Sunday, February 8, 2009

Here's Your Weekend Update

Hey Everyone!

Another weekend has gone by and I have so much to tell you! First of all, I noticed that the pizza parlor at the end of my street, Viva Herbal Pizzeria, serves gluten free pizza. It is located at 179 2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets. Hopefully, I will get a chance soon to check it out and report back to you with more details.

For those of you in Europe or who travel to Europe, you may want to be informed about the new standards for Gluten Free Food labels. Now, all products that are labeled "gluten free" in the EU must contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. Previously, gluten free products just had to have less than 200 ppm. Therefore, grains that have been specifically processed to contain gluten levels of less than 100 ppm can no longer be labeled, "gluten free." They must now be labeled, "gluten reduced" or "very low gluten." Foods that are naturally gluten free cannot be labeled "gluten free." If they choose to be labeled, they must be labeled, "naturally gluten free." The official method of testing gluten levels is by the ELISA method. These new labeling laws will be mandatory starting January 1st, 2012.

Ms. Celiac Says...has now opened a new store in addition to Ms. Celiac's Shop. I am pleased to announce the opening of Ms. Celiac's Market. The market will contain gluten free food products that have been taste-tested by Ms. Celiac herself. There will be no products in the marketplace that I do not approve. From now on, I will inform you whenever a product mentioned in a blog post is available to purchase through Ms. Celiac's Market. So, go get some gluten free goodness at Ms. Celiac's Market!

Again, I want to remind everyone that this month I will be featuring gluten free bakeries, products, and restaurants of Northern Italy. In the coming months, I will feature a variety of other international and domestic cities on Ms. Celiac Says.

Thank you again to all of our new and returning visitors. Ms. Celiac Says... has received a variety of international visitors from countries such as Australia, Belize, Canada, Chile, India, and Israel and domestic visitors from 21 states including: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachussetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, and Wisconsin.


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