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Cross Contamination

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So I've been reading these boards a lot and always see things about cross contamination. How dangerous is cross contamination? What kinds of things get contaminated? Do I have to get new dishes?

I'd never heard of cross contamination with gluten so I have a lot to learn. I didn't even know that CC stood for cross contamination until an hour ago :blink:

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Cross contamination is when a very small amount of gluten comes into contact with our gluten free foods. What you need to replace are your toaster, any scratched non stick pans, wooden cutting boards and utensils. You dishes should be okay.

Cross contamination can happen at a factory when the factory also makes gluten foods. It can also occur when folks bake or use gluten flours shortly before or while our food is being prepared. Flour can remain airborne for about 24 hours and float onto our food.

Because celiac is a disease where antibodies are forming and it takes very little gluten to keep those antibodies active we all need to be cautious about CC, especially in the beginning.

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Cross contamination is when a very small amount of gluten comes into contact with our gluten free foods. What you need to replace are your toaster, any scratched non stick pans, wooden cutting boards and utensils. You dishes should be okay.

Cross contamination can happen at a factory when the factory also makes gluten foods. It can also occur when folks bake or use gluten flours shortly before or while our food is being prepared. Flour can remain airborne for about 24 hours and float onto our food.

Because celiac is a disease where antibodies are forming and it takes very little gluten to keep those antibodies active we all need to be cautious about CC, especially in the beginning.

That was some great information, thank you!

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