Monday, May 7, 2012

Domino's introduces gluten-free pizza, with a disclaimer

Big pizza news today. Domino's Pizza is becoming the first national delivery chain to offer pizza with a gluten-free crust. But the announcement does come with a caution.
The company is also saying that while the pizza is made without gluten, it will be made in the same kitchen as its other pizzas. So it can not guarantee that the pizza will be free from gluten cross-contamination.
The pizzas should be available today in local Jacksonville stores.
Domino's has consulted with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness about the gluten-free pizzas. It has even prepared a video online to discuss the issues of how safe or not safe it is for people with gluten-related disorders.
I give them credit for honesty. Unlike when California Pizza Kitchen introduced its gluten-free pizzas last year, Domino's does recognize the issue of cross-contamination and is giving us all the information it can. Basically, it says to use our own judgment in deciding whether this pizza is safe.
Personally, I'll give it a try. I know I probably won't get sick because I generally don't get instantly sick from ingesting gluten, as a lot of other celiacs do.
The gluten-free pizzas will be available in a 10-inch size only, and Domino's says prices vary by store.

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