Thursday, August 8, 2013

Three Things Thursday

There's been a lot happening in the gluten-free world lately. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they're all pretty good things, but here's the TTT breakdown.

1. FDA passes gluten-free labeling law: I got a bit of backlash last week when I posted some of my concerns about the new ruling, but I still hold to it that this is a GOOD thing, in theory. I'm going to have to see how it plays out in practice. I was surprised that no one really shared my concern - most of the negative feedback I saw about the ruling was about how 20 ppm is still too much. I'll be really interested to see what happens in the next year on this.

2. Tim Horton's releases gluten-free macaroon: Man, I love Canada. Hockey, maple syrup, Tim Horton's ... and now I have even more reason to love those dang Canucks. The nice people at Tim Horton's sent me a sample recently of the new GF macaroon. It's certified by the GFCO, and individually wrapped. Also, it tastes like angels singing. I don't particularly like the texture of coconut, but I could easily get hooked on these. Sadly, there is not a TH anywhere near where I live. Which is probably good for both my waistline and my wallet. And also another reason to go to Canada.

3. Celiac disease is serious and can give you cancer: It was all over the news last week and earlier this week that untreated celiac disease can lead to lymphoma. Which, if you have celiac disease, you are well aware of. But so often we're bombarded with "news" stories about gluten-free being trendy, or celebs doing it to get skinny, so it was nice this week to hear the more serious side come out. And yes, I fought the urge to send links to the articles to everyone who gives me crap, with the subject line "SEE? IT'S A THING!!!"



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