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I am going on vacation with about 30 other people. This is the second year in a row that they did this vacation, but the first time I am going. When they go everyone buys food and shares it in the house. I am worried that people will be touching my food with gluten on their hands. Should I be afraid of this? I don't know if I'm being overly cautious . I don't want to be a weirdo and tell people they have to wash their hands before they touch my food but I also don't want to get sick. I don't usually have this problem because I am not that social so I'm not used to sharing food with people.


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Buy your own food and hide it! LOL!

I got very badly glutened during the time that I reintroduced gluten to my kids last summer. I suspect that it had something to do with them eating gluten and then touching my food.


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are you planning to get your own food and not go in with them on all their food? if so, just tell them hands off, LOL.. have fun 


gluten free since 11/12  

dairy and soy free since 1/13

chocolate free since 6/14

 

I miss my chocolate!!!   but I'm not sick anymore, and that's what really matters  :)

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Bring your own ice chest and a bin of cooking tools as if you were camping. Works for us. We mark the boxes and cooler and no one touches them. We do this at my parent's lake house when a huge crowd is there too.


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Yep, be afraid.  LOL  I agree that you should have some of your own food.  Shared food is really only safe if you take your portion before anybody touches it; once others are into it, it could b=get contaminated.  Be extra careful with condiments and  spreads, and try to serve your self first from shared dishes like spaghetti sauce or eggs.  Veggies and fruits are easy, just wash before eating them.

 

Have fun!  :)


Nicole 

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When I go out to see family at a house and lots of people are there, I keep my food separate.  If something being prepared is ok to eat, grab yours before anyone touches things.


I am my husband's "Silly Yak Girl" :)

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013. I also have Lupus and Common Variable Immunodeficiency(CVID) for which I am on IVIG.

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Buy one of those larger sized plastic tubs and put all your stuff in there. Label it "gluten free". For refrig items, tuck them in zip locks and label them. You can always make the joke that you will snap the fingers off of anyone that touches your food! Yes, keep things separate and then have fun!

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