For the last several years we have been discussing in the celiac community fermented and hydrolyzed products that claim “gluten removed”, but how do we know that they’re safe since there is no reliable test for them? New research from the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) and the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center looks at this question in “The Celiac Patient Antibody Response to Conventional and Gluten-Removed Beer”, which was recently published in the Journal of AOAC International. Studying gluten removed, fermented and hydrolyzed products “The goal of this study was to determine if the antibodies of active celiac patients might present an alternative way to detect residual gluten peptides in fermented or hydrolyzed foods, since current test methods are unreliable, ” Laura Allred of GIG told me in an email response. In other words, the research team looked blood samples to see whether the antibodies of people with celiac reacted to fermented and hydrolyzed products that claim “gluten removed”. The most popular and divisive fermented and hydrolyzed product in the gluten-free community is gluten-removed beer. Because there is no reliable gluten test for these products, the community can only rely on the information the manufacturer provides and trying it on their own (which really isn’t […]

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You know gluten free is really becoming mainstream when Target says it wants to rework its grocery sector to include more GF items. What does the future hold? Read on….

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Most of us have probably experienced one or two weird, ironic, or even just frustrating moments where you realize not everyone “gets” the gluten-free diet. See these crazy examples of gluten-free errors, and then read the tips for gluten free consumers to eat safely.

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Headlines over the weekend about gluten free diet risks caught my attention. There are concerns we GF eaters need to consider. Today’s article looks at those concerns and empowers our gluten-free community with solutions.

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New products are always coming out. If you are looking for some guidance on new-for-you products, you can check out our family’s list of gluten free favorites.

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The day is here! The FDA’s new gluten free labeling rule is in effect. Check out these great resources to get you even more in-the-know about how the labeling will affect you.

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NEW compliance guide issued by the FDA today will get manufacturers up to speed on gluten free labels and how to use them as we near the August 5th deadline. It is also a quick and easy read for consumers! Plus, find out how you can give feedback.

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Many Americans think a gluten free diet is healthy for all, but is it? Ideas on what you can do to make your gluten free diet healthier. Plus, why some people think its a good diet option, but they still aren’t buying gluten-free products.

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What is the future of gluten free food production? And a interesting centuries-old discovery about celiac! These are stories we are talking about!

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What happens when you stick a bunch of GF experts in a room to talk gluten-free products? Everyone learns a little something!

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