One Source Nutrition, LLC Joins CSA Recognition Seal Program One Source Nutrition, LLC, a company based in High Springs, Florida, has recently completed the requirements to qualify for the Celiac Support Association’s Recognition Seal Program. The use of the CSA five crossed grain Seal on packaging means the manufacturer has agreed to adhere to CSA’s standards in representing their product to be free of wheat, barley, rye and oats (WBRO), their derivatives and crosses in product, processing or packaging. One Source Nutrition, LLC packaging will feature the CSA Recognition Seal to indicate the products are appropriate for a medically prescribed celiac diet.
In order to qualify, One Source Nutrition provided CSA with their specific procedures and policies necessary to produce a product free of WBRO. CSA periodically conducts onsite inspections and engages the University of Nebraska for product testing by the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Method, sensitive to 5 ppm (parts per million) to assure continuity in the WBRO-free quality.
One Source Nutrition, LLC is a manufacturer of nutritionally balanced food products as well as educational tools to help consumers reach optimal health. ONEsource™ is a 90% lactose-free milk based nutritional shake, with an optimal blend of 22 essential nutrients including high quality, natural carbohydrates, dietary fats and proteins. ONEsource™ is ideal for all ages and lifestyles and contains no synthetic sweeteners, preservatives, caffeine, soy, hormones, nuts, gluten or trans-fats. ONEsource ™ shakes come in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavors and the aseptic tetra pak packaging eliminates the need for added salt or preservatives and guarantees a minimum 12 month shelf life without refrigeration.
One Source Nutrition, LLC joins CSA Recognition Seal Program participating manufacturers AgVanced Enterprises, Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods, Bay State Milling Company, bluedominoes, Cali Fine Foods, Canino Sausage Company, Cera Products, Inc., Chebe Bread Products, Cupoladua Oven, DI Manufacturing, Dakota Lakes, Domata Living Flour, Earth Source Organics, Earthly Treats, Fox Ridge Bakeries, Free Choice Foods, Freeda Vitamins, Full Flavor Foods, Gluten Free and Fabulous, Gluten-Free Creations, Gluten Free Essentials, Gluten Free Mama Kitchen, Goose Valley Natural Foods, Grandma Ferdon’s, Hill’s Chestnut Farm, Kneaded Specialties Gluten Free Bakery, Kookie Karma, The Lite-Ful Cheesecake™, Little Bay Baking Company, Meister’s Gluten Free Mixtures, Mixes from the Heartland, Mrs. May’s Naturals, Mulay’s Sausage Corporation, Purpose Foods/Sweet Fiber, Simply Boulder Foods, Skye Cookies, Starfish, SunWest Foods, and Worldwise Grains. Also recognized by the Program are the books Recognizing Celiac Disease, The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook: Classic Cuisine from the Italian Countryside, and The Gluten Free Passport series. Restaurants participating in the program include The Soup Pot, GF Cucina’s, Picazzo’s Gourmet Pizzas, the Atrium Café and Anthony’s Italian Chop House at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook, IL and the Peppercorn Duck Club at the Kansas City Hyatt. Website links to all participants can be found on CSA’s website, www.csaceliacs.org.
Celiac disease is a genetic auto immune disease which interferes with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Current medical research reveals that statistically 1 out of 130 individuals will test positively for celiac disease. Once a patient is diagnosed with celiac disease, a diet free of wheat, barley, rye and oats will alleviate the symptoms, usually within weeks, and will help prevent the onset of related illnesses. Five out of six people with celiac disease have yet to be diagnosed. Undiagnosed people will exhibit a variety of symptoms including, but not limited to, bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, mouth ulcers, fatigue or anemia. If undiagnosed, the disease can lead to serious illnesses such as osteoporosis and bowel cancer.
The Celiac Support Association (CSA) is a member-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis worldwide through research, education and support.