Gluten-Free Testing

Bard’s Sorghum Malt Beer is Truly Gluten-Free™ and We’re Happy to Prove it.

Since Bard’s controls the process from planting of the first seed through malting, brewing and canning, we are confident our beer is Truly Gluten-Free™. And, to give you peace of mind, each batch of Bard’s is tested by an independent lab using the latest testing methodology for gluten content.

Can Best By Date

Test ResultsBLQ: Below the Limit of Quantitation, or below 10 ppm








Best By Date

ResultsBelow the Limit of Quantitation, or below 10 ppm

Gluten Free

01/31/2020 BLQ
02/28/2020 BLQ
03/06/2020 BLQ

Gluten-Free Test Result FAQs

What is BLQ?

BLQ stands for “Below the Limit of Quantitation.” In other words, not enough for the equipment to detect. The test can detect as small an amount as 10 parts per million (ppm) gluten. Anything below this level is considered BLQ. 

What is the test, and where is it conducted?

The Food Allergen Residue test is conducted at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The test is the R-Biopharm RIDASCREEN® FAST Gliadin, which is equally cross-reactive with gluten for wheat, barley, rye and oats.

What is the limit to be considered “gluten-free”?

In the United States, Canada and the EU, a food or beverage must be below 20 ppm gluten to be labeled as gluten-free.