Archive for April, 2010

 

Glutino recalls raisin bread & Van’s recalls pancakes

April 7th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin


Glutino food group is recalling their raisin bread due to undeclared egg in the bread. The bread has a "best before" date of Oct 8, 2010. The bread is in a 22.6 oz clear bag with the UPC code 6-78523 03015-8. The bread is sold in the frozen foods section. (more…)


Eat to the Beat is an award-winning international caterer, based in the UK, who has been providing catering for over 25 years to touring bands, festivals, films crews and sporting events. Their impressive portfolio includes such clients as Coldplay, Muse, Dave Matthews Band, Flaming Lips, Take That, Snow Patrol, Glastonbury, Chicago’s own Lollapalooza, Mighty Boosh tour, Little Britain tour, Cirque de Soleil, Celebrity Big Brother to name just a few.

Eat to the Beat's Heidi Varah with Coldplay production manager Craig Finley www.eattothebeat.com

I have often wondered, when one has to be in charge of thousands of eager eaters, how is it possible to manage those with specific diets, such as eating gluten-free? I had the opportunity to speak with Eat to the Beat caterer Heidi Varah, about how gluten-free needs are handled on tour. (more…)

Gluten-free fans of the Atlanta Braves can enjoy gluten-free fare while at Turner Field this year! (more…)

Zatarain's has announced a voluntary recall of Zatarain's Original Dirty Rice Mix, 8 oz. package with UPC Code 7142909535 and a "BEST BY" date of JAN 19 12H. Zatarain's Original Dirty Rice Mix packages with this date code contain undeclared wheat and barley ingredients. People who have allergies to wheat or barley run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (more…)

John Libonati

15 Celiac Disease Facts Everyone Should Know

April 1st, 2010 by John Libonati

Celiac disease awareness is growing, but misinformation still abounds. Here are 15 celiac disease facts every doctor, patient and member of the public should know.

    1. 1 in 700 - The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States 1950. (Mayo)2. 1 in 100 - The average worldwide prevalence of celiac disease across all races today. (NIH) The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States today. (Mayo)

    3. $8,500 - The average annual estimated healthcare cost of each person with untreated celiac disease in the United States. (Cigna/Columbia Celiac Disease Center study) (more…)

Marissa Carter

Gluten Free Naturals Voluntarily Recalls Mixes

April 1st, 2010 by Marissa Carter

This press release comes directly from the FDA website. Gluten Free Naturals is a company out of New Jersey, with wide spread distribution. Nothing is known about how many Kansas City residents may be affected. What can be known is that Gluten Free Naturals has shown good company standards by voluntarily issuing a recall as soon as they realized they had a problem with a supplier :) (more…)

Product Review: Gluten-free Cheese Crackers

April 1st, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

I miss the days of being able to open up my pantry, reach & in pull out a box of Cheese-Its to munch on after the kids came home from school or while preparing dinner. Sure, they aren't the healthiest food, but everything in moderation, right? I hadn't found anything on the market that even came close to Cheese-Its until the other day. I have 3 words: The Grainless Baker.

When I bought these crackers I had no idea how blown away I would be when I took the first bite. While the crackers were a little thicker than the Cheese-Its, the flavor & texture are pretty darn close to what I remember. My Mom, quite possibly one of the world's biggest Cheese-It fans, agreed that they were really good. Aaron and Hannah loved too! I could easily have finished that whole box off by myself!

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