Living Well In Yalobusha County
By Pamela Redwine
The Crochet Group will meet on Thursday, August 15 at 10 a.m. This group is free and open to the public. You do not have to know how to crochet to attend. Please bring with you yarn and a crochet hook.
The FCS 4-H Clubs (Older Club and Clover Buds Club) will meet on Thursday, August 15 at 4 p.m. This meeting is open to all youth ages 5-18. Please call to let us know your child will be attending at 675-2730.
The United Y.C. MHV Club will meet on Tuesday, August 20 at 9 a.m. for their business meeting. At 10 a.m. they will begin sewing tote bags for the Blair Batson Children’s Hospital. Members will need to bring a yard of fabric and thread or two pillow cases, thread and 80 inches of 1 inch or 1 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon to help with this project.
The Extension Service will be offering a Cake Decorating Class Series on September 3, 5, 10 and 12 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. each night. The cost of the class is $30, which will cover most of the tools and supplies you will need for the class.
You will be asked to bring your own homemade icing to several classes and a cake to the last class to decorate. Payment should be made to be registered for the class. The last day to register is August 26, or when class is full. Class is limited to 10 participants.
Gluten-Free Claims on Food Packages Will Help Establish Uniformity in Labeling
In what will surely be good news to people with celiac disease and other problems related to gluten intolerance, the FDA has just issued a final rule for defining foods as “gluten-free.”
The rule states that companies can label their products gluten-free if they contain less than 20 ppm (parts per million) gluten. This, says FDA, is the lowest level that can be consistently detected in foods using valid scientific analytical tools. Also, most people with celiac disease can tolerate foods with very small amounts of gluten. This level is consistent with those set by other countries and international bodies that set food safety standards.
This article is an excerpt from Good News: FDA issues rules for a gluten-free claim on food packages published by Food Politics on August 6, 2013.