Accidental Gluten Exposure
Posted 13 February 2004 - 09:40 AM
I imagine dog food and other pet foods that come in pellet form contain wheat so...what's the deal?
Posted 15 February 2004 - 10:03 AM
The gluten which damages coeliacs actually has to reach the smalll intestine so you are safe just handling food and carefully washing your hands afterwards.
I have pet birds and wonder if handling their food (contains wheat) might cause a reaction or if I just wash my hands carefully, that this would not be a problem. Along these lines, they create a certain amount of dust in the air as they crunch up seeds and their nutritional pellets--what about this?
I imagine dog food and other pet foods that come in pellet form contain wheat so...what's the deal? :unsure:
Inhaling wheat dust should not be a problem to a coeliac either- you have to actually eat gluten & get it in your digestive system to damage your villi.
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