FODMAP food certification and Monash Low FODMAP app give-a-way!

It has been a slow process….but the low FODMAP diet continues to gain momentum and interest around the globe. I have received numerous inquires for low FODMAP diet information most recently from India and Norway!  It won’t be long, I imagine, that shopping for low FODMAP brandname foods will become much easier.  A big step in the right direction is Monash University’s newly launched food certification program.

Certified Stamp

The Monash University Low FODMAP certification program provides accreditation to food products that meet their low FODMAP and nutrient criteria.  All products will be analyzed for FODMAP content in the labs in the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University. If the product is healthy and low FODMAP then the logo above will appear on the package! How cool is that? And how much easier would shopping be for the low FODMAP shopper?!

US food companies can contact Monash University to learn how their healthy food items can be low FODMAP certified.  If you have a favorite brandname food that you feel is low FODMAP AND nutritious, encourage the company to get their food product tested by the Monash University researchers! As an added bonus, products tested and approved will be featured in the Monash University low FODMAP app!

To learn more about the Low FODMAP certification program, click here.

To celebrate the launch of the certification program, Monash University has provided me with 10 promo codes to download their app on iTunes for free! Want to win a free Monash University low FODMAP diet app download?  Well, okay! Simply share the name of one of your favorite tried and true low FODMAP brandname products and you will be entered to win The Monash University Low FODMAP diet app.  This free promo code is for iTunes only!  I will give out 5 promo codes here on my blog in the next week and will also give out 5 more on Twitter.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter too for a chance to win!

86 replies on “FODMAP food certification and Monash Low FODMAP app give-a-way!

  • Jordan

    One of my very favorite low FODMAP products is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats. It’s one of my go to breakfast staples, be it in oatmeal or homemade granola. I love it!

    • Jordan

      Also, Whole Foods Gluten Free Light White Sandwich Bread is great. The loaves are big and affordable. Plus they are dairy free so lactose isn’t an issue!

  • Terri

    I want this so bad!!! This would be so wonderful not only for my personal use, but for my professional use. I work with Dr. Chey at the University of Michigan Bowel Control Program and it would really be helpful to have at my fingertips while in clinic!! 🙂

  • Mary Sosinski

    I like Rao’s homemade sensitive formula marinara sauce. I also enjoy GoMacro peanut butter or peanut butter and chocolate chip protein bars.

    • Angie Scarlato

      I haven’t heard of the GoMacro Bars before… Do you need to buy online or can you find them in stores?

      • katescarlata

        Go Macro bars are sold online and some of their bars are at Whole Foods markets. Not all have low FODMAP ingredients–but a few varieties look good–peanut butter–works for most of my clients.

      • Mary Sosinski

        I found them at Wegman’s and Whole Foods. I recently bought them by the case (15) through Amazon.

  • Martha Souza

    I have the App. It is helpful, but wanted to send a shout out to great cookies by Tate’s. They make great ginger, chocolate chip and chocolate chocolate chip cookies. They don’t taste like the usual Gluten Free product.

    I know they are available at Roche Brothers grocery or online.

      • Ashley

        I second the Gratify pretzels! Delicious! And the Envirokidz Gorilla Munch and Envirokidz Panda Puffs! Another favorite snack is Lundberg brown rice cakes with Skippy or Jif natural peanut butter and Smuckers natural grape jelly. Yum!

  • Beth B

    I already have Monash’s great app, but a few in the hard-to-find category, thanks to Kate:

    Sarabeth’s Strawberry Rhubarb “Legendary Spreadable Fruit” (like jam);
    Savory Choice Chicken or Turkey Broth;
    Kind Maple Pumpkin Seeds bar (no other flavors last time I checked);

  • jenny

    I like Ronzoni gluten free penne pasta and spaghetti noodles. They are on the regular pasta aisle at my grocery store (not in the gluten- free section of the store) and are cheaper than most of the pastas in the gluten-free section. I serve these to guests all the time and they never know they are gluten-free!

  • Suzie

    Hello, I live in the UK, are there any fodmap branded foods available here, does anyone know? Thanks.

  • Juliane Baerwaldt

    here in Germany I like:
    – Schaer: Salinis (Pretzels)
    – Schaer: Pasta (as Spaghetti, Fusili and Penne)
    – Barilla: Pasta GF
    – Hammermuehle: “4 Helle Broetchen”
    – Frei von: Baguette
    – Erntesegen: “Hühnerbouillon” (an onion- and garlicfree broth)

    Best wishes

  • abbe

    Trader Joe’s rice crackers with Trader joes’ light brie cheese. The spouted ezikiel brieads work well for me as well, though they have “wheat”.

  • abbe

    Trader Joe’s rice crackers with TJ’s light brie cheese! Sprouted grains in Ezikiel breads work for me though they have wheat.

  • abbe

    Trader Joe’s Rice Crackers and TJ’s light brie cheese. Sprouted grains in Ezikiel breads work well for me even though they have “wheat”.

  • Gail

    Love Tate’s Gluten Free and low fodmap chocolate chip cookies! I also like Garden Lites gluten free, dairy free Chocolate Muffins! yummy 😉

    Kate, I am becoming desperate for a consult with an RD for fodmap diet guidance–I live in the Northern Virginia Region. Thanks, Gail

  • Rachel Hamilton

    Here’s some Irish recommendations: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies or Cornflakes (always a perfect snack!), The Soul Bakery Spelt Cob, Swedish Glace Vanilla Ice Cream! Fingers crossed I win the app!

  • Gail

    OH! Here’s a good bread is not only low fodmap, but nutritious! BERLIN NATURAL BAKERY Whole Grain Spelt Bread: Ingredients: Spelt flour (freshly stone ground ancient whole grain spelt flour), filtered water, honey, yeast, sea salt

  • Liz

    Greetings from Melbourne, Australia!

    Here, the wholemeal spelt, chia & sunflower seeds loaf made by Naturis Organics is fantastic.

  • Donna maguire

    When I need a sweet, but low fodmap snack I choose Lucy’s Gluten free chocolate chip cookies. I also enjoy a slice of toasted Udi’s white sandwich bread.

  • Helen Ames

    Go Go Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Mother Hen Raspberry Sorbet
    San Zenone Pasta
    Blue Diamond Roasted Almonds and Almond Breeze “Milk”

  • Rhiannon

    My favorite is the MACROVegan bar, Peanut butter flavor. I learned about it from your blog, Kate. It is the only “food bar” that I can eat — and it is terrific!
    Thank you!

  • Christina

    My fave is Kind Maple Pumpkin Seed Granola Bar. Being fresh off the sugar highway, this product satisfies my afternoon sugar cravings.

    • katescarlata

      The Kind Maple Pumpkin Seed Granola bars do have some honey…BUT they seem to be well tolerated by me and my clients–so I think that the quantity of honey is likely very little. Might be worth of try for some of you.

  • Carol Benjamin

    I like Tamari Gluetin Free Soy Sauce (reduced sodium). I also like Betty Crocker Gluetin Free Pancake & baking mix. Thank you for keeping us all informed and up-to-date. Carol

  • Fleure

    Kuranda Chia and Cacao health bar. A delicious low GI health bar. Gluten free, fructose friendly, wheat free, dairy free, lactose free, soy free, egg free, no added sugar, no artificial colours or preservatives, low carb.
    Ingredients: seasame seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, chia seeds,cacao nibs, puffed organic quinoa, pure maple syrup, organic rice syrup, tahini.
    its yum!

  • Laura

    Hi Kate,
    I’m so glad to find sometimes lactose-free cottage cheese by Lactaid.
    Since having a quick grab snack is difficult to find on low FODMAPs, today I’m going to attempt to make granola bars from almonds, maple syrup, brown sugar, gf oats, eggs, and sesame seeds

  • LA Rosen

    (Note to listings above: honey is high FODMAP, some people can tolerate a small amount used in bread, but that would not qualify as a low FODMAP product.)

    I like (may be a local company, but available from our Whole Foods)
    My Bread (company name) Flatbread/Pita (one of the best I’ve had)

    Le Pain des fleurs organic Quinoa Crispbread (made in France, imported to US)

    Suzie’s thin rice crackers (only brown rice, others have grain blends and corn)

    Manischewitz gluten free Crackers (usually only available in spring at Passover — wish it was more available year round. a great table cracker)

    However, too many brown rice flour products can be troublesome — not sure of the FODMAP ruling on the brown rice flour vs brown rice (red light). I’d like the droid version of the app — if that’s ever up for contention. Don’t have a smart phone, but my husband does and he follows the diet more religiously as he’s far sicker than I. Having the app on his phone would make him feel more comfortable going grocery shopping. Right now, he’s got a limited list of clearly low FODMAP foods he knows he’s safe buying.

    A labeling/certification system is much needed! I saw there were products in Australia and Singapore with a different certification label that said “Tummy Friendly” with a logo. I don’t know who the certifying agency was for that, but that sounds like a better marketing name for safe products than “low FODMAP” — a diet name that is cumbersome and off-putting. Now’s the time to rename it to help it blossom, as it should. Never let researchers or academicians handle marketing decisions (I learned after years of working at universities and museums). Let pr and marketing people refine the name to something more user friendly. Calling it low FODMAP may help gaining credibility with the medical community, but this diet seems to be reaching the end user first and the practitioners are playing catch up.

    Your site, Kate, is the primary place I direct people for an overview of the diet and for useful, printable information like the diet overview, shopping lists, recipes, and practical information on other credible resources. Thank you for doing this, I know it is very time consuming to guide us along.

  • Julie

    I read about this on the Monash blog, and I think it is so cool! But, then I wondered if many U.S. food companies will actually do it. Do you think the low fodmap diet has reached a tipping point yet in the U.S. where companies will start giving it as much attention as the gluten-free movement? If not, what is your sense of the “popularity” of the low-fodmap diet in this country? I’m just wishing we would catch up to Australia and other parts of the world!

    • katescarlata

      Julie, the popularity of the low FODMAP diet is slowly coming. There is interest but it’s been a slow process. I agree, I wish we would catch up to Australia!!

  • Brittany Kruser

    I am über new to the low FODMAP lifestyle as I just finished the testing, but Udi’s bread and liveGfree gluten free pretzels from ALDI are my absolute favorite low FODMAP items. They were real lifesavers while doing the elimination part of the testing.

  • Rebecca H.

    Udi’s white bread, Glutino gluten free pretzels, Skippy Natural peanut butter.

    Thank you Kate so much for your site and insight. I am new to the low FODMAP diet and you have saved me from being completely overwhelmed.

  • Caitlyn

    Savory Choice LF chicken broth! It’s been a lifesaver – I put together a LF soup every other Sunday and it gets me my LF lunch every day at work!!

  • Gin

    Love Quaker lightly salted rice cakes. You can put a thin layer of peanut butter on them for a snack or light lunch.

  • Gin

    Love Quaker lightly salted gluten free rice cakes. You can eat with a thin layer of peanut butter for a snack.

  • Thea

    Hi Kate, I would love to win the MONASH Low FODMAP Diet App! Here in Australia, we love our Weet-Bix breakfast cereal and Sanitarium have launched a gluten-free version. It’s made of wholegrain sorghum, golden syrup, & salt, which I think would make it low FODMAP. It tastes great too!

  • Isabel

    Haagen Daz raspberry sorbet is my favorite! I would really love to win the app. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  • Daphne Carter

    Pillsbury has a “Simply” no high fructose sugar (Brown sugar oatmeal cookie) out and Heniz Ketchup has a Simply no High Fructose sugar brand.

    • Gail

      Low fodmap snack: Spinach and Kale corn chips by Better Chips.

      Thanks for everyone’s contributions and recommendations! I tried the KIND maple and pumpkin seed bar and it was delicious! Thanks! Gail

  • Miller

    I don’t know if this has been commented on yet here, but recently Trader Joe’s has done away with Udi’s white bread and subbed it for their own new “Trader Joe’s Gluten Free White Sandwich Bread”.
    Does anyone know if this is certified Low FODMAP? It’s delicious, but I realize I haven’t been feeling quite right since I started implementing this bread and wondered if it was the culprit. Thanks for your time and attention!

  • Cameron

    This is probably too old to be active….but I have to try! I just started on the diet and am having a hard time finding foods that I can eat that also meet my food allergy requirements.

    I love Envirokids Peanut Butter Panda Puffs right now, and any turkey lunch meat that is minimally processed!

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