[Update Oct. 19th 2016: According to the website Gluten-Free Watch Dog the tests run by General Mills show all the lots of Yellow Box Cheerios are testing below 15 ppm GF Cheerios, which is under the 20 ppm required by the FDA. Check the result clicking here.]
General Mills is using testing and production methods for GF Cheerios that aren’t the safest.
GM is using physical methods to clean their oats and this simply isn’t the best way to do it. A better approach would be to use oats that are grown without cross contamination in the field and shipped separately.
Furthermore, the way they are testing their production isn’t the most appropriate either. They base their results on an average of 20 ppm of gluten in the GF Cheerios, this means there are lots of boxes with less than that, but there are also some boxes with a higher amount of gluten which is causing celiac people to get sick.
To ask GM and the FDA to improve these methods, Debi Smith from Cincinnati, OH, has created a petition in Change.org for them to improve all of the procedures above so that GF Cheerios can be safe for all those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
Click the link below and sign to petition if you like Cheerios and would like them to be totally safe for you to consume.