I live in Great Falls, Montana. This is Montana so there isn’t
a Lot of option when going to a restaurant but there are still several advertising gluten free options
including 2 restaurants that do have fantastic gluten free options (Boston’s
and Jaker’s) but both of those options are rather pricey and more sit down.
When I heard a local pizza place (The Pizza Baron) advertising gluten free
pasta and pizza I was excited. I mean they deliver. Its been years since I had
food delivered. So I called them up to check…. They cook their noodles in the
same pot. Same water. Same strainer…
These people are advertising gluten free food but have no
clue what that even means and are poisoning any celiac and gluten sensitive’s
that take their claim at face value and trust them enough to eat it. I know
they are doing this to jump on the gluten free band wagon (hello Dominoes all
over again) but the pressure put on Dominoes led them to add warnings that the
food was not safe for celiacs.
Now after that long rant here’s my question: Is this legal? Is
it legal to advertise something as gluten free when it is not. Is there really
no system for this, no mandatory anything? People can just call whatever they
want gluten free? I don’t know very much about laws but it just doesn’t seem
right. Isn’t this at the very least false advertising? I can’t be alone on this sentiment.