Disney Pulls Gluten-Free Bullying Episode

jessie-tv-seriesThe Disney Channel have pulled an episode of the show “Jessie” off the air after receiving lots of feedback from an unhappy gluten-free community.

The episode, called “Quitting Cold Koala,” featured a boy named Stuart who must follow a gluten-free diet. Why he is on the diet is not mentioned. A variety of jokes are made at this boy about his need for gluten-free food, including the main character of the show pointing out that Stuart has a list of dietary requirements which is five-pages long.

At one point in the episode, another child is shown throwing pancakes at Stuart whilst he screams “gluten!” and wipes them away from his face. Click to continue reading »

Wegmans’ Pizza Shop Tries Out Celiac-Friendly Crust

Wegmans is a grocery store that has long offered a generous variety of gluten-free options. From their own brownie and cake mixes, to labeled prepared food items, all the way down their Gluten-Free aisle, it is a Celiacs paradise, filled with gluten-free products you never even knew you were missing.

Continuing their crusade towards gluten-free substitutes for all, Wegmans has found their way into the heart of all gluten-free pizza lovers with their new Pizza Shop. The pilot program that has been set in 42 stores across 6 states will bake gluten-free pizza (Pepperoni, Mushroom Florentine, or Margherita) for customers in their Market Café. The pizzas are pre-packaged in a dedicated gluten-free facility, arriving at Wegmans frozen, in order to cut out cross-contamination risk.

Currently the pilot program is taking place in many east coast stores, including Wegmans’ in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The pizzas are available for purchase baked at the Market Café, or can be purchased for home-use in the gluten-free freezer aisle.

What do you think? Would you buy GF pizza at Wegmans?

Sad Day

Here at Triumph Dining we view the gluten-free community as one large, extended family. That being our mindset, we are sad to let you know that our matriarch lost her battle to cancer on Mother’s Day. She was a valiant warrior in the battle that ultimately took her from us far too early; everyone she touched is better for having known her. Her son and granddaughter are intimately involved in every aspect of Triumph Dining and supporting people with Celiac Disease around the world.
The past several months have been hard on the Triumph Dining Family and we don’t expect to get over her loss, just to get used to it.

Wegmans Supports Celiac Awareness Month all May

WLOGOLOCKUPBLKWegmans 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 »

High Prevalence of Celiac Disease in North Indian Population

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.

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2013 Best of Gluten-Free Winners: Part 2

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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:

Kind Bars

 

Best Gluten-Free Soy Sauce:

San-J Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce

 

Best Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs:

Glutino

 

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:

Boar’s Head

 

Best Gluten-Free Veggie Burger or Vegetarian Meat Option:

Amy’s Kitchen

 

Best Gluten-Free Mail Order Bakery:

Katz Gluten-Free

 

Best Gluten-Free Shopping:

Whole Foods

 

Best Gluten-Free Cookbook:

The Gluten-Free Gourmet: Living Well Without Wheat by Bette Hagman

 

Best Gluten-Free Magazine:

Living Without

 

Best Gluten-Free Blog: TIE!

Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef  AND  Gluten-Free on a Shoestring

 

Best Gluten-Free Online Product Discovery Resources:

www.glutenfreessaver.com

Getting Political About Gluten-Free

visalus-gluten-freeTo 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 »

More Prizes Available for Best of Gluten Free Awards Voters

Gluten-Free Baking Guides

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 »

Gluten & Allergen Free Expo – Des Moines, IA

Gluten & Allergen Free Expo Des MoinesTriumph 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 »

Udi’s Granola Recall

Udi's Granola Recall

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.