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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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How much gluten would get on a burger just from touching it a few minutes, if not soaked and not decomposed? I think honestly not much if its a solid mcdonalds bun and not any flour powder on it.

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If you have Celiac disease, those crumbs that soak into the burger, are too much gluten.

Google the other Celiac medical centers and they will say the same thing:

"The gluten-free diet is a lifetime requirement. Eating any gluten, no matter how small an amount, can damage your intestine. This is true for anyone with the disease, including people who do not have noticeable symptoms."

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/living-with-celiac/guide/treatment

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And read this:

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IMHO. Do not eat the burger, get one on lettuce.

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It'd still be cross-contaminated, and not suitable for our eating.

Just give specific instructions, because I know they wear gloves and will touch a bun first, then the burger....still dangerous.

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Best of all, easy to make your own burgers. Safe and about a million times better for you as well as tastier. If you do not make buns, just throw it onto an Udi's or Kinnickinnik (or other) bun. You can make your own fabulous toppings, too. You'll never go back to a fast food burger. And no worries about CC!

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Yeah I wouldn't risk it for my daughter, I'm very particular about this type of thing.

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I was actually glutened just by having a burger at a friends house where she heated buns on the grill while cooking burgers. They didn't touch each other, but she had used that grill to heat buns in the past and that tiny amount made me ill for 3 days.

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Buns grilled on the same grill... it may not have even been a dirty grill, it may have just been breadcrumbs flyin' around. (Grilled and toasted bread usually means it makes even more crumbs)

A couple months back the husband and I were in Vegas and we went to Fatburger - I ordered a bunless burger and it came, of course, on a bun (I have eaten safely at that location in the past). Sent it back, explained I ordered no bun, I have a wheat allergy, and I could not eat that burger, I needed them to cook me a fresh one. It came out again - probably a little too fast (but I was also dealing with a lot of blood sugar crashes at that time, and I NEEDED to eat SOON) and I just ate the burger anyway.

The plane ride home was not fun. That was enough exposure to make me miserable for two days.

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