According to Pam Cureton, R.D., a Celiac Disease specialist at the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment in Boston, “Products made with gluten-free wheat starch are absolutely safe, even for people with particularly high sensitivity to gluten.”
Lee says that Schar only uses Codex-certified gluten-free non-GMO wheat starch. "We have a very close collaboration with specific mills and research and development to process the extraction of the wheat starch to achieve a end product that is well under the Codex-allowed level of 20 ppm." She notes that the product is not acceptable for consumers who have wheat allergies. (You can read much more about gluten-free wheat starch in the current issue of Gluten-Free Living magazine; the article is posted on the magazine's website.)
The latest new product from Pamela's - gluten-free graham crackers - comes in both Traditional Square and Mini Size, available in Honey, Cinnamon and Chocolate.
Trader Joe's has a "new and improved" gluten-free Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix, featured in this month's circular. A 16-oz. box sells for $3.99.
Responding to a query on its Facebook page, Dunkin' Donuts says it's testing additional gluten-free offerings. You may recall that the coffee chain tested gluten-free donuts and muffins in 2013 but pulled the plug on a national roll-out.
I reviewed Kellogg's new gluten-free Special K cereal in Tuesday's post. The cereal is making its way to more stores weekly; look for it in the cereal aisle.
Locally, salad/juice bar/sandwich shop Fuel has opened an outpost in Ardmore (5 W. Lancaster Ave., 610-896-3835), where customers will find gluten-free panini.
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The Good Eatz Cafe and Bakery in Reading has closed. The bakery was one of the oldest gluten-free bakeries in the area.
To mark this week's publication of "The Gluten-Free Revolution" by Philly's own Jax Peters Lowell, Barbuzzo (110 S. 13th St., 215-546-9300) will be hosting a celebratory dinner on Monday, Feb. 9. The $95 four-course dinner includes gluten-free food, beverage pairings, and a copy of Lowell's book. (You can check out the menu here; it includes brioche and options like pan-seared potato gnocchi, veal skirt steak and brown butter cake.) RSVP via email.
Have a great weekend!
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