Stephen: Study shows a third of gluten-free restaurants are not gluten free

A new study presented at a meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in Philadelphia finds that one-third of all restaurants that claim to be gluten-free actually serve food that contains trace levels of the substance, which can cause intestinal damage to those suffering from celiac disease. Most egregiously, more than half of all supposedly gluten-free pizzas contain gluten. “The fact that gluten was so often found in pizza suggests that sharing an oven with gluten-containing pizza is a prime setting for cross-contamination,” explained lead author Benjamin Lebwohl of Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center.

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