Domino’s recently became the first national delivery pizza chain to offer a gluten-free pizza crust, but the pizza you get may not be 100 per cent gluten-free.The chain consulted with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) when they made the crust, but the NFCA wasn’t able to recommend it for people with celiac disease — a digestive disease that affects the small intestine — who can’t eat foods that contain gluten.
From the Domino’s press release:
“While Domino’s new Gluten Free Crust is appropriate for those with mild gluten sensitivity, Domino’s and the NFCA do not recommend it for those with celiac disease. Domino’s and the NFCA found that while the crust is certified as gluten free, current store operations at Domino’s cannot guarantee that each handcrafted pizza will be completely free from gluten.”
Why? The pizzas only contain gluten-free ingredients, but they’re being made in the same facilities as all the regular pizzas.
Domino’s Facebook page states, “while the Gluten Free Crust contains no gluten ingredients, a risk of gluten exposure can occur due to the handcrafted nature of the pizza and the variety of procedures in the kitchen.”
Domino’s has also put together a video that explains the risks for those with celiac disease, which you can find here.
So, while it’s a good selling point for Domino’s and a step forward for gluten-free consumers, it’s still not perfect.
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