Chick-fil-A has announced the availability of a gluten-free bun. The gluten-free bun is individually packaged and certified free of gluten. Diners will assemble their own sandwiches to reduce the risk of cross contamination. Chick-fil-A gluten-free buns are made with ingredients such as quinoa, amaranth, molasses and raisins. The bun has 150 calories and costs an additional $1.15. For more information on the new gluten-free bun or other gluten-free options at Chick-fil-A, please visit their website.
Starbucks now offers a gluten-free breakfast sandwich containing bacon, egg and cheddar cheese on a gluten-free roll. This product comes individually wrapped to prevent cross contamination. For more information about this, visit their website. A member also spotted individual sized packages of Goodie Girl Mint Slims cookies at her local Starbucks.
Some Subway sandwich shops now offer GF rolls. Some people have reported great satisfaction with the way their local store handles gluten-free orders. Due to the high risk of cross contact in a Subway restaurant, we recommend caution when dining there.
Futaba Sesame Hijiki Rice Seasoning
JFC International has recalled the Futaba Sesame Hijiki Rice Seasoning due to undeclared allergens including wheat. Click here for details of the FDA recall.
GoMacro and Thrive Bars
GoMacro has recalled a limited number of GoMacro and Thrive bars due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Click here to read about the FDA recall.
Trader Joe’s Grainless Granola
Trader Joe’s Grainless Granola has been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Click here to read about the recall.
Mama Mary’s GF Pizza Crusts
Gluten-Free Watchdog is investigating whether certain Mama Mary’s GF pizza crusts are incorrectly labeled or actually do contain wheat. This alert applies ONLY to those products labeled gluten-free that list wheat flour as the first ingredient. If your crusts contain gluten-free ingredients then this alert does not apply. Hopefully this is just a packaging error and the crusts are gluten-free. Follow GF Watchdog for updates.
Visit the event calendar on our website to see what events are happening in your part of the country. Know about an event that we don’t have on the calendar? Please let us know so we can share it with others!
If you are in the New England area, visit the NCA booth at the Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on July 22 and 23.
Recipe of the Month
Have served this for breakfast with cinnamon toast, as well as dinner with grilled steak or chicken breasts. Wonderful summer treat.
Click here to get the recipe.
Celiac Disease and GF in the News
- Read the latest issue of Impact from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center featuring the headline article Celiac Disease and Oral Health: What Dentists Need to Know.
- A German study found that infants who have repeated stomach infections may have an increased risk for celiac disease or gluten intolerance as they get older. Read about it here.
- Science Magazine published this article investigating the rise in celiac disease.
- A recent article in the New York Times questions Who Really Needs to be Gluten-Free?
- The American Gastrointestinal Association has a blog article answering the question Do More People Have Celiac Disease in the North vs the South?
Several articles from the latest issue of Gluten-Free Living may be of interest:
- Research Roundup: Celiac Disease Triggers
- Celiac Caregivers Face Emotional Burden
- Non-Responsive Celiac Disease
- Traveling to Paris? Here is a Gluten-Free Guide to Glutinous Paris
- Here is an article titled The Gluten-Free Diet is More than a Fad
- Researchers investigated the possibility of brewing gluten-free beer using Witkop teff grains
- The Washington Post’s article titled Want a verdict on gluten-free diets? You won’t find it in a study looks at all the reasons people may follow a GF diet
- There is a debate in the UK regarding whether or not GF food should continue to be available by prescription
- This article is titled A B-Cell Gene Signature Correlates With the Extent of Gluten-Induced Intestinal Injury in Celiac Disease
- An article in Gluten Free & More discusses AN-PEP Enzymes: Protection from Gluten Contamination
- Read about Gluten and POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) in a Gluten Free & More article found here
- The Today Show had a special about gluten sniffing dogs. Watch it here.
- Jessica Madden, MD, answered frequently asked celiac questions here.
- Gluten-Free Watchdog is encouraging the FDA to investigate when products labeled gluten-free appear misbranded; here’s how you can help.
- Gluten Free Watchdog’s first two calls to action can be found here and here.
- Read about how the Vatican has outlawed gluten-free bread for Holy Communion
- This month’s book giveaway is Murder Gone A-Rye, a murder mystery with gluten-free recipes, by Nancy J. Parra .
To enter send us an email with your name and mailing address by July 21st.
GF Dining Out
Many thanks to those of you who have added your favorite gluten-free or gluten-free friendly restaurant to our database. Do you visit a restaurant we don’t know about? Help us to expand the directory by adding your favorite GF friendly restaurant here.
Remember you are your own best advocate and must take care to ensure that the kitchen staff understands your needs. NCA members, you may wish to log in to the member area of the website to review the Dining Out Information.