FDA Issues Gluten in Drug Products and Associated Labeling Recommendations
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA), on December 12, 2017, issued guidance to drug manufacturers to voluntarily label medications with a statement indicating that gluten-containing ingredients were not used to make the product, when such a statement is true. The Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) has been at the forefront of the fight to clearly label…Continue Reading
Podcast on Patient and Caregiver Participation in Celiac Disease Research
On November 15, 2017, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) Chief Executive Officer, Marilyn G. Geller, was a guest on the podcast of the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Health System. This podcast episode focused on the importance of participating in celiac disease research. We often hear about clinical trials and research in the news, but…Continue Reading
Hidden in Plain Sight: Tricks and Tips for a Safe, Fun Halloween
Trick-or-Treating & the Teal Pumpkin Project™ CDF has joined with FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) and the Teal Pumpkin Project™ to raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion, to ensure that ALL trick-or-treaters can enjoy Halloween! Consider posting a sign on your door and painting a pumpkin teal to signify that you will be giving out…Continue Reading
Survey Results: Would You Use an In-Home Gluten-Detecting Test?
Celiac Disease Foundation recently administered a survey to gauge community interest in using a simple in-home urine or stool test to monitor gluten intake. Through our iCureCeliac® patient registry, we have found that 53% of people with celiac disease continue to experience symptoms while on a strict gluten-free diet. The most common reason for persistent…Continue Reading
Arsenic in the Gluten-Free Diet: Are You At Risk?
Rice has been found to contain varying amounts of arsenic. Rice plants absorb arsenic from flooded paddy soils, but the amount and type of arsenic depends on many factors, such as the type of rice, the way the rice is grown, and the way it is processed. Rice soaks up arsenic more easily and at higher…Continue Reading