Wegmans announced yesterday that in honor of Celiac Awareness Month the nationwide grocery store will celebrate the continuing effort towards new research, treatment, and development of gluten-free food products. Throughout the month of May the popular grocery store will host gluten-free product demos every Saturday, while also distributing information in their Summertime entertaining guide, listing which Wegmans products contain no gluten ingredients in an effort to educate customers (who are both gluten and GF eaters) what foods are safe for the Celiac community. Click to continue reading »
By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)
The prevalence of celiac disease is not evenly spread throughout the world. It is more prevalent in some populations than others. We know from previous research that North Indian, Pakistan and Bangladesh populations are some of those with higher numbers of celiac disease than average. This region consumes a lot of wheat (gluten) and much of the population carries the genes necessary for developing celiac disease. But exactly how high are these numbers?
There are many adults from North India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in the UK who are affected by celiac disease so an audit was conducted in an area of southern Derbyshire to find out just how common celiac disease is within this population.
Who is ready for Part Two of the Best of Gluten-Free Awards Winners?
Best Gluten-Free Multi/All-Purpose Baking Mix:
Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour
Best Gluten-Free Cereal:
Honey Nut Chex
Best Gluten-Free Hot Cereal:
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal
Best Gluten-Free Frozen Waffles:
Vans All Natural Frozen Waffles
Best Gluten-Free Crackers:
Blue Diamond Nut Thins
Best Gluten-Free Pretzels and Snacks:
Glutino Pretzel Twists
Best Gluten-Free Granola or Snack Bar:
Best Gluten-Free Soy Sauce:
San-J Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
Best Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs:
Best Gluten-Free Beer:
Anheuser Busch Redbridge Beer
Best Gluten-Free Hard Cider:
Woodchuck Amber Cider
Best Gluten-Free Menu:
P F Chang’s
Best Gluten-Free Pizza Restaurant:
UNO Chicago Grill
Best Gluten-Free Prepared or Microwave Meal:
Amy’s Kitchen Gluten-Free Meals
Best Gluten-Free Lunch Meat or Frozen Meat:
Best Gluten-Free Veggie Burger or Vegetarian Meat Option:
Best Gluten-Free Mail Order Bakery:
Best Gluten-Free Shopping:
Best Gluten-Free Cookbook:
The Gluten-Free Gourmet: Living Well Without Wheat by Bette Hagman
Best Gluten-Free Magazine:
Best Gluten-Free Blog: TIE!
Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef AND Gluten-Free on a Shoestring
Best Gluten-Free Online Product Discovery Resources:
To follow up on a previous post, the cosmetics industry is one that overlooks its effects on the gluten sensitive. As I mentioned before, not all Celiac’s have topical reactions to gluten, but for many, skin rashes are a painful reminder of their disease.
Recently a Missouri legislator has been advocating for a bill that would require manufacturers and wholesalers of ALL hygiene products (i.e. shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, etc.) to clearly state on their label whether or not they are gluten-free. This would be a huge step in the gluten-free awareness and labeling, as even food products do not have to advertise “gluten-free” (they do have to clearly list if they contain wheat in the ingredients, but a “gluten-free” stamp is not currently the required label). Click to continue reading »
One week remains to vote in the Triumph Dining Best of Gluten Free Awards. Lucky for you we’re sweetening the deal by adding two new prizes to the mix. People who complete the survey can also win a one of five sets of the Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guides. This is in addition to the Kindle Fires and sets of Triumph Dining European Baking Cards!
It is very important that we recognize the manufacturers of our favorite gluten-free products. This Click to continue reading »
Triumph Dining is very excited to announce that the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo is coming to Des Moines. We had such a wonderful time at their event in San Francisco earlier this year and we can’t wait for more gluten-free fun!
The Des Moines Gluten & Allergen Free Expo takes place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April from 9am until 4pm. The location for this event is the Palace Theater at Adventureland Park in Altoona, Iowa.
More than 100 fantastic gluten and allergen-free vendors, local and national, will be sampling Click to continue reading »
One of our Triumph Dining Staff Favorites has been recalled. Udi’s Healthy Foods of Denver, CO, is recalling its 12-ounce bags of “Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola” with UPC 6-98997-80615-8 and “Best By 041913 12265 1.”
The product may contain undeclared almonds. People who are allergic to almonds run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Recalled “Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola” products were distributed through retail stores in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington beginning on or about September 24, 2012.
The product comes in a 12-ounce, clear plastic bag marked with BEST BY 041913 12265 1 on back of the bag, underneath the Nutrition Facts panel. The recall is limited to products with “UPC 6-98997-80615-8″ and “Best By 041913 12265 1.” It does not extend to any other Udi’s products or lot codes.
Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
We look forward to continuing our long relationship with Udi’s and its products. Udi’s provides many options for the gluten-free community and we’re proud to be fans.
One heavily debated component Celiac’s are constantly forced to reckon with is the do or don’t of gluten-free cosmetics. Some Celiac’s are adamant about cutting out gluten for EVERYTHING in order to avoid painful skin rashes and outbreaks that can occur. For others, their autoimmune disease is just of their gut, with painful symptoms only manifesting themselves due to the food they’re ingesting.
Recently, I read an article explaining this discrepancy. As we all know, Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease. Therefore, there can be varying degrees of severity, and much like the flu, can have various strains. As such, some Celiac’s suffer from a strain labeled Click to continue reading »
A recent study found that 30% of American adults are tempted to try a gluten-free diet – the highest percentage since the consumer research firm, NDP Group, began following the trend in 2009. All healthy eating “habits” seem to go through cycles. From low-fat diets, to avoiding carbohydrates on Atkins, over 100 years of dieting has certainly seen the ebb and flow of what is deemed “healthful” eating. Interestingly enough, the health fad of today seems to be the gluten-free diet.
But, as I’ve mentioned on this blog before, is this trend in “losing weight” on a GF diet really about cutting out the gluten, or is it more about dumping the processed foods that are so often saturated or cross-contaminated with the dreaded protein?
It is no secret to Celiacs that going gluten-free is often about more than just swapping out wheat bread for gluten-free bread. Though it’s great there are some viable gluten-free products out there (especially when kids have to go without the flour), the reason many people are able to heal their Click to continue reading »