Gluten-free products

BERTRAND Food is an EU-certified organic food operation. It is periodically inspected in at least three independent locations. These checks occur as both registered and unregistered in all business units. This creates high quality and increases the traceability, transparency, and the trust in our products. In the blog series, “QS”, we introduce various aspects of quality assurance at BERTRAND Food.

Today it is about guaranteeing the gluten-free quality of our products

Wherever “gluten-free” is indicated, no amount of gluten can be present. What seems a simple truth requires diligence and precise documentation.

Gluten

Gluten or gluten protein is a general term for a mixture of substances made from proteins that are found in some types of grains. In people with a gluten intolerance, the consumption of gluten leads to an inflammation of the intestinal mucosa. This causes the intestinal villi to atrophy. Through this shrinkage of the surface of the small intestine, not enough nutrients can be absorbed. During the course of the disease, a nutrient deficit arises which can cause a series of symptoms.

Gluten in the ingredients?

None of the ingredients in BERTRAND contain naturally occurring gluten. However, cross-contamination with gluten frequently occurs in operations in which various grains are being processed. Oats are gluten-free by nature but are so strongly affected by this process that they are no longer an option for people with gluten intolerance. Though most people with gluten intolerance can include “clean” oats into their diets since the protein structure of the oat differs from those of wheat, rye, and spelt. In England, the US, and in Scandinavia (especially Finland), contamination-free oats have been used for a long time in gluten-free diets.

Gluten-free at BERTRAND

In order to guarantee gluten-free at BERTRAND, we have decided to only deploy sensitive raw goods from our suppliers that were certified by the AOECS and who subject themselves to periodic, independent inspections. The oat for our gluten-free oatmeal is grown in a special project by a partner from the Demeter alliance of producers in North Germany. This oat is free from impurities stemming from contact with gluten-containing grains. It remains pure in cultivation as well as in processing.

In addition, we have our products checked in regular cross-checks with the independent INTERTEK testing institute in Bremen. In this way, we can ensure the quality of your product through certified suppliers and a rigorous and open process in dealing with gluten-containing raw goods from storage to production. That is only one of the advantages of a modern quality management system. Are you interested in this topic? Then follow us on Facebook or Twitter and don’t miss out on any more QS entries.

Buy BERTRAND now

You might also like to visit our Youtube-Channel. There you’ll find more great recipe ideas with BERTRAND.
organiclemonpeelextract

Organic lemon peel extract

Organic lemon peel extract The lemon (Citrus limon) is full of vitamins and is known and appreciated as a vitamin C bomb. But it would not do justice to the yellow beauty to reduce it to its vitamins alone, because it has many other benefits, such as fiber, essential oils and secondary plant components. What is often unknown and unnoticed: the lemon peel is far more beneficial than lemon juice! Because the peel not only contains more aromatic substances, but also much more nutrients. Only organic lemons are suitable for the safely consuming the peel, because a large part of the conventional herbicides and pesticides are absorbed by the peel.

Read More »

5 tips for a successful exam period

February and March – two inconspicuous months for some, but for most students it is time for exams and exams. That means hours spent in the library, long hours sitting at the desk, little sleep and even less time for a sensible diet. Pizza and instant pasta are quickly made, but unfortunately do not provide the optimal nutrients to stay focused on your studies.The brain works unbelievably much during this time and must be supplied. 5 tips, how you box yourself well through this time Balanced nutrition Read More Balanced diet – A balanced diet is not only good for your physical performance, but also for your mind. Good fats

Read More »

From coast to coast

Travelling from coast to coast by scooter in the USA? Sounds like a strenuous undertaking. Different climate conditions, thousands of kilometers. But the friends Dejan Kovacevic and Patrick Oswald want to face this adventure and collect money for children with cancer. What does this have to do with us? Well, Patrick takes our products with him on the trip, which both of them only take with one backpack each and of course their scooter. On 27.2 they started in Frankfurt with a direct flight to Miami, on 25.3 they want to be in Los Angeles already. That is 27 days for about 5,000 kilometers. At the moment they are already

Read More »
0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop