Frequently Asked Questions 2016-11-29T05:18:44+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

About IBS & FODMAPs

No, there is a re-introduction phase when you will determine which higher FODMAP foods can be tolerated by your body. Please discuss re-introduction with your dietitian.

Yes, but safe serving sizes vary for every food. Since the Low FODMAP diet is quantity based, please check the serving sizes on each package. Note: One serving of the product can assist with following the Monash University Low FODMAP diet™. A strict low FODMAP diet should not be commenced without supervision from a healthcare professional.

There are 5 types of FODMAPs that exist in the food we eat. They are: fructose, lactose, fructans, galacto-oligosaccharides and sugar alcohols. Food can contain one or more types of FODMAPs. FODMAPs are found in many foods: from various fruit and vegetables, to milk and wheat. It can be confusing to identify these foods and you may find many different contradicting opinions and lists out there. See FODY’s High and Low FODMAP Food Charts in the Resource Centre at www.fodyfoods.com/resources.

According to Monash University, FODMAPs are a group of dietary sugars that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. FODMAPs can trigger digestive issues including gas, bloating, distension, abdominal discomfort, pain, diarrhea and/or constipation by some people, especially those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). FODMAP stands for: Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides And Polyols.

The low FODMAP diet is an evidence-based approach to decrease symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

First and foremost, please see your doctor for a definite diagnosis of IBS.  It is very important to rule out other serious conditions that may mock IBS. If you have IBS and need guidance, please seek out the help of a registered dietitian.

FODY Products

FODY Salsa and FODY BBQ Sauce contain NO onion or garlic PIECES. The natural flavors in the Salsa contain a very minute amount of garlic and onion extracts, similar to those found in a garlic/onion infused olive oil (completely Low FODMAP). The natural flavors in the BBQ Sauce contain a very minute amount of garlic extract. Both products are certified Low FODMAP by Monash University, and are completely safe to eat!

The FODY bars are all gluten and lactose free, the “may contain” is there just because of the factory they are made in BUT there is a very intense clean down and testing done to ensure they are completely gluten and lactose free!

Onion and garlic both contain fructans (oligosaccharides), making them high in FODMAPs. The fructans in onion and garlic are water-soluble, and would therefore leech out into a water-based substance such as a soup broth. Since water and oil don’t mix, these fructans in onion and garlic will not leech out in oil. Therefore, it’s safe to infuse the essence of onion and garlic in oil, and enjoy the flavour with none of the symptoms.

We do not send out samples of FODY products, but we know that you will absolutely love our delicious low FODMAP foods!

Yes, all FODY products have been tested and certified low FODMAP in Australia by Monash University.

Not all of our products are certified organic, however some, such as our Trail Mixes are USDA Organic Certified.

Currently, FODY Trail Mixes and FODY Bars are certified kosher. Additional kosher products will be available Spring 2017.

Yes. All FODY products are lactose-free.

Yes. Food products don’t necessarily have to be gluten-free in order to be low FODMAP, but all FODY items are both low FODMAP and gluten-free.

All FODY products have been tested and certified low FODMAP in Australia by Monash University.

Purchasing & Shipping

Please email us at info@fodyfoods.com or call us at 1-844-FODMAPS to inquire about a credit or exchange within 48 hours of receiving your order. We will be happy to address your concerns.

For all wholesale inquiries, please email us at info@fodyfoods.com.

After you make a FODY purchase, your tracking number will be sent to you in your confirmation email. You can track your order using this number on the carrier’s website.

Currently, we only ship to the USA and Canada, but we are in the process of establishing fulfillment centers in the UK, as well as other regions to provide the lowest possible shipment costs for all our customers, as well as quick delivery. Please check back soon!

FODY products are currently available online and at selected Wegmans Stores in the USA. Products will soon be available in more stores worldwide so our customers can get FODY products even faster!

Resources

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Check out FODY low FODMAP recipes on our very own blog at www.fodyfoods.com/blog. Also, check out the FODY resources page for some of our other favorite low FODMAP recipes at www.fodyfoods.com/resources.