GlutenTox Home to the rescue!
The Spanish celiac community was in a bit of a tough spot the other week: Mercadona, one of the country’s largest supermarket chains, had released a duo of gluten-free frozen pizzas. However, the Federation of Spanish Celiac Associations (FACE) didn’t want to include the pizzas on their list of safe foods.
Why not? Well, it depends on who you talk to, but one reason was the inclusion of a starch derived from wheat on the ingredient list — yes, that’s right, gluten-free wheat starch. Now, people with celiac disease from all over Spain were (safely) eating the gluten-free pizza, and Mercadona has a reputation for being extremely vigilant about their gluten-free labeling, but there were still concerns.
Happily, a journalist had heard of GlutenTox Home, got in touch with Biomedal, and ran some tests. The verdict? The pizza was gluten-free as labeled. Now if only they would open a Mercadona in the US!