two types of
Certification labels for non-gluten rice flour
“Non-gluten” certification provides higher consumer safety through a stricter standard than “gluten-free” certification.
The standard for gluten content is stricter
than it is for
The standard for gluten content is stricter for “non-gluten” products than it is for “gluten-free” products.
In Europe and the United States, “gluten-free” is defined as a gluten content of less than 20 ppm.
In Japan, on the other hand, “non-gluten” rice flour is defined by an unprecedentedly strict standard as rice flour with a gluten content of no greater than 1 ppm. There are currently two certification systems covering non-gluten rice flour in Japan: a third-party system for non-gluten rice flour, and the JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standards) production process management system for non-gluten rice flour manufacture.
Certification labels from these two systems provide consumers with strong peace of mind.
How does certification labelling for non-gluten rice flour work?
Let’s become familiar with the
two types of certification labels for non-gluten rice flour.
The gluten-free market is driven by the needs of consumers who are allergic to gluten (a protein contained in wheat and some other grains) or who have celiac disease or gluten hypersensitivity.
Rice itself originally contains no gluten. The system certifies rice flour and its manufacturers; the rice flour is required to be produced with strict management of the production process to prevent gluten contamination, resulting in rice flour with a gluten content of no greater than 1 ppm.
Two types of certification label for non-gluten rice flour
Certification label for non-gluten rice flour
This label indicates that a test sample of this product has been confirmed to contain no greater than 1 ppm of gluten, and is thus certified as a non-gluten product.
Certified non-gluten rice flour products are permitted to have this label displayed on the product packaging.
The Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS) label
This label indicates that the manufacturer has been confirmed to strictly manage the production process to keep the gluten content in the product to within 1 ppm, and is thus certified.
The certification is given to rice flour manufacturers. Certified manufacturers can show off their high ability to manage the production process.
[JAS 0014] Production process management for non-gluten rice flour (PDF:184KB) (Published on November 5, 2021 FAMIC )