CSA Recognition Seal Program


Innovation and New Horizons

David Sands, PhD, Plant Pathologist, Montana State University, assesses a test plots for new crops. His team developed an oat variety that may prove to be absent of any celiac toxic amino acid sequences. The only validation available now is expensive mass spectromitry.However, gene mapping promises the development of gluten-free wheat, barley and rye.

Animal breeding has developed a grass-fed Angus breed, Lowline, that produces tender cuts of meat.

AgEagle is a promising drone robot that can be programmed to monitor ag fields for disease, insect infestation, weeds and nutrient content. Future drone programming could eliminate cross-contamination in the field.

Testing companies have noticed the interest in the gluten content verification and are developing new tests to meet consumers' and producers' requests.

In order for products to qualify under the CSA Innovation Category, companies must be able to validate that their processing procedures have removed the offending amino acid sequences from the wheat, barley, rye or common oats used in their product which adversely impacts those with celiac disease.  The verification must show the final product has less than 5 ppm quantifiable gluten.  To date, no research implicates any specific toxic fraction of wheat, barley, rye or oats for those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.


Innovation Category
Qualifying Products

 

Two beers, Omission Pale Ale and Omission Lager have qualified through the Innovation Category of the CSA Recognition Seal Program.
Labeling of products which contain barley and hops ingredients are regulated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and carry the statement:
 “Product fermented from grains containing gluten and crafted to remove gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten.”  

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) May 24, 2012 ruling reiterates the pre FDA Food Allergen Act of 2004 definition of gluten-free equals "none." The TTB will likely review the current rulings in light of the FDA gluten-free regulation that replaces zero “free” and allows gluten (below a 20 ppm level for a legal gluten-free claim.) Links to both TTB press release and TTB complete 2012 ruling.     and  the February 2014 Ruling.  In April, the FDA is expected to define the qualifications for reduced gluten products that are hydrolyzed or fermented.

 

 

 

 

 

CSA Recognition Seal Program Participants
Certification Program of Celiac Support Association

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Recognition SealSince 2004,  products bearing the CSA Recognition Seal represent a critical review of the company's manufacturing practices and procedures to reduce risk for celiac and gluten sensitive customers.  In addition to testing products with the strictest testing methods in the industry, the CSA Recognition Seal indicates the company's commitment to communicating product information to the consumer. 

CSA Recognition Seal products are tested using the most sensitive ELISA or other relevant test available in the United States. ELISA testing must show a product is at less than 5 ppm -- additional verification testing may be required depending upon the type of food. Companies must submit the analysis of ingredients and manufacturing procedures (HACCP) to assure the products meet the requirements for the CSA Recognition Seal.  The CSA Recognition Seal provides the customer with  additional information to use when managing their personal food choices. 

Your Products Belong Here

The source ingredients are listed by their common name rather than the term gluten-free, the CSA certification program suitable for a wide range of products.

Future Innovation:  Innovation in agriculture, processing and testing are encouraged.
In the future more products with wheat, barley, rye or oats may qualify for the CSA Recognition Seal if they can prove they have been processed or crafted to remove gluten. Promising: Watch for varieties of wheat, barley, rye and oats products that are bred to remove gluten. CSA encourage companies to develop refined processing systems for wheat, barley, rye or oats that result in full removal of gluten. CSA encourages advances in commercial testing procedures to detect gluten. Today and tomorrow, the most sensitive test remains the person with celiac disease. Tell us your experiences.

 
2014
New Grains Gluten Free Bakery, LLC
New Grains Gluten Free Bakery, LLC
Garden Protein Intl
Garden Protein Intl
Dietz & Watson
Dietz & Watson
Bountiful Pantry
Bountiful Pantry
DNI
DNI
Earth Café Living Foods, Inc.
Earth Café Living Foods, Inc.
Happy Monkey Hummus
Happy Monkey Hummus
Kanundrumz
Kanundrumz
Lazy 8 Ranch Specialty Food Co.
Lazy 8 Ranch Specialty Food Co.
Liny's Food
Liny's Food
Once Again Nut Butter
Once Again Nut Butter
Grandpa's Kitchen
Grandpa's Kitchen
Sauce Goddess Gourmet
Sauce Goddess Gourmet
Platayuc
Platayuc
Gluten-Free Biotics
Gluten-Free Biotics
Hodgson Mill Inc
Hodgson Mill Inc
Madison's Hot Sauce
Madison's Hot Sauce
Sabor Mexicano
Sabor Mexicano
Hawaii Taro Company, LLC
Hawaii Taro Company, LLC
Zaza Raw
Zaza Raw
Smart Planet Kitchen
Smart Planet Kitchen
Bay State Milling
Bay State Milling
  
 
2013
Grandpa's Gourmet
Grandpa's Gourmet
Purunchon Inc
Purunchon Inc
S'Imaginer Foods, Inc.
S'Imaginer Foods, Inc.
Equal Measure
Equal Measure
Gluten Free Remedies
Gluten Free Remedies
Chebe Bread Products
Chebe Bread Products
Live Love Loaves Meister's Gluten Free Mixtures
Meister's Gluten Free Mixtures
Old World Spices and Seasonings
Old World Spices and Seasonings
Pasta Loioco
Pasta Loioco
Senza Glutine
Senza Glutine
Gluten Free Mama Kitchen, LLC
Gluten Free Mama Kitchen, LLC
SunWest Foods, Inc.
SunWest Foods, Inc.
Tarte Nouveau
Tarte Nouveau
Inalproces S.A.
Inalproces S.A.
Montana Gluten Free Processors
Montana Gluten Free Processors
Russo's New York Pizzeria
Russo's New York Pizzeria
Cup4Cup
Cup4Cup
Russo's Gluten Free Gourmet
Russo's Gluten Free Gourmet
Glukies
Glukies
Dakota Lakes Products, Inc.
Dakota Lakes Products, Inc.
Goose Valley Natural Foods, LLC
Goose Valley Natural Foods, LLC
Internationally Delicious Masterpiece Cookies
Internationally Delicious Masterpiece Cookies
Mina's Purely Divine
Mina's Purely Divine
Butter Button Bakery
Butter Button Bakery
Rootin' Tootin' No Gluten Foods
Rootin' Tootin' No Gluten Foods
Tate's Bake Shop
Tate's Bake Shop
The Cookie Connection
The Cookie Connection
Domata LLC
Domata LLC
Seth Ellis Chocolatier/Sun Cups
Seth Ellis Chocolatier/Sun Cups
Cera Products
Cera Products
Earth Source Organics, Inc.
Earth Source Organics, Inc.
David's Unforgettables
David's Unforgettables
Pak Group NA
Pak Group NA
Tai Foong USA, Inc.
Tai Foong USA, Inc.
Joy Cone Company
Joy Cone Company
Lillabee Baking
Lillabee Baking
Mayacamas Fine Foods
Mayacamas Fine Foods
The Grain Exchange
The Grain Exchange
Hill's Chestnut Farm
Hill's Chestnut Farm
Chincoteague Seafood Co. Inc.
Chincoteague Seafood Co. Inc.
Daiya Foods
Daiya Foods
Doc's Nutrilicious/Oh Yes!
Doc's Nutrilicious/Oh Yes!
Alimentitlia srl & Co. Sas
Alimentitlia srl & Co. Sas
Brooke's Candy Company
Brooke's Candy Company
By The Way Bakery
By The Way Bakery
Wink Frozen Desserts
Wink Frozen Desserts
Millers Mustard
Millers Mustard
Pelican Bay Ltd.
Pelican Bay Ltd.
Schwan's Consumer Brands Inc.
Schwan's Consumer Brands Inc.
SUZIE-UIE, LLC
SUZIE-UIE, LLC
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro
  
 
2012
Simply Shari’s – Gluten Free
Simply Shari’s – Gluten Free
One Source Nutrition, LLC
One Source Nutrition, LLC
SoL Cuisine
SoL Cuisine
Food for Thought
Food for Thought
Gerbs Pumpkin Seeds
Gerbs Pumpkin Seeds
MetaBusiness International/SKYE FOODS
MetaBusiness International/SKYE FOODS
Integrative Flavors
Integrative Flavors
Chic Naturals
Chic Naturals
Full Flavor Foods, LLC
Full Flavor Foods, LLC
OMG Foods Inc.
OMG Foods Inc.
Mrs. May's Naturals
Mrs. May's Naturals
Venice Baking Company
Venice Baking Company
Starfish Inc./Pacific Seafood
Starfish Inc./Pacific Seafood
DI Manufacturing
DI Manufacturing
Gillian's Foods, Inc.
Gillian's Foods, Inc.
Bouchard Family Farm
Bouchard Family Farm
Kyotofu
Kyotofu
Yohay Baking and Fudge
Yohay Baking and Fudge
Sweet Pete's Pure, Simple Sweets LLC
Sweet Pete's Pure, Simple Sweets LLC
Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream
Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream
Pop Art
Pop Art
GF Dangio dba Chef Luca's Italian GF Food
GF Dangio dba Chef Luca's Italian GF Food
Frontier Soups
Frontier Soups
HB Specialty Foods
HB Specialty Foods
My Gluten Free Bread Company
My Gluten Free Bread Company
One Dish Cuisine
One Dish Cuisine
St. Julien Macaroons
St. Julien Macaroons
Vin-Chet Pastry Shop
Vin-Chet Pastry Shop
Aleia's Gluten Free Foods
Aleia's Gluten Free Foods
Gluten Free Creations
Gluten Free Creations
BOLD Organics
BOLD Organics
Bready North America
Bready North America
Voyaging Foods
Voyaging Foods
 
2011
Josefs Gluten Free
Josefs Gluten Free
Better Bread Company
Better Bread Company
Freeda Vitamins, Inc.
Freeda Vitamins, Inc.
Bloomfield Farms, Inc.
Bloomfield Farms, Inc.
Canino's Sausage Co., Inc.
Canino's Sausage Co., Inc.
Giusto's Specialty Foods
Giusto's Specialty Foods
The Soup Pot
The Soup Pot
The Sensitive Baker
The Sensitive Baker
Mulay's Sausage Corp.
Mulay's Sausage Corp.
Karab Cookies, LLC
Karab Cookies, LLC
DeIorio's Foods Inc.
DeIorio's Foods Inc.
I AM Products, LLC
I AM Products, LLC
OMG It's Gluten Free Café
OMG It's Gluten Free Café
Bella Gluten Free
Bella Gluten Free
7 Sisters Gluten Free
7 Sisters Gluten Free
 
2010
AgVanced Enterprises
AgVanced Enterprises
Hudsonville Smokehouse Jerky
Hudsonville Smokehouse Jerky
OMG It's Gluten Free
OMG It's Gluten Free
Gourmet Parlor Pizza
Gourmet Parlor Pizza
Gluten Free Passport
Gluten Free Passport
Gluten Free Works/Recognizing CD
Gluten Free Works/Recognizing CD
Kneaded Specialties Gluten Free Bakery, LLC
Kneaded Specialties Gluten Free Bakery, LLC
Teri's Gluten Free
Teri's Gluten Free
The Lite-Ful Cheesecake, LLC
The Lite-Ful Cheesecake, LLC
The Wheat-Free Gourmet
The Wheat-Free Gourmet
  
 
2009
Nutland Foods, LLC
Nutland Foods, LLC
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