Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:02 PM
I haven't bothered to think of cross contamination a lot because just sticking to the diet has been enough of a challenge. I guess considering my antibodies to gliadin weren't that high and I don't have clear symptoms when I eat gluten, that I have a hard time believing I really need to be that careful.
As an example, would dipping a gluten free communion wafer into a glass of wine that has breadcrumbs in it be a no-no? I've found a substitute for the bread, but I hadn't thought about the wine.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:19 AM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:51 AM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:35 AM
I don't think that you even need to be super sensitive for that to be a problem.
Absolutely agree with this thought.
CC is CC.
You need to avoid dipping the communion wafer. It's the same as someone dipping a wheat thin into the onion dip and you using a gluten-free cracker and doing the same.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:01 AM
What steps are taken during communion to ensure that your wafers are not coming into contact with gluten? Do you pick it up yourself from a special plate, or does someone who has been handling the gluten wafers hand it to you? Are they stored separately from the gluten wafers? That might be worth checking.
If you are Catholic, this article may be of interest as well:
While some churches allow gluten free communion wafers that are not wheat-based, the Catholic church does not. Most Catholics may do well on the low gluten wafers (they are actually not gluten free, as they are 100 ppm or so), but as it mentions in the article, individual sensitivity may vary.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:50 PM
I'm a DH/super sensitive so maybe I am (ie need to be) a bit paranoid compared to regular gluten-free'ers
Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:58 PM
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