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Pizza Hut’s New Gluten Free Pizza

Hum… not too sure how I feel about this. But Pizza Hut just partnered with Udi’s and been certified by the GIG to now offering two “certified gluten free pizzas” – one cheese and one pepperoni and cheese. (All other toppings are not certified – so if you’re Celiac, they’re off the table. Or… off the pizza. […]

Did NBC Fold Under Celiac Backlash?

Our Super Bowl party was super fun but as a host I didn’t get to watch all the commercials. Did NBC react to Celiac outrage and pull all gluten references? I do know that the NASCAR commercial after the (super tense, last-minute-changing) Super Bowl ended did not have the gluten reference in it! Did it only […]

NASCAR and NBC: A Celiac Dis? Or a Gluten Joke?

Have you seen the NASCAR “Gut Check” ad that’s slated to run this SuperBowl Sunday? Everyone’s all aflutter about how NASCAR and NBC are dissing people who avoid gluten.  But are they really dissing or making fun of us? Or are they – hello?! – just making a joke. Because to a certain extent, I get the whole “Gluten […]

Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, Here We Come!

Gluten Free goodness awaits all GF New Englanders this weekend. Why? Because it’s the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo in Springfield, MA! And that means lots of gluten free samples, new products and like-minded folks all under one great big happy gluten-free roof. Free safe gluten free goodies?? As our 10-year-old says, “Awwwwww, yea, baby…!!! I […]

What Do New FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Laws Mean?

It’s finally here! The day for which we, the “let’s be gluten-free” people, have been waiting: the FDA has finally laid down the law for gluten-free labeling. So what does that mean for us? One one hand, we can breathe a little easier: the law has been passed. On the other, our struggles are just […]

FDA Announces Gluten Free Labeling Requirements

Breaking news directly from the U.S. FDA: FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labeling New rule provides standard definition to protect the health of Americans with celiac disease The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling.  This will provide a uniform standard definition to help […]

-Recall Alert- Batch of Applegate GF Nuggets Contain Wheat

The FDA just put out a press release that a batch of Applegate Farm’s Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets, made on Sept 19, 2012, actually contain wheat and are therefore not safe for a GF diet. They report that consumer who was familiar with the nuggets noted a color difference and contacted the manufacturer. Upon investigation, it […]

Autism Linked to Immune Disorders – Including Celiac

A friend just emailed me a link to an article in the Sunday Times about Autism being caused by immune disorders such as Celiac Disease. It states that at least one-third of Autism (and “very likely more”) is caused by inflammatory diseases that start while in the mother’s womb. The more active a mother’s immune […]

FDA knows that 20 PPM isn’t enough

I was just doing a little “fun light reading” (lol) on the latest gluten articles on the FDA website and saw this lovely tidbit. Question 11 in the Q  ‘n’ A about the proposed gluten guidelines reads: 11. What were the findings of the safety assessment? Based on the data and other variables included in […]

Proposed “Gluten-Free” Guidelines: Tell the FDA What YOU Think

This is it, gluten-free people! This is not a drill. The day has arrived for our formerly mute gluten-free selves to speak up and be heard by the Food and Drug Administration about what WE think the label “gluten-free” should mean. Yesterday (Aug 2, 2011) there was supposed to be a big announcement by the […]