingredients - contains at least 70% organic ingredients and lists up to three of the organic ingredients or food groups on the principal display panel. (May not display USDA Organic seal)
- Processed products that contain less than 70% organic ingredients cannot use the term "organic" other than to identify the specific ingredients that are organically produced in the ingredients statement. (May not display USDA Organic seal)
What does Natural mean?
Food that is labeled "natural" does not contain any artificial ingredients, sweeteners, refined sugars or flours, coloring ingredients, milled grains, hydrogenated oils, food colors, flavorings, chemical preservatives, and is minimally processed. Meat treated with artificial hormones can be labeled "natural."
Sucanat, stevia, raw honey, agave syrup and maple syrup are sweeteners often used in place of white sugar in a natural foods diet. Sea salt is also preferred over table salt.
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Bob's Red Mill
Gluten Free Pantry
What does Gluten mean?
Why are consumers looking for gluten free food?
- Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley
- Gluten adds the familiar elastic texture to bread
What is celiac disease?
- 1 of every 133 average, healthy people has celiac disease*
- Celiac disease affects 2.2 million Americans
*According to the University of Chicago landmark prevalence study of celiac disease
Is celiac disease serious?
- An inherited, autoimmune disorder
- Affects the digestive process of the small intestine
- Gluten ingestion causes an individual's immune system to attack the small intestine
- Inhibits the absorption of important nutrients
If undiagnosed and untreated, other disorders may develop such as:
Is there a cure?
- Neurological conditions
What is cross contamination?
- Strict adherence to a gluten free diet is the only cure for celiac disease
- Recent developments in testing now allow doctors to more readily diagnose the disease
How does Bob's Red Mill avoid cross contamination?
- Facilities that produce both gluten and gluten free products face the possibility of some gluten contamination
- People with celiac disease must avoid even the smallest amounts of gluten
What about oats?
- Two dedicated rooms produce all our gluten free products
- Batch testing is performed before and after packaging in our quality control laboratory using the Codex Alimentarius–the international gluten free standard for manufacturers
- Oat groats do not contain gluten
- Most oats are grown near wheat
- There always exists a high possibility of cross contamination