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Need a gluten-free tamari sauce? Try San-J

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San-J representatives recently visited Indianapolis to tout their gluten-free products, ranging from salad dressing to soy sauce.

"All San-J gluten free products are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization," explains a recipe booklet from the company. "We understand the sensitive nature that exists for those who suffer from gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Not only do we test each batch of our gluten-free products for the presence of gluten, but samples are periodically sent to an outside laboratory as means of confirming the reliability of our tests. The FDA regulation sets a threshold for gluten of less than 20 parts per million in foods that are labeled 'gluten-free', 'no gluten', 'free of gluten', and 'without gluten.' San-J follows the Gluten Free Certification Organization's strict guidelines of less than 10ppm. All San-J Tamari Soy Sauces are tested at less than 5ppm."

The FDA guidelines may be found here.

The recipe booklet explains that San-J was founded in 1804 and is run by Takashi Sato, an eighth-generation member of the founding family.

"San-J Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce is made with 100 percent soy and no wheat," the booklet reads. "It is naturally brewed for up to six months with no artificial preservatives or additives. It is certified gluten-free, kosher, vegan and Non-GMO Project verified. Organic and reduced sodium varieties are also available."

According to the company's web site, products include several varieties of soy sauce, a line of Asian cooking sauces (my favorite is the Thai Peanut), a line of salad dressings, a line of rice crackers, wakame and miso.

The Asian Cooking Sauces include Thai Peanut Sauce, Szechuan Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Sweet & Tangy Sauce, Asian BBQ Sauce, Orange Sauce and Mongolian Sauce. Recipes are featured on each flavor's page.

The salad dressings are Tamari Sesame Seed, Tamari Peanut and Tamari Ginger.

You can order San-J's products online or like them on Facebook. You can also find San-J products at Kroger, Marsh, Meijer, Shop 'n Save, SuperSaver and Whole Foods Market.

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