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Additional Celiac Disease Concerns

This category covers everything from dealing with celiac disease, schools, hospital stays, quality of life issues, camps, pets and gluten, dealing with relatives, and much more.

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    Photo: CC--Bryce Mohan

    Less than a month after General Mills announced a recall of nearly two million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, the company is facing a class action lawsuit alleging it violated several consumer protection laws, and put consumers at risk.

    Photo: Jefferson Adams

    Could population changes in smoking habits help explain the change in incidence and prevalence of celiac disease?

    Shhh! Panera is testing gluten-free bread. Photo: CC--Smantha Celera

    Shhh! Panera Bread is testing gluten-free focaccia. What does that mean, exactly?

    Photo: CC--Sara Reid

    A strict gluten-free diet remains the only effective treatment for celiac disease, but studies of gluten-free diet adherence have rarely used precise means of measuring data, which means that there really hasn't been much good data on long-term adherence to the gluten-free diet in the adult population.

    Should restaurants be able to charge more for gluten-free food? Photo: CC--Mike Kalasnik

    P.F. Chang's seeking to dismiss an amended complaint filed by a woman who claims the restaurant chain violated federal anti-discrimination laws by charging higher prices for gluten-free items than for non-gluten-free items.

    UK gluten-free eaters resist cuts to NHS benefits. Photo: CC--Pete

    Celiac disease sufferers, and others in the UK, are unhappy with a government proposal to cut financial support for gluten-free food.

    Image: CC--Juhan Sonlin

    A San Francisco startup has begun a wait-list for a pocket device designed to allow people with gluten allergies to quickly test gluten levels in their food.

    Make sure your Halloween candy is gluten-free! Photo: CC--@Sage Solar

    This list of gluten-free, and gluten-containing Halloween candies for 2015 will help you know which treats to enjoy, and which to avoid.

    Gluten-free treats beckon from the store shelf. Photo: CC--Alpha

    In the July, as part of its annual Consumption Habits poll, Gallup asked just over a thousand Americans about foods they include or avoid in their diet.

    Current enzymes come up short in breaking down gluten. Photo: CC--Superfantastic

    Many people with celiac disease or gluten-intolerance take digestive enzymes, hoping for some protection against accidental gluten-contamination.

    Tea in bowls. Photo: CC--A Girl with Tea

    In 2013, a team from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration conducted a survey of white and green teas, commercially available in the northeastern United States, for the presence of gluten in the form of undeclared wheat.

    RIRA boss Michael McKevitt is said to be leading prisoners' gluten-free food protest. Photo: CC--searchranaidhe1

    Inmates at the Ireland's top security Portlaoise Prison are set to protest prison authorities' refusal to give them gluten-free bread and better food.

    Wheat grows in a field. Photo: CC--Roger Karsten

    Are anti-GMO campaigners blocking gluten-free wheat that could help celiac sufferers?

    Big pharma, and celiac drug treatments get a red light from many readers. Photo: CC--Kenny Louie

    One interesting facet of our coverage of the development of various drugs to treat and/or cure celiac disease has been the regular presence of comments questioning the motives, and actions of the companies involved.

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    Articles about gluten-free celebrities have prompted some our strongest and most vocal backlash. Here are some highlights.

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    Cereal maker General Mills is facing criticism from some people with celiac disease who say its gluten-free manufacturing practices are unsafe, unreliable, and leave them at risk for adverse gluten reactions.

    Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal will be discontinued. Image: Wikimedia Commons--General Mills, Inc.

    Cereal maker General Mills is pulling the plug on its Gluten Free Chex Oatmeal. A spokesperson for General Mills confirmed that the product has been discontinued due to low sales.

    The gluten-free aisle beckons. Photo: CC--Whatsername?

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, a study of over 3,200 supermarket products finds gluten-free foods aren't a healthier choice than their non gluten-free counterparts.

    Photo: Scott Adams

    Recently I took a last minute, end of Summer road trip with my family and on one of our pit stops I was delighted to discover the often rumored, highly elusive and possibly "Holy Grail" of gluten-free food: Subway's gluten-free sub rolls! 

    P.F. Chang's China Bistro. Photo: Wikimedia Commons--Injustifiable

    Should restaurants be required to provide gluten-free food at the same prices it charges for regular gluten-containing items? That question is at the heart of a lawsuit brought by a woman who claims P.F. Chang's has violated federal anti-discrimination laws by charging more for gluten-free items. A federal judge has now "tentatively" dismissed that lawsuit.

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