THE GLUTEN-FREE QUESTION

Celiac disease, also known as gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE) or gluten intolerance, affects about one out of every 133 Americans. Along with food allergies, it has become a topic of concern for manufacturers and retailers alike. As awareness grows of the condition -- caused by an inability to absorb gluten from wheat, rye and barley -- the industry has responded with reformulated baking mixes

Celiac disease, also known as gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE) or gluten intolerance, affects about one out of every 133 Americans. Along with food allergies, it has become a topic of concern for manufacturers and retailers alike. As awareness grows of the condition -- caused by an inability to absorb gluten from wheat, rye and barley -- the industry has responded with reformulated baking mixes along with alternative breads, cookies, crackers, snacks and cereals.

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