378.Gluten Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 14

Re: Gluten Free dining: from on 2004-12-21

Having got my dietary cards and been using them I think everyone should know about them!!!! It's made life SO much easier!!! I have one friend in Germany who thought that I had mistranslated things - she didn't understand how anyone could live like this! Now all we need is for ALL restaurants/bars etc to label (just as they do for vegetarians) and we'll be getting somewhere. For the record - I work in the City and a growing number of establishments have GF markers on their menus - apart from one All Bar One where they didn't know, the kitchen staff didn't know and my food was delivered with a comment that our waitress was the first aider, so if it went wrong I'd be ok

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from Maggie on 2005-01-05

Greens and Heron also sell gluten free beer in the UK but I don't know where it is brewed.

See http://coeliac.info/suppboard/viewtopic.php?t=112 for more details including beer available in other countries

Re: Supplier of Gluten-free flour and spices: from on 2005-01-06

Please could you advise me on which bread maker is best for making wheat-free loaves.I hadn't realised there are so many flours to buy either.I feel asthough I have so much to learn its overwhelming.Please help

Re: Gluten-Free oat products: from on 2005-01-14

Greetings to people with celiac disease:

Below is a reply that I wrote to someone who inquired about including oats in the celiac disease diet. I am posting this reply to emphasize the fact that, while gluten-free oats probably are safe for MOST, but NOT ALL people with celiac disease to eat, each celiac disease person should consult with their physician and/or dietitian before doing so.

Best wishes, Tracy


Hi Paul -

Yes, we're in the process of setting up to do this (market gluten-free oats). We hope to have product available by the end of March, 2005.

We have a process whereby we are sure that there is no cross-contamination with wheat, barley, rye, etc. Unfortunately, it is going to be expensive to set this all up, so initial product costs will be high. However, we hope that after a first successful year we will be able to start dropping the price. We have not yet settled on a retail price.

Two notes of caution:
1) We have done an extensive review of the medical literature, and the vast majority of reports say that gluten-free oats should be OK for MOST but NOT ALL (my emphasis) celiac disease people to eat. Likewise, the U.S. National Institutes of Health June, 2004 Consensus Development Conference Statement on Celiac Disease ( http://consensus.nih.gov/cons/118/118celiacPDF.pdf ) states that "Oats appear to be safe for most people with celiac disease..." (p.6, paragraph 6).

2) I notice that your return email address is in Canada. Health Canada and CFIA, with whom we have had extensive consultation, tell us that in Canada our products cannot be labelled, sold, advertised, etc as "gluten-free" because of a Health Canada Regulation (FDR, B.24.018) prohibiting any product that contains oats to be marketed in any way as GF. Until this regulation is changed, which may take years, we and everybody else must abide by it.

I hope that this helps. If you have more specific questions drop a line and I'll try to respond.

Best wishes, Tracy

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from on 2005-01-17

Dear Alice
I am sure they are delicious but they are not brewed in the U.K they are brewed in Belgium. I can't fault them but I think it is good to support our own small breweries

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from on 2005-01-27

you can't support what isn't being produced, and why support something that does not taste nice?

Heron is poor, Bi-Aglut is horrid, Greens is the only beer that actually tasteslike beer.

Greens developed the beer, he's british and we should be supporting british entrepreneurialism

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from on 2005-01-29

I could'nt resist browsing your net.We Coeliacs are still very parched in Australia.
However we are advised by [as I know] a couple of our smaller breweries that we may get some relief by the end of February.
In the meantime you good people drink up and we will do our best to catch up.

Kind regards, Dave Woods

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from on 2005-01-29

David,

I understand that Green's is coming your way as well over the next few months so you will probably end up better off than us here. I do not know what other gf beers there will be, all I can say is that Green's is delicious and is a range of 3 products, a lager, a bitter (highly regarded by CAMRA over here) and a stout....and for you it is likely to an oasis in the desert!

I could not imagine a hot climate and no beer. That's just cruel

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from on 2005-02-15

Ben,

I live fairly local to Thirsk, (Darlington) can you buy direct from the brewery?? or do they serve it in the local Pubs in the vicinity.

Have tried "Against the Grain" and was really impressed so I am looking forward to trying Hambleton Ales effort but it seems a little more expensive to mail order a case, I would like to save some money by picking a few bottles up myself!

Regards,

Lee

Re What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from Farhan on 2005-03-30

is coke really not allright ??
confirm it up from coca cola ?!

you just cannot say 'NO' to this !