May 18, 2012

Important Business! #DitchAmber. A follow up to my Domino's Pizza Post

Update - We did it!

I previously voiced my thoughts and concerns about Domino's "Gluten Free" Pizza. Earlier this week, launched a Health Petition to Ditch NFCA's Amber Designation. Naturally I signed and I encourage you to do the same.

This is not to say that I don't think the NFCA is doing excellent work promoting celiac disease awareness, because they are. They have wonderful programs, education materials, newsletters, and so much more! I've even participated in several of their fundraising events such as the fun as ever Cupcakes Party.

BUT I just can't get my mind around how they could promote an item that the manufacturer declares is not safe for celiacs, the exact issue they are trying to spread awareness for! Does this make any sense to anyone? I could possible see if another organization promoted it, but even the Gluten Intolerance Group is telling gluten intolerant and gluten sensitive people to stay away from the new Domino's "gluten free" offering.

If you need more information before you make the decision to sign, please visit
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And just for fun, have a laugh!

1 comment:

Rocky said...

Kitchens With Confidence agrees with you 100%. Confusion and uncertainty create opportunities for cross-contamination. The Amber designation is far too flexible to provide anything but false hope.

Even though the NFCA is "reconsidering" the Amber designation, people should still sign the petition and vote for safe certainty. Our AllerTrain program for restaurants places proper emphasis on avoiding cross-contamination for the CD diner as well as food-allergic individuals.