Category Archives: Cross Contamination

Is Buckwheat Gluten Free?

Is Buckwheat Gluten Free? When adopting a gluten free diet, it is common for patients to turn to a quick Internet search to determine what foods are gluten free. A quick glance may suggest that many alternative grains (or similar products) are gluten free. One common example is buckwheat. But there’s more to the story. […]

Is Rice Safe for Celiacs and The Gluten Sensitive?

When going gluten free, there are a few staple foods that people turn to. One of the most common is rice. But is rice a good choice for those following a gluten free diet? Is it safe and healthy? This article will answer those questions and explore the following topics: Is rice gluten free? Concerns […]

What Is Cross Contamination?

WHAT IS CROSS CONTAMINATION? Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase cross contamination. It’s commonly used in reference to food contamination with bacteria, for example, not using a clean cutting board to cut vegetables after cutting raw chicken. This type of cross contamination in a cooking space can put you at risk of foodborne illness or food […]

Is There Gluten in My Medication?

Medicine cross contaminated with gluten

How Can You Tell if There is Gluten In Your Medicine? Seems like gluten is everywhere! But is gluten in your medication? There might be. Gluten is a common filler in many prescription and over the counter medications. A recent research report found that almost 20% of medicine contained gluten. The study also found that […]

Are Cheerios Gluten Free?

Gluten Free Cheerios Recalled for Contamination of Wheat Gluten Free Cheerios? General Mills issued a voluntary recall of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios this week. The following was taken directly from Cheerios.com’s website after their “gluten free” factory was contaminated with wheat. “We are embarrassed & sorry to share an incident that occurred at our […]