Palmyra, WI (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Diet trends tend to ebb and flow, some fading away as quickly as they start. However, recent studies indicate the gluten-free diet trend is still going strong. In 2013, nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults indicated they have reduced or eliminated gluten from their diet.* As a way to let health care professionals and patients know the extent of its gluten-free products in its product line, Standard Process Inc. is now including a gluten-free icon on its supplement labels.
“With 61 percent of our supplements being gluten-free, we wanted to make it easy to identify our gluten-free products,” said Ann Holden, vice president of quality control for Standard Process. “By placing the gluten-free icon on our product labels, health care professionals and patients who are concerned about gluten can now select our gluten-free products with confidence.”
Standard Process’ decision to add the icon was made in part due to the August 2013 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defining “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling. In order for the gluten-free term to be used on a label, a food must meet all the requirements of the definition, including that the food contains less than 20 parts per million of gluten.
Of the 184 products in the Standard Process product line, 113 products meet the FDA’s definition of gluten-free. The company tests all its products with the gluten-free designation each time they are manufactured to ensure gluten-free compliance. Standard Process began phasing in the icon on labels last month.
Standard Process plans to release more gluten-free product options as it grows its product line. To see a complete listing of gluten-free products from Standard Process, visit the Gluten Free and Vegetarian page at standardprocess.com.
About Standard Process Inc.
For 85 years, Standard Process has been dedicated to the field of nutritional supplements and the whole food philosophy introduced by its founder, Dr. Royal Lee. Standard Process, headquartered in Palmyra, Wis., offers more than 300 high-quality supplements with whole food ingredients through three product lines: Standard Process and Standard Process Veterinary Formulas supplements, and MediHerb herbal supplements. The products are available only through health care professionals.
To ensure its supplements are of the utmost quality, Standard Process grows the majority of its ingredients on company-owned, organically certified farmland. To retain vital nutrients within each ingredient, the company uses exclusive manufacturing processes and employs high quality control standards, including adhering to the Food and Drug Administration’s good manufacturing practice requirements.
In 2014, Standard Process launched Cultivate by Standard Process, a new business which provides corporate wellness offerings to other companies. Cultivate works to assess and then deliver scalable wellness solutions to impact individual employees and the overall company using onsite chiropractic as a central component of the program.
Standard Process has been named a Top Workplace in Southeastern Wisconsin multiple times and is a member of the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll. For additional information about Standard Process, visit standardprocess.com.