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incorporate design elements to
deliver a clean-room environment
separate from the remainder of the
facility," Ms. Reiser said. "Access is
limited to specially trained associates. The clean room will also be the
home of the company's Simply Safe
micro-reduction capability, which
delivers a validated 5-log reduction
on relevant pathogens, which is critical for gluten-free applications that
do not utilize a kill-step."
Bay State Milling is one of
Younger gluten-free consumers also
show interest in organic and non-G.M.O.
ounger adults who show an interest in gluten-free food also may value other food
production practices, including organic, non-G.M.O. and locally grown, according to a
study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The study, which was
published online June 18 in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, measured
gluten-free importance among 1,819 people from the ages 25 to 36.
The study found about 13% valued gluten-free
food. Valuing gluten-free food was assessed through
the question: "How important is it to you that your
food is gluten-free?" People then had four response
options: not at all, a little, somewhat and very important.
People responding somewhat and very important were
categorized as valuing gluten-free food, whereas those
responding not at all and a little were categorized as not
valuing gluten-free food.
"We found that choosing gluten-free food was most
related to valuing food production practices like organic,
not processed, non-G.M.O. and locally grown," said Mary
Christoph, Ph.D., lead author and a postdoctoral fellow in
the School of Public Health. "It was also related to healthy
behaviors such as eating breakfast daily and meeting
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physical activity guidelines. Additionally, finding value in
gluten-free food was related to having a weight goal, and both healthy and, unfortunately,
less healthy weight control behaviors."
Using diet pills to control weight was given as an example of an unhealthy behavior.
Using the Nutrition Facts Label was given as another example of healthy behavior associated with gluten-free value.
Data for the study were collected from the university's Project EAT, a longitudinal
study looking at nutrition, physical activity and weight-related factors in adolescents and
"If there is a need for eating gluten-free, then it is important to avoid foods with
gluten," said Dianne Neumark Sztainer, Ph.D., a professor of the School of Public Health and
principal investigator for Project EAT. "Otherwise, a dietary pattern that includes a variety
of foods, with a large emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains, is recommended for
Support for the study came from The National Institutes of Health's National Heart,
Lung, and Blood Institute; the N.I.H.'s National Cancer Institute; and the Health Resources
and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. FBN
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