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Posts Tagged ‘wheat’

BY BARBI WALKER

Gluten-free! More restaurants are catering to the gluten-free crowd, and for those suffering from true allergies to gluten (a wheat protein), dining out has become more of a reality. However, it comes with its challenges. Altering a menu or simply removing items with gluten isn’t enough. For restaurants, the decision to go gluten-free and advertise gluten-free should not be taken lightly.

For people with celiac disease, any contact with wheat proteins can have severe physical ramifications. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one in every 133 American adults suffers from celiac disease. For a restaurant to go truly gluten-free, here are many important factors that go into providing a safe, healthy and enjoyable dining experience for gluten-intolerant customers. Read more

November 14, 2011 10:14 am