Gluten can be hidden in the following foods:

The below list is not all inclusive

  • Candy such as licorice, gum and some chocolates
  • Lipsticks
  • Herbal supplements
  • Drugs and over the counter medicines
  • Processed luncheon meats
  • Imitation bacon
  • Imitation seafood
  • Marinades
  • Self-basting poultry
  • Soy sauce
  • Broth and soup bases
  • Breading, coating mixes, bread crumbs, croutons

Watch out for the following terms which may indicate the presence of Gluten.

  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Caramel colour
  • Modified starch
  • Malt or Malt flavoring

The Good News: Health Canada has recognized that the labeling of food allergens needs to be enhanced and is accepting comments from the public to be taken into consideration for the final revised regulations which will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. For more information, please see Health Canada’s website.

The average timeframe for diagnosis of Celiac disease in Canada is 10 years. Because the symptoms can range from mild to severe and there is no definitive symptom (other than Dermatitis Hepitaformis), Celiac disease can often be overlooked. Once considered, Celiac blood tests are taken which can take up to 3 weeks for results and may provide a reasonable diagnosis.

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