Welcome to the board. I shop at Wegmans. They have a celiac in the family and I have never had any issues. I did mention once that it was not a good idea to have their breaded fresh items next to other items in the case for specialty meats and the next time I went in they had changed that practice. I have never had an issue with items from the prewrapped fresh meats. Have you tried rinsing off the meat before cooking and avoiding the specialty case? Also if you are new to the diet how are you cooking the meats? If you are using a grill do you put your meats on foil in case gluten items were also cooked on it? What about spices or rubs used? Another possibilty is that you're still too damaged to digest meats well. You could try adding a probiotic to your vitamin regime and eating stuff with natural enzymes like pineapple might also help. Legally companies can't put a gluten free label on single ingredient items like meat or milk for example. Hope you get to the bottom of this and are feeling better soon.
I got cc by fish in the past. It is an item we buy monthly. It was from a store we normally use. When I asked our forum members they explained sometimes a one off can occur. I was shocked as it was safe before. They wereright. Thankfully since then no cc, the product, and store has been fine since.
In April I got cc by fresh produce Brussel sprouts from one of our regular stores. It was during our state stay at home order . I saw many new employees during that time and it's possible it got cc in transport or handling during the height of our states pandemic.
For chicken we typically buy frozen chicken breasts. Some of the stores carry other marinated or breaded items in the fresh case. I have had stores/deli/butcher's tell me something is gluten-free, but I see a marinated or breaded items in same case etc. We avoid that.
I have only seen certified gluten-free on packaged gluten free breaded items or prepared frozen meals for example certified gluten-free nuggets. The typical fresh package from well known company or frozen breasts just lists ingrediants. The deli/fresh meat cases in stores around me sell prepared breaded/marinated so we do not buy from the meat counter.
I know I personally had after my challenge issues with additives etc so I had to get items with the least amount of ingrediants.
Perhaps someone else on the forum will be by to add to the thread.
I am sorry you got cc and our unwell. I hope you heal quickly.
Most people say that all fresh chicken, beef and other meat is gluten free. I have found that to not be a true statement. In fact, I get gluten reactions to most of the fresh meat available at most supermarkets. Now I understand that meat is naturally gluten free. But as we know, even naturally gluten free foods can become cross contaminated during processing and packaging. So, it would be a good thing if certified gluten free fresh meats were available for purchase. That way celiac patients could reasonably know that the purchased meat was not cross contaminated. Does anyone know why certified gluten free fresh meat is not available for purchase? Has anyone else besides me experienced gluten reactions from fresh meat?