Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some food allergies can cause severe reactions and may even be life-threatening. The Top 8 most common allergens are milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. These foods account for about 90% of all food allergies in the United States and must be declared on any processed food according to the USA food allergen labeling act (FALCPA)1. Additionally, labeling of the Top 8 is mandatory according to EU, Canadian, Japanese and Australian / New Zealand regulations. Allergic consumers may accidentally encounter these foods as several of the Top 8 allergens are often used in processed products and can be "hidden". FALCPA’s labeling requirements do not apply to the potential or unintentional presence of major food allergens in foods resulting

We hear the term "non-GMO" on a daily basis, but do we really know what it means to be GMO-free? Or even what a GMO is? GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms. This refers to plants, animals, bacteria, or viruses that have had their DNA, or genetic code, modified through artificial means. This is not the same as selective breeding in plants or animals, and does not produce the same kind of results. The process of inserting a new genetic sequence is inherently difficult to control and outcomes may manifest in unexpected ways. It used to be thought that one gene would code for one protein, however there are many more types of proteins than there are genes, so this simplistic idea isn’t true. Determining which genes are activated, so to speak, and are allowed to produce their proteins and carry out their

At DeeBee’s Organics we are very proud to say that our products contain no artificial anything - this means no artificial sweeteners, colours, or dyes. We read labels, and we believe a label shouldn't take longer to digest than your food. Ingredients shouldn't be impossible to pronounce and they shouldn't be questionable - they should be real, and they should be healthy. Fortunately, all food additives are required to obtain the FDA approval of “GRAS” (Generally Recognised As Safe) which requires: Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use,

Today, the gluten-free craze is bigger than ever, reaching seemingly fad-like proportions. Some folks are gluten-free out of necessity; exposure to gluten with Celiac would be detrimental to their health. Others still are gluten-free by choice, deciding that it would be best for their individual wellness to avoid it. So what is gluten, and why does it affect certain people so much? Here's the 101: Gluten is a protein. It exists in grains like barley, rye, oats, and most commonly in wheat. It acts like a glue in many different foods. In bread, it helps to give the dough elasticity and to build a structure so the dough can rise. It also provides a chewy texture. While most people can tolerate gluten, those with a gluten allergy or Celiac have adverse reactions. Celiac disease is actually an autoimmune disease, meaning the immune systems that