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
Josefs Gluten Free
Josefs Gluten Free
OMG It's Gluten Free
OMG It's Gluten Free
Tate's Bake Shop
Tate's Bake Shop
Chic Naturals
Chic Naturals
Doc's Nutrilicious/Oh Yes!
Doc's Nutrilicious/Oh Yes!
Neptune Foods
Neptune Foods
BOLD Organics
BOLD Organics
Life Foods Inc
Life Foods Inc
R W Bakers
R W Bakers
The Cookie Connection
The Cookie Connection
Sogni Dolci Gluten Free
Sogni Dolci Gluten Free
Duverger (Les Macarons Duverger)
Duverger (Les Macarons Duverger)
Mikaela's Simply Divine
Mikaela's Simply Divine
Senza Glutine
Senza Glutine
Smart Baking
Smart Baking
Voyaging Foods
Voyaging Foods
Cup4Cup
Cup4Cup
Italian Fusion
Italian Fusion
Josie's Coat of Oats
Josie's Coat of Oats
My Life Foods LLCMy Life Foods LLC Domata LLC
Domata LLC
Live Love Loaves
Live Love Loaves
Cera Products
Cera Products
Freeda Vitamins, Inc.
Freeda Vitamins, Inc.
Rootin' Tootin' No Gluten Foods
Rootin' Tootin' No Gluten Foods
Dakota Lakes Products, Inc.
Dakota Lakes Products, Inc.
Goose Valley Natural Foods, LLC
Goose Valley Natural Foods, LLC
New Grains Gluten Free Bakery, LLC
New Grains Gluten Free Bakery, LLC
Frontier Soups
Frontier Soups
Truelicious
Truelicious
OCHO Candy
OCHO Candy
Earth Café Living Foods, Inc.
Earth Café Living Foods, Inc.
House of Balsamic Foods LLC
Hill's Chestnut Farm
Hill's Chestnut Farm
Purdue Products Daiya Foods
Daiya Foods
Posh Pop Bakeshop
Posh Pop Bakeshop
Purunchon Inc
Purunchon Inc
Coyote Kitchen
Coyote Kitchen
I AM Products, LLC
I AM Products, LLC
Lillabee Baking
Lillabee Baking
SUZIE-UIE, LLC
SUZIE-UIE, LLC
Garden Protein Intl
Garden Protein Intl
Millers Mustard
Millers Mustard
Pak Group NA
Pak Group NA
Brooke's Candy Company
Brooke's Candy Company
Dietz & Watson
Dietz & Watson
Bountiful Pantry
Bountiful Pantry
DNI
DNI
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
Sauce Goddess Gourmet
Sauce Goddess Gourmet
Once Again Nut Butter
Once Again Nut Butter
Vanguard Soap
Vanguard Soap
Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream
Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro
Joy Cone Company
Joy Cone Company
The Grain Exchange
The Grain Exchange
Grandpa's Kitchen
Grandpa's Kitchen
Seth Ellis Chocolatier/Sun Cups
Seth Ellis Chocolatier/Sun Cups
Full Flavor Foods, LLC
Full Flavor Foods, LLC
Wink Frozen Desserts
Wink Frozen Desserts
Platayuc
Platayuc
SoL Cuisine
SoL Cuisine
Gluten-Free Biotics
Gluten-Free Biotics
Hodgson Mill Inc
Hodgson Mill Inc
Madison's Hot Sauce
Madison's Hot Sauce
Metropoliltan Gourmet
Metropoliltan Gourmet
Bready North America
Bready North America
Sabor Mexicano
Sabor Mexicano
Giusto's Specialty Foods
Giusto's Specialty Foods
Gerbs Pumpkin Seeds
Gerbs Pumpkin Seeds
Hawaii Taro Company, LLC
Hawaii Taro Company, LLC
DeIorio's Foods Inc.
DeIorio's Foods Inc.
Zaza Raw
Zaza Raw
Smart Planet Kitchen
Smart Planet Kitchen
7 Sisters Gluten Free
7 Sisters Gluten Free
Bay State Milling
Bay State Milling
 
 
2013
Schwan's Consumer Brands Inc.
Schwan's Consumer Brands Inc.
Grandpa's Gourmet
Grandpa's Gourmet
Integrative Flavors
Integrative Flavors
Gillian's Foods, Inc.
Gillian's Foods, Inc.
Venice Baking Company
Venice Baking Company
S'Imaginer Foods, Inc.
S'Imaginer Foods, Inc.
Skye Foods Yohay Baking and Fudge
Yohay Baking and Fudge
Equal Measure
Equal Measure
Food for Thought
Food for Thought
Bouchard Family Farm
Bouchard Family Farm
DI Manufacturing
DI Manufacturing
Mulay's Sausage Corp.
Mulay's Sausage Corp.
Canino's Sausage Co., Inc.
Canino's Sausage Co., Inc.
Gluten Free Creations
Gluten Free Creations
Gluten Free Remedies
Gluten Free Remedies
Chebe Bread Products
Chebe Bread Products
Meister's Gluten Free Mixtures
Meister's Gluten Free Mixtures
Old World Spices and Seasonings
Old World Spices and Seasonings
Pasta Loioco
Pasta Loioco
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 Retail LLC
Russo's Retail LLC
Bella Gluten Free
Bella Gluten Free
Aleia's Gluten Free Foods
Aleia's Gluten Free Foods
Russo's Gluten Free Gourmet
Russo's Gluten Free Gourmet
OMG Foods Inc.
OMG Foods Inc.
Bloomfield Farms, Inc.
Bloomfield Farms, Inc.
Glukies
Glukies
DiCarlo's Salsa
DiCarlo's Salsa
Internationally Delicious Masterpiece Cookies
Internationally Delicious Masterpiece Cookies
Mina's Purely Divine
Mina's Purely Divine
Butter Button Bakery
Butter Button Bakery
HB Specialty Foods
HB Specialty Foods
One Dish Cuisine
One Dish Cuisine
Vin-Chet Pastry Shop
Vin-Chet Pastry Shop
Earth Source Organics, Inc.
Earth Source Organics, Inc.
David's Unforgettables
David's Unforgettables
Tai Foong USA, Inc.
Tai Foong USA, Inc.
Mayacamas Fine Foods
Mayacamas Fine Foods
By The Way Bakery
By The Way Bakery
Chincoteague Seafood Co. Inc.
Chincoteague Seafood Co. Inc.
Pelican Bay Ltd.
Pelican Bay Ltd.
  
 
2012
Simply Shari’s – Gluten Free
Simply Shari’s – Gluten Free
One Source Nutrition, LLC
One Source Nutrition, LLC
MetaBusiness International/SKYE FOODS
MetaBusiness International/SKYE FOODS
Mrs. May's Naturals
Mrs. May's Naturals
Starfish Inc./Pacific Seafood
Starfish Inc./Pacific Seafood
Kyotofu
Kyotofu
Sweet Pete's Pure, Simple Sweets LLC
Sweet Pete's Pure, Simple Sweets LLC
GF Dangio dba Chef Luca's Italian GF Food
GF Dangio dba Chef Luca's Italian GF Food
My Gluten Free Bread Company
My Gluten Free Bread Company
St. Julien Macaroons
St. Julien Macaroons
S.A. Piazza & Associates LLC
S.A. Piazza & Associates LLC
 
 
2011
Better Bread Company
Better Bread Company
The Sensitive Baker
The Sensitive Baker
 
 
2010
AgVanced Enterprises
AgVanced Enterprises
Gourmet Parlor Pizza
Gourmet Parlor Pizza
Gluten Free Passport
Gluten Free Passport
The Wheat-Free Gourmet
The Wheat-Free Gourmet
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