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Protected: Stanford Health Day at the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

Saturday, November 18, 2017 San Mateo Events Center Presenters: Peter H.R. Green, MD Keynote speaker Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Bio | Celiac Disease Center   Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD Director of Celiac Disease Program at Stanford Health Care, board-certified gastroenterologist, motility specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University. Bio | Celiac Disease Program Nasim Khavari, MD, MPH Director of the Celiac Disease Program at Stanford Children’s Health, board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist, and Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at...

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Yoconut – Delicious, Innovative and Dairy-Free Yogurt

By VIC DOLCOURT  When I think of yogurt, I think of dairy. But Bonnie Lau of San Francisco thinks differently. She has developed a coconut-based yogurt with the benefits of dairy yogurt and then some. As a marathon runner, Bonnie was looking for a tasty dairy-free snack to fuel her run and provide energy post workout. But none of the products on the market met her needs – they either had dairy or lots of sugar. “My runner friends were gobbling Greek yogurt,” said Bonnie. “Runners need electrolytes for hydration and food that supports the runner through race and...

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Hurricane Disaster Relief for Celiac Disease and Food Allergies

How to help people with celiac disease and food allergies access safe food following the recent hurricanes Last updated: September 15, 2017 The Gluten-Free Disaster Relief Task Force, comprised of hospital celiac centers, nonprofit organizations and community leaders (members listed below), is facilitating gluten-free product donations and gluten-free/allergy-friendly designated monetary donations to food banks. This page was started on Sept. 1 and will continue to be updated as information comes in. _________________________ MONETARY DONATIONS The National Celiac Association set up two donation funds to help get gluten-free food to food banks in areas of Texas and Florida affected by the...

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Protected: Hurricane Disaster Relief for Celiac Disease and Food Allergies

How to help people on medically restricted diets access safe food during the disaster and recovery in Texas Last updated: August 31, 2017 A task force* of hospital celiac centers, nonprofit organizations, support groups and community leaders is encouraging monetary donations and facilitating gluten-free and allergy-friendly product donations to food banks in impacted areas of Texas. This page will be updated as information comes in. The food banks listed have all been contacted and are accepting gluten-free and allergy-friendly donations All donated food should be non-perishable and shelf stable for at least six months All donated food should be clearly labeled “DISASTER...

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Protected: Advocate calls on community for FDA Action Plan

Interview with Gluten Free Watchdog founder Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, about her new FDA Action Plan What you can do: SIGN UP for Gluten Free Watchdog’s FREE email list to receive upcoming action alerts (“Subscribe to blog via email” in lower right column) FOLLOW Gluten Free Watchdog on Facebook and Twitter, then repost and retweet alerts, with FDA social media handles SUBSCRIBE to Gluten Free Watchdog to support testing and advocacy ($6.99/mo) and receive all product reports and benefits Why did you found Gluten Free Watchdog? I founded it in 2011 to make state-of-the-art gluten-free food testing data available directly to consumers. Most people are unaware that the FDA does not require manufacturers to test food before labeling it gluten-free. In many ways, it’s on the honor system. That’s why we test. In general, what is the level of safety of foods labeled gluten-free for those with gluten-related disorders? Testing by both the FDA and Gluten-Free Watchdog has found that the overwhelming majority of products labeled gluten-free are correctly labeled and safe to consume. Testing by the FDA found that over 99% of products are correctly labeled. At Gluten Free Watchdog the rate is closer to 95% because many of our tests are conducted at the request of subscribers with a specific concern. We do find some products that are misbranded. What is a “misbranded” product? When foods labeled “gluten-free”...

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