Snyder’s of Hanover must have heard an earful from the gluten-free community regarding the certification of new gluten-free pretzels. Read the post. Here is the response I got from a letter I wrote. I must say I am still hesitant to allow my gluten-free kid (GFK) to eat these given the attitude these guys had prior. What do you think? Is this letter satisfactory? Will you purchase these pretzels?
Snyder’s of Hanover is pleased to announce that our new Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks have been tested by Silliker Labs, an international leader in food safety and quality testing and have surpassed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed guideline for gluten free claims of <20 parts per million per serving. Though the FDA has not given final guidance on this issue, Snyder’s of Hanover has adopted the <20 ppm as our standard for making a gluten free claim.
According to Silliker Labs, our gluten free pretzels actually tested at <5 parts per million per serving on multiple tests conducted during the product development stage. We will continue to test our product through this respected laboratory to ensure we maintain this level of compliance.
Snyder’s of Hanover has been in business for over 100 years. We are a third generation, family owned and operated company that values the integrity and quality of our products above all else. You can rest assured that our new Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks have been thoroughly tested and are in full compliance to insure the safety of consumers in the gluten free community.
President and CEO
Snyder’s of Hanover