Outrageous price gouging and iffy labeling of gluten-free food.Gatoraceae's Ramblings | Gatoraceae's Ramblings
I really don't get why people jump on fad diet bandwagons. The gluten-free diet is necessary for about 1% to possibly 2.4% of the population. Of that 2.4%, 72% do not have celiac disease. Several sources would indicate that up to 25% of the population eats gluten-free some of the time. Why? Gluten-free is not a weight loss diet, it is not cheap, it is not healthy (it lacks fiber and necessary nutrients). These fad followers have made a joke out of my medically necessary diet. Restaurants don't take us seriously when we ask about cross-contact/cross-contamination. Manufactures are slapping "Gluten-Free" labeling on all sorts of products and then in tiny, itty bitty fine print, hidden somewhere on the packaging they add the clause: "manufactured in a facility, or on equipment that uses wheat". This disqualifies their product as being safe for a sensitive individual with Celiac disease or at least confuses the heck out of us, wondering if it is or is it not safe for us to consume.
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