(Editor's Note: A follow up on Domino’s Pizza Offers Gluten-Free Pizza…Sort Of)
5/8/2012 9:29 PM ET (RTTNews) - Domino's new gluten-free pizza should not be eaten by people with Celiac disease, the company said in a statement. Apparently, the first gluten-free pizza being offered by national pizza chain is designed for people with gluten sensitivity, as opposed to those with full-blown Celiac disease.
Despite the fact that the crust are gluten free, Domino's can't guarantee that no gluten will come into contact with the pizza, which could be dangerous for those with the gluten allergy.
"Domino's and the NFCA found that while the crust is certified as gluten free, current store operations at Domino's cannot guarantee that each handcrafted pizza will be completely free from gluten," the company's news release said.
Celiac disease is a digestive condition that causes the immune system to react to gluten (a protein found in wheat and some grains), causing damage to the small intestines and preventing absorption of essential nutrients. Symptoms vary from person to person, but may include nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating, fatigue, constipation, and diarrhea.
People with gluten sensitivity, on the other hand, might experience similar symptoms as someone with celiac disease, but they are often less severe.
The gluten-free pizza became available Monday and costs $3 more than the normal pizza at Domino's.
by RTT Staff Writer