A GIANT Step Forward

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Dude Note: To honor Celiac Awareness Month and to help raise awareness of our disease, I will be attempting 31 blog posts in 31 days. My goal is simple: to make most of them not suck. If you’ve got ideas for a good post or if you’d like to guest blog, by all means, contact me. Your input is more than welcome. And if you know anybody with celiac disease, give them some extra lovin’ this month. They deserve it.

Today’s post (my 100th post by the way…who woulda thunk it??) is a simple shout-out to Giant Food Stores.

The label above is now going on all of their gluten-free items in their stores.

Wegmans does this and it is such a huge help when we go food shopping. And when I say “we” I really mean Mrs. Dude.

Not only are they including the label, but the literature we received from them shows me that they “get it”.  I’ve scanned the pamphlet and I’ll show it below.

But I’ll point out one section titled “Who should follow a gluten-free diet?”

And within this section, they have this little nugget: Following a strict gluten-free diet when not medically prescribed poses a significant risk for intolerant intake of folic acid, B vitamins, iron, calcium, vitamin D and fiber.

YES!!

And on their website, they have a gluten-free shopping list, gluten foods to avoid and a resources page with recipes, etc.

So kudos to you Giant. We’re getting there.

Here’s the pamphlet.

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4 thoughts on “A GIANT Step Forward”

  1. At some of the stores here they do this, only on items that are labelled gluten-free. And it’s more of a sign on the shelf (which I have noticed are at times misleading based on their placement!). Having it on the actual shelf tag is a much better idea!

    1. The Gluten Dude

      This tag goes on the item itself. Still need to double check ingredients but it’s a step in the right direction.

  2. Gluten Free items out of stock on a consistent basis. Factory contamination items marked with Gluten Free tags (Amber alert, Amber alert). Frequent requests for items such as Udi’s hot dog buns, Udi’s pizza shells, or Kinnikinnick thin pizza crusts going unanswered.

    It is a nice pamphlet and website and the shelf tags are pretty.

    But, is this as good as it gets for Celiacs ?

    1. The Gluten Dude

      I understand, and share, your frustration Rick. I’m not saying they’re perfect and they do have a ways to go, but it’s something and they do seem to understand the disease more so than most bandwagoners.

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