Weekly Round Up – April 3, 2011


  • Gluten-Gate: The biggest news of the last week was undoubtedly the viral story of chef Damian Cardone who put up a post on March 10th on his unsecured Facebook profile stating how celiac is all in someone’s head and claiming he deliberately lied to his customers that requested gluten-free pasta and fed them regular or “high gluten flour” pasta instead. He since deleted his Facebook profile and the news has been plastered over much of the gluten-free community in addition to several traditional news outlets. If you want to read more about it, it’s easiest for you to Google “Damian Cardone” than for me to include all the links. Frankly, having wandered through his Facebook wall before he deleted his profile, he appears to be a potty-mouthed blowhard and I can’t find verification of his “chef” credentials anywhere. Still, it’s a strong reminder that every time someone with a food allergy or intolerance or celiac eats away from home, they put their health in the hands of someone else. Just pray that it’s someone who will do their best on your behalf.
  • Gluten-Free Labeling Summit: On May 4th in Washington, DC, there is a summit to demand finalization of labeling standards for Gluten-Free food. This was tasked to the FDA over four years ago and the mandate has still not been fulfilled. This has sparked the 1in133 movement which you can read more about on their website. I’ll be making a donation and adding the banner to this site shortly.


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