CLEVELAND, OH (May 27, 2015) – 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 US 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 re-confirm to the public and our probiotic food and beverage partners that our ingredients meet FDA standards for being gluten free,” says Andy Lefkowitz, the President and CEO of Ganeden.
About Ganeden Biotech
Ganeden Biotech is at the forefront of probiotic research and product development with an extensive library of published studies and more than 100 patents for probiotic technologies in the food, beverage, animal health, and now personal care ingredients markets. Ganeden is best known for GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), its patented, FDA GRAS, highly stable probiotic ingredient. Ganeden’s newest ingredient, Bonicel, is the first science-backed, probiotic-derived, personal care ingredient shown to dramatically reduce signs of aging. For more information about Ganeden Biotech and licensing opportunities visit GanedenBiotech.com.
Introducing GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), Ganeden Biotech’s patented probiotic ingredient that can be found in more than 150 leading food, beverage and companion animal products throughout the world. Unlike most other probiotic strains, GanedenBC30 is a spore-forming organism which makes it highly stable and allows it to remain viable through most manufacturing processes, three years of shelf life and the low pH of stomach acid. The efficacy of GanedenBC30 is backed by 21 published studies showing digestive and immune support and GanedenBC30 has an exceptional safety record with FDA GRAS status from the United States FDA. It can be formulated into virtually any food, beverage and companion animal product that experiences high or low temperature, pressure or environmental extremes including all hot or refrigerated beverages! For more information, please visit GanedenBiotech.com or GanedenBC30.com
About Q Laboratories, Inc.
Q Laboratories has served the Food, Food Ingredients/Flavorings, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical, OTC, Health and Beauty Care And Dietary Supplement industries since 1966, offering comprehensive microbiology and chemistry product analysis and research and development services. Registered with the FDA for pharmaceutical testing (Reg.# 1527260), cGMP/GLP Compliant and ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited, Q Laboratories, Inc. can help you maintain the high level of excellence you demand for your products. An independent laboratory, combining state-of-the-art technology with personal service and attention, Q Laboratories, Inc. can provide services to meet all your testing and quality assurance needs. For over 45 years, Q Laboratories, Inc. has maintained excellence in science as well as customer satisfaction, creating a level of confidence and trust among clients that is unparalleled. For more information, visit http://www.qlaboratories.com/