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November 23, 1935

Committee on Foods

JAMA. 1935;105(21):1684-1685. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760470038013

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Abstract

NOT ACCEPTABLE 

  • LOEB'S GENUINE GLUTEN BREAD (FRESH)

  • LOEB'S GENUINE GLUTEN BREAD SLICED AND TOASTED

Manufacturer.—  Loeb Dietetic Food Company, New York.

Description.—  (a) Gluten bread prepared from gluten flour, water, shortening, yeast and salt. The gluten flour contains on a water-free basis not less than 7.1 per cent nitrogen, not more than 56 per cent nitrogen-free extract (protein factor 5.7) and not more than 44 per cent starch as determined by the diastase method. (b) Toasted slices of the gluten bread.

Claims of Manufacturer.—  The package labels bear the claims "For Use in Restricted Diet under Directions of a Physician.... Two slices of Loeb's Genuine Gluten Bread contain less carbohydrates than a single slice of ordinary white bread." A booklet "Diabetes and the Restricted Diet" states that "this booklet [contains] a list of delicious recipes, all of which marked with an asterisk are suitable for the reducing diet.

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