Celiac Disease & Gluten-free Diet Information at Celiac.com - http://www.celiac.com
Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet
Scott Adams

In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.

I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.

By Scott Adams
Published on 07/26/1996
Rice and soy beverages, because their production process may utilize barley....

  • Rice and soy beverages because their production process may utilize barley enzymes.
  • Bad advice from health food store employees (i.e., that spelt and/or kamut is/are safe for celiacs).
  • Cross-contamination between food store bins selling raw flours and grains (usually via the scoops).
  • Wheat-bread crumbs in butter, jams, toaster, counter, etc.
  • Lotions, creams and cosmetics (primarily for those with dermatitis herpetaformis).
  • Stamps, envelopes or other gummed labels.
  • Toothpaste and mouthwash.
  • Medicines: many contain gluten.
  • Cereals: most contain malt flavoring, or some other non-GF ingredient.
  • Some brands of rice paper.
  • Sauce mixes and sauces (soy sauce, fish sauce, catsup, mustard, mayonnaise, etc.).
  • Ice cream.
  • Packet & canned soups.
  • Dried meals and gravy mixes.
  • Laxatives.
  • Grilled restaurant food - gluten contaminated grill.
  • Fried restaurant foods - gluten contaminated grease.
  • Ground spices - wheat flour is sometimes used to prevent clumping.