• 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.

Burger King Fries Now gluten-free
0

11 posts in this topic

From TriumphDining:

Burger King's New Fries ARE Gluten-Free

The folks at Burger King have just confirmed that their new fry recipe, the first change since 1998, is gluten-free. The new fries are thicker, with reduced sodium and a coating that makes them crisper and keeps them hotter. They have been available in all of Burger King locations since December 5.

1

Share this post


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


Shared fryers?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

shared fryers? This question needs to be asked at every Fast Food Joint!.. I'm still trying to get a straight answer on when these places filter the oil & reuse,do they mix the dedicated fryer oil with the regular fryer oils? If this is true then we could still have big CC issues.. I honestly don't know & I can't get a straight answer. But in reality I just don't see these places having a separate filtering vat for the gluten-free fryer...

What do you all think?

mamaw

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that the purpose of a dedicated fryer is to keep the flavors from mingling, a goal that would be thwarted by filtering all the oil together. And at some places, used oil is thrown out at the end of the day -- or even more often.

richard

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I simply don't trust fast food joints with my health. Especially having worked fast food when I was younger, I honestly can't imagine that a piece of breaded chicken hasn't fallen into the 'fry' fryer during the lunch rush. Or that they bother to have two oil filters - or that they keep track of which is which, for that matter. Minimum wage does not breed good food handling practices.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


check out this thread. There is a guy named DRH??? That says he owns a BK.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Their gluten sensitive menu still contains the disclaimer that they can be fried in shared fryers so I would be very careful until BK puts out a press release and/or updates their menu (currently dated last March)...

http://www.bk.com/cm.../GlutenFree.pdf

The blog post on Triumph actually says "gluten-free status unclear" not that they are gluten free and Burger King's response does not imply or say the new fries are gluten free. http://www.triumphdi...lear/#more-8932

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although I'm late to this topic, I'm posting in case others search for this info. I went to my local BK in Maryland and asked about the fries. At our location they are fried in a dedicated fryer (2 of them just for fries) and there is another fryer just for nuggets, onion rings, etc. Nothing else shares the fryer with the fries so, at least locally, the only concern would be something falling into the grease from another product and cross-contaminating the oil.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Am wondering if anyone has ever had reaction to BK sweet potato fries. I asked all the right questions at the BK I went to (yes, dedicated fryer, they said) but have had terrible reaction. I can't think of what else it might be.....any thoughts?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was told the fryer for fries is in front of the fryer for everything else. THey never mentioned how they cook the sweet potato fries, but my concern is if those items in the rear fryer are lifted across the fryer for fries, which is dedicated to just fries, what happens if some of that grease or some of the breading drops in the fryer for fries? I'm sure we all know the answer, but how bad does a CC drop of grease effect an entire fryer of oil? Wish I knew, but scary to think they're nearby each other as they described.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On top of the concerns about what they are dripping into the fryer, there is an additional concern. I went into a BK in my early gluten free days. I ordered fries after grilling the guy at the counter. While I waited I watched someone use the scoop on onion rings, then fries. When I said I'd like to just get my money back I was told they could use the allergy free scooper. I explained to them like they were morons (because they are) that once that scoop goes into the onion rings, then back into the fries that they aren't safe and won't/can't be until the bin is emptied and cleaned. Once the contamination happens it can't unhappen from using some magical scooper. The manager acted like I was some sort of freak but gave me my money. I'm pretty sure if a magical scoop would de-glutenize food we would all own one already.

0

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
      106,403
    • Total Posts
      930,362
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      63,825
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Hchapman95
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Talk to your doctor. With your family history and symptoms he/she may be able to diagnose based on resolution of your symptoms and family history. Also check with your local hospital if it has it's own lab.  Mine covered any labs at a greatly reduced cost based on a sliding fee scale. Did you have an MRI before they did the spinal? Celiacs with neuro impact will have white spots on an MRI that resemble the lesions found with MS. Many neuro doctors don't know this. I went through what you did and they did a spinal on me also based on the MRI results. If my doctor had know what the UBOs (unidentified bright objects) were I would have been diagnosed a couple years sooner than I was. Make sure if you supplement that you ask your doctor which ones you need to stop taking and for how long before they do a blood test to check levels. Sublingual B12 is a good idea when we have nervous system issues, but needs to be stopped for at least a week for an accurate blood level on testing. I hope you get some answers and feel better soon.
    • Thanks for that.  Will get her tested for deficiencies.  I did take her to a naturopath and get her on a bunch of vitamins, but she never was tested via bloods, so will get on to that, thanks  
    • Hi Could a mod please move this post:   and my reply below to a new thread when they get a chance? Thanks! Matt
    • Hello and welcome Firstly, don't worry about it but for ease your post (and hopefully my reply) will probably be moved to its own thread. That will make it easier for others to see it and reply and also help Galaxy's own thread here on track and making sense.  The antibodies that the celiac tests look for can drop very quickly, so... maybe? Celiac is difficult to test for, there are different tests and sometimes someone doesnt test on one but does on the other. If you can get a copy of the tests and post it here the community may be able to help explain the results.  It may have shown damage to the villi, the little tendrils in your intestine that help you extract nutrients from your food. Celiac is one, but not the only, way in which they can get damaged leading to a vast number of potential symptoms and further making diagnosis a tricky proposition. Definitely, there's a connection. Here's a page that explains it in detail: https://stomachachefree.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/liver-disease-in-celiacs/ Fantastic  It sounds as if your doctors were happy to diagnose you on the basis of the endoscopy? It may be then that you've found your answer. I hope so, you've clearly had a rotten and very scary time.  I'm sure with the positive reaction to the diet you want to go on and get healthy, but I would only add that you should discuss this with your doctors, because they may want to exclude other potential causes if they've not confirmed celiac at this point. Check out the advice for newly diagnosed here: To your family I'd simply say that celiac is a disease of the autoimmune system, the part of our body that fights diseases and keeps us safe. In celiac people the autoimmune system see's the gluten protein found in wheat, barley, or rye grains as a threat to the system and it produces antibodies to attack it and in doing so attacks it's own body as well. It's genetic in component so close family members should consider a test if they have any of the many symptoms. There's roughly 1 person in 100 with celiac but most of them don't know it and are risking getting or staying sick by not finding out.  There's further info for them and you here: https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/announcement/3-frequently-asked-questions-about-celiac-disease/ I'm going to ask a mod to move your post and my reply to a new thread, but wanted to give you an answer first The good news is you've found a great site and there will be lots of support for you here. You've also got 'lucky' in that if you're going to have an autoimmune condition, celiac is a good one  Most react really well to the gluten free diet and you will hopefully have much more healing to come! Best wishes Matt
    • Please share what was so difficult about starting your account.
  • Upcoming Events