Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Cross Contamination
0

4 posts in this topic

I am working as a waitress right now, and I am so careful with food. I never eat while I am working and I never have my hands near my face. However, I feel like I am getting cross contamination from some where and wondering if it could be from there. I do not live in a completely gluten free home, but I feel like I am being careful at home as well. I have my own seperate toaster oven and my own cubbbord. Any advice on what I may be doing wrong? Thanks

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

I am working as a waitress right now, and I am so careful with food. I never eat while I am working and I never have my hands near my face. However, I feel like I am getting cross contamination from some where and wondering if it could be from there. I do not live in a completely gluten free home, but I feel like I am being careful at home as well. I have my own seperate toaster oven and my own cubbbord. Any advice on what I may be doing wrong? Thanks

I am having my own kitchen supplies myself to prevent cross contamination. Much of our pans have scratched nonstick coatings so I cant use them. I cant use the same silverware unless i wash it off because it sits in a container full of bread crumbs. Sometimesi wonder whether it could be getting in the air, being inhaled and then swallowed. Evidently there is nothing to prove that risk though.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am working as a waitress right now, and I am so careful with food. I never eat while I am working and I never have my hands near my face. However, I feel like I am getting cross contamination from some where and wondering if it could be from there. I do not live in a completely gluten free home, but I feel like I am being careful at home as well. I have my own seperate toaster oven and my own

cubbbord. Any advice on what I may be doing wrong?

Thanks

Some members here have difficulty with airborn flour, which of course can get all over everything. If the restaurant at which you work uses it for baking or for creating a nonstick coating, there may not be much you can do to avoid it. I've always felt bad for gluten intolerantsnin the food industry, because gluten is everywhere. I know I felt terrible when I was working as a Barista in a bakery, but I had other health issues going on and this was long before I had any kind of formal diagnosis for anything.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am working as a waitress right now, and I am so careful with food. I never eat while I am working and I never have my hands near my face. However, I feel like I am getting cross contamination from some where and wondering if it could be from there. I do not live in a completely gluten free home, but I feel like I am being careful at home as well. I have my own seperate toaster oven and my own cubbbord. Any advice on what I may be doing wrong? Thanks

If you never eat while you are working, I'd personally focus on home first. If I lived in a kitchen with gluten I would have separate condiments and a separate cutting board as well as the toaster. If someone gets breadcrumbs in the mayo, you're CC'd. Also is anyone using wheat flour in the kitchen at home? It gets in the air and goes everywhere. If someone bakes with flour and you cook your gluten-free meal shortly afterwards it probably isn't gluten-free.

Also check your toothpaste and lipstick. Rarely board members have gotten CC'd from gluten pet food. For example, you might fill the dog bowl or give the dog a treat and don't think to wash your hands. Also beware gluteny kisses from a spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,092
    • Total Posts
      920,314
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • WOW.  That looks eerily familiar.  Last December the temporary provider here at my local (rural) clinic gave me doxycycline to experiment with, but it was a mere ten milligrams.  Lol, no wonder it didn't help!  I'm glad you're feeling better.
    • I got cross contaminated some time ago & the rash came back pretty badly. I've attached a photo taken on June 11th of my back. It was also in my scalp, around my neck, on my front, shoulders, inner wrists and more.   Tonight I am not itching at all! I haven't itched all day long!!!! I can't take Dapsone because I'm allergic to sulfa drugs & Dapsone is a sulfa drug. Obviously that means I also can't take any of the other sulfa drugs that are used to treat dh after Dapsone is not an option. After those comes tetracycline. I really needed some relief! I began researching the dosage & particulars on tetracycline for dh. Extensive & exhaustive research did not pan out. The best I could find was treating Bullous phemphigoid. That said something like 500mg of tetracycline 4 times per day and about an equal amount of niacinimide. I really didn't want to take that much medication and in such strong doses. So my doctor (my PC doc) & I began experimenting. We tried Doxycycline 100mg twice a day. It seemed to be helping some but it just wasn't enough. Then we upped it to 200mg Doxycycline twice per day. It has taken about 5 days of that & I sit here not itching all day for the first time in a long, long time! This may not work for everyone. I did want to post it though as it is, at present, working for me. I am not thrilled at taking it but I have toughed this rash out before for years with no meds and I just couldn't do it again.
    • I laughed out loud at the 'little notebook' comment!😂 It has been interesting to see how much progress has actually been made over the past 10 years that there is even a notebook to be offered or a restaurant to eat in that will accommodate our 'allergy'. 10 years ago I feared that I would never eat in a restaurant again.  But the notebook comment is spot on.  Hopefully within the next 10 years restaurants will evolve enough to offer us a menu that clearly lists the delicious and extensive offerings that they have lovingly prepared just for us...and not just an ingredient list with nutritional values that take longer to read than War and Peace.   I am grateful that there are places to go that at least make the effort.  Who knows?  Eventually there may be restaurants which will have to offer menus with GLUTEN options available!
    • Thanks for posting this Adrien, it's a great list and I and others will appreciate the effort and the thought behind it. I loved my time in Malaysia and I'm glad I sampled all the food I could whilst I was still on an unrestricted diet. The good thing is that, like you say, some of the nice Malay foods are still ok. As a backpacker I survived on a lot of nasi goreng and laksa, nice to think if I return there I could still do the same Terima kasih!
    • I have posted on here before. DQ2, brother with celiac, DGP iGA was the only mildly elevated test. Was gluten-free so did 6 week challenge last winter. Negative biopsy. I am gluten-free now but do go out to eat. Prior to the challenge my health was good. Since then I have: Chest pain, pain between shoulder blades, periods of shortness of breath, heart palpitations, one instance of a heart arrythmia episode, neck is tender to touch on one side (they kept saying sinuses or TMJ which my dentist vetoed) ear ache, bowels never sink. Numbness and tingling. Blood pressure variations. Could be doing chores and feel dizzy and it might be 84/52.  not super low, but not typical for me if I'm running around the house.While other days I am mildly hypertensive. Recently lost 5 lbs in 8 days without trying. Recently electrolytes were low, alkaline phosphatese was low. Ferritin started dropping so started liquid iron 2-3 times per day 4 months ago. Primary watching that, I am not anemic but we are nowhere near iron overload either.  GI doc was a dick. Did not even know DGP replaced older tests and he was very condescending When I begged him for help recently and told me to get a second opinion which is exactly what I plan on doing.  I now have pain in my upper GI area. It is tender to touch. I had my gallbladder out in 97 along with a stone and infection in my bile duct. It hurts in this area. Pancreatic enzymes look fine, liver enzymes fine. Pancreatic ultrasound fine. I will now be doing a EUS Soon to look at bile duct, pancreas and liver.   so a typical day for me is that I might feel fine for a while and then suddenly feel like I'm going to pass out. really dizzy, numbness in odd places, like my body has been hijacked. I will typically eat a bunch of food something high protein and in about an hour or so I start to feel better. However, then my upper stomach starts to hurt in place of the passing out feeling. blood sugars are also normal. After getting the " it must be panic attacks" and condescending looks a million times my primary finally ordered an ultrasound of my sore neck and there is an abnormality in my thyroid which she says looks like possibly Hashti's. Except for one time, all my serum TSH tests were normal. We have more blood work on Monday. As I have not put on any weight and there are other symptoms that are closer to Graves.  Has anyone else had any thyroid issues that followed doing a gluten challenge?  where is your stomach pain? Do you have it above or below your belly button? Mine feels like it's in the pancreas area, like 2-3 inches above the belly button and when I push on it it's tender, but not all the time. sometimes i feel it in my back. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,123
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    ForeverYoung&GlutenFree
    Joined