CAN YOU SPOT THE GLUTEN FREE FAIL?
Crested Butte, Colorado
GLUTEN FREE DISCLAIMER FAIL
Apparently, "Gluten Free" still has no universal definition deep into the Rocky Mountains of Crested Butte. As I travel throughout the country I continue to be disappointed at places that I both expect and least expect this issue to occur. What makes a bakery item gluten free, a processed cheese ball, napkin, knife, wood cutting board surface or apple? Self labeling is still a joke it seems to many in the food industry.
How about offering actual gluten free food without a disclaimer?
Or stop serving it at all.
Owners of these products and establishments clearly do not care about reality, health concerns and this is just scratching the surface. You should re-consider eating out seriously, because, these same places can be feeding you some other unhealthy, dangerous substances since they don't care about actual gluten free labeling and the allergies. The disclaimer is their way of serving health risks to cover their own a$$.
Can Anyone Trust The Food Industry?
This extends way beyond just gluten free, but we'll keep it here. This self-labeling gluten free policy is not working from the FDA. Even though many of these brands, cafes, bakeries and restaurants likely know what they're doing wrong nobody stops them! They offer food to people who don't have a gluten free lifestyle health concern just to offer it for people who decide to eat less gluten. Yet, the joke is on them. A disclaimer typically gets thrown at the bottom of the marketing and promotional areas, where most people don't see it or are forced to except it. Or each restaurant says, "we do our best to separate, but can't guarantee anything". That's our life, ground hogs day.