New regulations for labeling Gluten Free Products

U.S. Gluten-Free Labeling Regulations

The new rules set the standard for labeling products if they contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten.

The labeling law assures consumers that all products labeled gluten-free will follow standard government guidelines. Food from manufacturers will be required to comply with the new regulation within one year.

Gluten Free Products from Pillsbury

General Mills announces that Pillsbury is introducing gluten free products. Now, people with gluten sensitivities who enjoy pies, cookies and pizza will have available to them, three gluten-free refrigerated dough offerings from Pillsbury.
Pillsbury’s new gluten free products include, pie and pastry dough, chocolate chip cookie dough and thin-crust pizza dough. See more.

The Blue Monkey

The Blue Monkey Gluten Free Bakery

The Blue Monkey is a gluten free bakery, there are not many gluten free bakeries in North America.  The Celiac Restaurant Guide encourages you to support The Blue Monkey.

The Blue Monkey is Corvallis’ only fully Gluten Free bakery. They offer a variety of delicious, handmade artisan breads and treats prepared daily.

The Blue Monkey
363 SW Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon   phone 541.738.2591
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Enter the address into the Gluten Free Restaurant Locator to find The Blue Monkey or restaurants in the Corvallis area.

Sweet 27 Gluten Free Bakery & Cafe

Sweet 27 is a gluten free bakery & cafe, there are not many gluten free bakeries or gluten free cafes in North America.  The Celiac Restaurant Guide encourages you to support Sweet 27 and all gluten free facilities when you find them.

Gluten Free Bakery & Cafe – Sweet 27

BALTIMORE’S PREMIER GLUTEN FREE CAFE
The all-gluten free menu features authentic Multi-cultural cuisine coupled with decadent pastry deserts. After being diagnosed with celiac, pastry chef Rene D’souza dedicated her career to creating a superior gluten free product that appeals to ALL palates. At Sweet 27, we always serve our customers quality dishes no matter their dietary restrictions without ever compromising taste. Our Specials are always popping with exotic flavors and zesty spices! We know that our flavorful food will make an impression on you regardless of whether you have a gluten intolerance or not! Come on down to Sweet 27 and let us show you how fantastic gluten-free can be!

Sweet 27 gluten-free cafe and bakery
123 West 27th Street, Baltimore, MD
Phone 410 464 7211

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Enter the address into the Gluten Free Restaurant Locator to find this or other restaurants in Baltimore.  Baltimore has a great selection of  restaurants that serve gluten free food.

AMOT Eatery – 100% Gluten Free

10 % Gluten Free – AMOT Eatery

The owner of the restaurant and being diagnosed with a gluten allergy.  She knows the difficulties of eating out. She wanted to create a complete gluten free menu. Each and every one of their menu items is gluten free, and their kitchen is 100% gluten free.

A MOT Eatery
1100 Fatherland St., Nashville, TN
P.615-866-8144
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Enter the address into the Gluten Free Restaurant Locator to find this or other restaurants in the Nashville area.  Nashville has a great selection of  restaurants that serve gluten free food.

Rice Gluten Free Takeout

Rice Gluten Free Takeout, there are not many gluten free restaurants in North America.  The Celiac Restaurant Guide encourages you to support Rice Gluten Free Takeout and  all gluten free restaurants. If gluten free restaurants are supported by Celiacs more will open and the existing ones will profit and continue operate in our communities.

Rice Gluten Free Takeout

Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese, American comfort food: Burgers, Spring mix salads, Pizzas, Club sandwiches and wild caught Salmon.  All whole food ingredients including select organic produce and grass fed meats

Everything is Gluten-free

Rice Gluten Free Takeout
13032 Nacogdoches Road Suite 200, San Antonio, TX
P.210.654.3200

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 Enter the address into the Gluten Free Restaurant Locator to find Rice or other restaurants in the San Antonio area.  San Antonio has a great selection of  restaurants that serve gluten free food.

Flour Buds

Flour Buds is an all natural gluten free bakery.  There are not many gluten free bakeries or gluten free restaurants in North America.  The Celiac Restaurant Guide encourages you to support Flour Buds and all gluten free restaurants and gluten free bakeries when you find them.

Flour Buds Gluten Free Bakery

Flour Buds Bakery is an allergy free and gluten free bakery offering great tasting and healthy baked goods using only the freshest ingredients available. They pride themselves in offering a wide variety of high-quality healthy goods, baked fresh daily. Their bakers are always creating new recipes to provide their customers with something nutritious and delicious.
Delicious Empanadas, pizza, knishes, desserts, etc. All gluten free!

Flour Buds
116A Main St., Nyack, NY  Phone 845.353.0383
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Enter Flour Buds address into the Gluten Free Restaurant Locator to Flour Buds or restaurants in the Nyack area.  Nyack has a great selection of  restaurants that serve gluten free meals.

Controlling gluten

Controlling gluten in your food is difficult

Celiacs can control the food supply in their own home by reading labels and being careful what they buy and eat. A simple thing like dipping in the butter a second time when buttering toast, can leave bread crumbs in the butter.  This may be all it takes to trigger an autoimmune reaction.  Some Celiacs remove all the gluten from their homes and everyone eats gluten free, it is easier and safer that way.

Controlling the food at home is difficult, but when eating out a Celiac has no control over what is in the food.  If gluten free food is ordered and the cook contaminates it with flour during preparation, Celiacs will become ill.

Restaurants are starting to become more aware of the problems Celiacs face and many restaurants can prepare gluten free food.  The problem for Celiacs is finding those restaurants that can serve them safely. Travel can be especially difficult when one is not familiar with the restaurants in the area.  Finding a restaurant is a simple thing for most people, but for a Celiac it can be a time consuming and frustrating experience. When most people travel they find a restaurant that looks good and stop to eat.  When a Celiac wants to find a restaurant they stop and ask if the restaurant can serve gluten free food.  Often this question is met with a blank stare from the server, so moving on is the only choice. When a restaurant says they can serve gluten free food a Celiac needs to decide if in fact they can.  Usually this is done through a series of questions, if the answers seem reliable the decision may be to stay for a meal. If the food is contaminated with gluten, the Celiac is the one who suffers not the restaurant employees.

Regulations for food labeling in Canada

Health Canada Regulations – Food Allergens

New regulations regarding the labeling of food allergens for Canadians came into force August 4, 2012.  The Health Canada report states that “approximately five to six per cent of young children and three to four per cent of adults suffer from food allergies. Nearly one per cent of the population is affected by celiac disease, for whom the consumption of foods containing gluten can lead to long term complications.

The new regulations will require better labeling of packaged foods to make it easier for people to understand what allergens are present in the food they purchase. Under the old rules labels often showed contents such as spices, or natural or artificial flavours.  These products could contain gluten or other allergens and the user had no way of knowing what the contents were.

The new regulations will require additional and better  labeling and require clearer language declaring “hidden” allergens, gluten sources.

Great new for Celiacs and others with food allergies.

Eden B. Bakery

Eden B. Bakery is a 100% Gluten-Free bakery and a Gluten-Free cafe. There are not many gluten free bakeries or gluten free cafes in North America.  The Celiac Restaurant Guide encourages you to support Eden B. Bakery and all gluten free cafes and bakeries.

Eden B. Bakery Gluten-Free bakery & cafe

CLOSED   Feb. 2014

Eden B. Bakery is a Gluten-Free bakery and cafe. They offer Vegan, Dairy-Free, and Soy-Free options.
They serve breakfast and lunch items, as well as cupcakes, cakes, cookies, muffins, sandwiches, salads, soups and many more other baked goods. All of their products are made using all natural and organic ingredients with a special flour blend for their baked goods that is healthier and better tasting than anything else around. Eden B. Bakery uses sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices to keep their environment healthy while keeping you healthy.
Eden B. Bakery’s mission is to nourish the body, ease the mind, and invigorate the soul of our customers by offering highly nutritional, gluten and allergen free artisan baked goods. The company is devoted to using only the freshest ingredients which are locally sourced, organic, and environmentally sustainable. They pride themselves on using green business practices which are also good for the environment.

Eden B. Bakery can accommodate any food allergy with notice. Please contact us for more information.

Eden B. Bakery, 120 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
Ph. 425-462-2224
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Enter the address into the Gluten Gluten Free Dining Guide Restaurant Locator to find this or other restaurants in the Bellevue area.  Bellevue has a great selection of  restaurants that serve gluten free food.