• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Cross Contamination
0

18 posts in this topic

Hi, i know this is a very dumb question, but i wanna know if i am being too obsessive; can a fly gluten cross contaminate my food? LOL

It's almost summer here where i live, and there are lots of them. I have not found any information on the internet so i guess i'm too obsessive but i want you to tell me what you think. 

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Maybe....probably not. It's not something I worry about.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haha, don't feel silly about asking it. I have asked lots of crazy questions too, like can I get glutened from touching a light switch or a door handle at the school where I work?  :) I'd think a fly would be a long shot! No worries. :) 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can relax.....you cannot be glutened by a fly, a doorknob or a lightswitch. Unless all three contain gluten and you eat them directly, you are safe!  :P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Theoretically, yes.  Realistically, probably not.  Things like that are like being afraid of getting hit by a meteor.  It is totally out of your control so you can't dwell on it. Plus, flies carry more gross things than gluten :P  But I do understand that in certain areas you just can't avoid them!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


You raise an interesting question, and I gave it some real thought before answering (hey, I'm living down here in Paradise

now and we work at a slower pace, what can I say?) B)  :D

...

and I'd have to say I'd be more concerned by the more likely probability

that your food would be contaminated by the OTHER icky stuff that fly might dip his little legs in

(dog poo for starters) than the beyond- miniscule traces of gluten that might somehow get picked up

during his travels.

 

Unless he was previously trapped in a wheat flour factory and lands in your mouth. (what? it could happen. I lived in the countryside for 16 years. Lots of Oogey things got swallowed....just sayin')

but I digress LOL

 

anyway, my honest opinion is...no worries, Ceceliac!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can relax.....you cannot be glutened by a fly, a doorknob or a lightswitch. Unless all three contain gluten and you eat them directly, you are safe!  :P

True, but I'm pretty sure I CAN get glutened if the forty kids at school eat cookies and then run their little hands over EVERYTHING, and then I open a door, then sit down at my desk and grab a quick snack and eat it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Always, always, always, wash your hands before putting ANYTHING in your mouth. I wash my hands a lot anyway, but even if I have just washed them two minutes ago, if I have touched ANYTHING (like my gluten-eating cat, my guitar that someone else has played earlier, the telephone here at the shop tha others use on occasion, or even my face which has a non-gluten-free foundation on it) I wash them again before I'll even pop a cashew in my mouth.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What if the fly falls into my half cooked niddles' water? D: so many questions hahah I also wash my hands every time i put anything in my mouth, i thought i was exagerated LOL I was going to ask abut that anyway, i miss eating a sandwich while walking down the street with my dirty hands. And i miss bread so much!! i've never been a bread lover, but now im craving a sandwich, a real one with the normal bread!!! and im not hungry, its just that today i've eaten all horrible foods, i made some cookies that were ewww and then i bought some sausages that tasted horrible! I miss my old easy life

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I miss my old easy life

Me too sometimes.  The longer you do it, the easier and more natural it gets, though.  And the "you just ate gluten and you are breathing on me" anxiety gets itself to a happy medium.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What if the fly falls into my half cooked niddles' water?

It's some extra protein!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's some extra protein!

 

:lol: My gluten eating husband would probably end up way more paranoid about this than me. I would just fish it out of the water and forget it ever happened.

 

Me too sometimes.  The longer you do it, the easier and more natural it gets, though.  And the "you just ate gluten and you are breathing on me" anxiety gets itself to a happy medium.

 

This has turned into a joke in my house with my husband. I'll make a cross with my fingers and ward him off and he'll hiss at me. As long as I remember it's just a joke I remember not to be too paranoid.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When we  go through the giant bread aisle and bakery section of BJs,

 

I point and say "it's poison! poison, I tell ya!" really loudly and watch the people's faces.

 

It's fun.

 

(My poor hubs.).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yesterday at Costco I saw huge bags of BRM steel cut oats. They were a good price, and I guessed that they were regular but wanted to see if they were gluten free, just in case. (Not that anyone does steel cut for anything approaching a reasonable price. <_<) My husband grabbed a bag and held it out to me to take, knowing in the back of my mind they wouldn't be gluten free I didn't take the bag, he started shoving it at me saying "just take it!" I did, checked it, handed it back and told him "it's poison oats" and explained that BRM has two facilities. A good one and a poison one.

 

Yes, the looks are always fantastic. :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's some extra protein!

i think you have to eat, like, a pound of them, though lolz  ;) 

 

now i am having visions of jeff goldblum:  "heeeeelp meeeeeeeee!!!!!!" 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When we  go through the giant bread aisle and bakery section of BJs,

 

I point and say "it's poison! poison, I tell ya!" really loudly and watch the people's faces.

 

It's fun.

 

(My poor hubs.).

 

hahahahahha i'll do that!! 

 

It's some extra protein!

 LOL!! ok, so i'll eat some flies today, i need protein

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hon, you have a great sense of humor. That will help you heal faster and keep you from getting too worrisome.

Welcome to the forum!

;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hon, you have a great sense of humor. That will help you heal faster and keep you from getting too worrisome.

Welcome to the forum!

;)

 

True x100! Laughter. The only medicine that treats celiac. ^_^

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
      106,784
    • Total Posts
      932,403
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      64,262
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    plimpyanp
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I think the gripe with this sort of article is that it's not telling the right story. When you write anything, you have a choice about whose story you tell and the consequences of it.  While such articles are factual in the sense that objectively, a GFD is worse than a similar regular one, the focus of these articles undermines the struggles of those who must be gluten-free while also not really giving any information that is likely to result in changed behaviour. All this sort of article does is justify the anti-gluten-free circlejerk. I think many of the journalists here think they're on the side of people with celiac disease because they're underlining that the fad diet is dumb/pointless/harmful/whatever. While this may be true, the message the reader remembers is this: the GFD is frivolous. It doesn't matter if there's a line in the article that says something about how the GFD is a medical necessity for those with celiac disease. People don't remember the asterisk in the article. All they remember is that the GFD is for idiots.  What would be valuable and useful is discussing celiac disease - symptoms, longterm consequences etc. and how strict those with celiac disease must be with the GFD in the context of this research. This will do a better job of convincing people that the fad diet is dumb, but do so in a responsible way that doesn't undermine the real problems faced by those with celiac disease or other medical conditions. Plus, the increased awareness might make someone realize that they should get tested.
    • I had to run go google zonulin. Never heard of that! Makes perfect sense though.. I assume every single person on earth with AI disease has leaky gut! Ya know, I drank several glasses to a bottle of merlot every night after work to "unwind" for many years before I figured out it aggravating the leaky gut! I'm SO glad I quit before it did more damage ... Seriously, metformin is awesome. I love it. Great for metabolic resistance and free at a lot of places with an RX!
    • I am on Armour too.  No metformin for me yet.  I am trying to manage on a low carb high fat diet for many reasons like having a damaged gut and being allergic to so many meds (yah know....swelling, hives, etc.).  Leaky gut.  Nope.  Better.  Zonulin seems to be increased in celiacs.  I am going to blame my gut on that!  Seriously, there seems to be a link.  
    • Dang, Ennis.  You rock!  Ironic and I must be near brain dead.  Did I mention that school is out today!!!!!!  I feel so sleep deprived!  S U M M E R! 
    • Wow you have ALOT going on! Sorry to hear about your ongoing issues. Are you super duper strict with avoiding gluten or do you think you are still getting cross contamination? I will check out that portion of the forum- THANKS a bunch for that. It is all a bit overwhelming. I saw some people post that they saw "dramatic improvement!" within 2 weeks and I'm going rreeeaaalllly? *insert sarcasm.. haha. I know I wont get that lucky. I take metformin and armour and victoza. Type 2 diabetes runs in my family too. My glucose levels were never really high and I never got the official type 2 diagnosis but ive dropped all excess weight on these meds. I hope to wean soon. Did you fix the leaky gut? That is a daunting task isn't it!    
  • Upcoming Events