Gluten Testing

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our daughter is a playful n naughty preschooler who like all those her age used to fuss about food. Meal times would be like war times and finishing one chapati would be an ordeal. No amount of coaxing, lecturing or scolding would make any difference to her eating habits when it came to wheat and related food and yet fruit would always be welcome. All this while her stomach was bloating .To cut a long story, she was diagnosed with Celiac disease and since then we have been on a constant journey of discovery. Along the way we've had despair,anxiety and a lot of question marks to give us company. Paranoia has become paramount when it comes to checking out food labels. Eating out means limited choice, long faces and upsetting questions like " Why can I not have this?" " Can I have only one of this?".

Even after years of jostling with this disease head on we still seem to be hitting the wall when it comes from picking out normal daily need products from the market. The bigger DEMON here seems to be the HIDDEN gluten intake from these products. Since in India we do not have any rules with regard to mentioning ALLERGEN information on food products we are sure that people with allergies face this problem regularly.

So instead of being part of a problem we decided to find a solution for it. That is how Gluten Testing started . Each month some products are taken from the market like butter / cheese/ ketchup/ ice cream etc. and are sent for testing.This is just an attempt to find answers to the ever growing question 'What can we eat?'.Please remember that most of these companies do not write GLUTEN FREE on their products , so they can't be held liable if they change ingredients and henceforth become unsafe for consumption of Celiacs.


We would like to thank all contributors  who  made Gluten  testing possible. Thank you all.
  • Amit Ahuja
  • Ankur and Kajal Tibrewal
  • Dr.Deeksha Chowdhary
  • Jeeva Anna George
  • Gauri Chandra
  • Nandini Parmar
  • Monica Gupta
  • Mudita Sachdeva
  • Pavneet Vohra Soni
  • Preeti Pahuja
  • Prerna Handa
  • Priti Kumari
  • Purnima Arora
  • Rajesh & Taruna Bhatia
  • Rekha Pawar
  • Ritu Kathuria
  • Seerat Randhawa
  • Shiba Abbasi
  • Shikha Chhabra
  • Tushar Vij
  • Vartika Joneja

9 comments:

Manish Bansal said...
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Mona Kumari said...

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!null said...

Thanks

!null said...

Thanks

Divya B said...

Is brown n poison custard powder also gluten free?

Reetika said...

Hi Divya,
Brown and Polson custard powder has not been tested so far. It will help to get confirmation form the company itself.

Reetika said...

Hi Divya,
Brown and Polson custard powder has not been tested so far. It will help to get confirmation form the company itself.

Jagvinder Vij said...

Is amul mozzrella cheese gluten free?

Reetika said...

It does not contain any ingredients that have gluten. It can be consumed by celiacs

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