avoiding gluten contaminationGluten contamination or cross-contamination occurs when gluten free food comes into contact with food that does not contain gluten. For someone diagnosed with Coeliac Disease or following a gluten free diet coming into contact with gluten can cause an adverse reaction.
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Help I’ve eaten gluten by mistake The sensitivity to gluten varies between individuals. Some people with coeliac disease or those who are sensitive to gluten can tolerate higher levels of gluten than others
Symptoms of a "glutening" Not all individuals who have been diagnosed with coeliac disease will experience symptoms if they consume gluten.
Case Study Read Izzy's acount of eating gluten by mistake. Izzy has been diagnosed with Coeliac disease and Dermatitus Herpetiformis.
What to do if I have eaten gluten? The important thing is to remember that following a gluten free diet is a learning process.
Preventing gluten contamination in the future It is important that gluten free foods are not contaminated by gluten during storage and food preparation. Following theses practical measures will greatly reduce any risk.