If you have Celiac Disease, you have probably already read that the new FDA rule goes into effect today: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Cons...ce=govdelivery
I made this comment on another site:
"The AP article in my newspaper says, "The standard will ensure that companies can't label products 'gluten-free' if they are cross-contaminated from other products made in the same manufacturing facility".
I have had Celiac for over 20 years, and cross-contamination has become a big issue for me in the last month or so. I used to buy Subways or pita wraps and remove the food from inside the sandwich. Suddenly that removed food began to make me very ill; of course I recognized the Celiac symptoms. I'm sure sorry to lose Subways, though--back to salads and more salads. I'm very happy that I won't run into cross-contamination in foods I buy that are labeled gluten-free.
This new rule does not apply to restaurants, and I have to say that restaurants really scare me. About all I dare buy from them are salads." I'll add to that: you are safer to take your own dressing.
People with Diabetes often develop Celiac--I developed symptoms for the two diseases at the same time. Unfortunately we often don't realize how destructive the Celiac can be in both children and adults--with Celiac, one cannot absorb nutrients. There are many other problems as well, such as developing neuropathy; I just recently heard about a somewhat rare one, Celiac Ataxia--http://www.livingwithout.com/issues/4_12/ataxia-2366-1.html?pg=7&zkPrintable=1&nopagination=1"
Three cheers for the FDA!