Northeast Ohio Celiac Network

Baking and Culinary Book Club October & November

Click Here to Register

The G-F Cooks’ Books Club Events

Are you interested in all things gluten-free in the kitchen?
Perhaps your baking and cooking skills are being challenged by the gluten-free ingredients, processes, methods etc!
Join Eileen Simon and Mariann Offtermatt the hosts of our monthly gluten-free cookbook gathering.
We’ll share our personal cookbook experiences and learn tips and tricks from each other.
We’ll serve up a tasting from the featured book too!

Plan on attending any of the free scheduled events and share the love of cooking with other g-f home chefs! Doors open at 6:30. Meeting commences at 7:00.
Check with your local library to borrow the books if you do not already own them.

Where:
Garfield Hts. Library
5409 Turney Rd.
Garfield Hts., 44125
216-475-8178

When:
Monday – Oct. 27, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Meeting Room B
Featured Book – The How Can it be Gluten Free Cookbook
America’s Test Kitchen

Monday – Nov. 24, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Meeting Room B
Featured Book – The Gluten-free Table
Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson

Click Here to Register

Giant Eagle GF Tasting on Oct. 11th in Solon & Green

Giant Eagle will be having a Gluten Free Tasting Fair from 11am-3pm at two of its Market District Stores in Solon & Green. The fairs will feature gluten-free products from Glutino, More than Gourmet, Udi’s, Bakery on Main, Clif Bar and more. You will be able to speak with a Giant Eagle Registered Dietitian at the Solon store.

The Market District Stores may have a larger selection of GF products than other Giant Eagle locations. A new store will be opening in Strongsville on Oct. 9th and is planning a gluten free cooking class on Nov.5th. Details soon. A Cuyahoga Falls Market District is slated to open in 2015.

Locations:
Market District Solon 34310 Aurora Road Solon OH 44139 (440) 248-4400
Market District Green 1700 Corporate Woods Parkway Uniontown OH 44685 (330) 896-4456

Columbus Celiac Disease Conference

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is hosting its 27th annual Celiac Disease Conference in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Registration is required and cost is $45 for the all day conference which includes a GF continental breakfast and GF lunch. Parking is $2. No Walk-ins allowed.

There are separate educational tracks for children and teens, speakers, and a vendor fair of about 10-20 vendors. Dr. Ivor Hill will speak as well as registered dietitians.

To register call 614-355-0662 or online.
It’s a bit tricky to navigate their website, so….
1) Click here: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/about-celiac-disease
2) In far right column under resources, click “Visit the Education site”.
3) Under the keyword search, type in “celiac”, click “search classes”. Conference link is the second choice. Click.
4) Conference details pop up and you register at the bottom.

Other conferences can cost $100 or more. Columbus conference rates are one of the best deals in the US. Register today before it is sold out.

The Gluten Free Labeling Law in Effect August 5th, 2014

The Gluten Free Labeling Act has gone into effect as of Aug. 5th, 2014. Food labeled gluten free must not contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten or suffer a penalty. Labeling is voluntary, so those on the gluten free diet still need to read labels on undesignated packaging. There is hope that the gluten free designation will apply to restaurants that offer a gluten free menu, but the FDA has not commented on enforcing standards. Groups like the American Celiac Disease Alliance are following up with the FDA.

The final rule applies to all FDA-regulated foods, but EXCLUDES foods whose labeling is regulated by the US Department of Agriculture and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, such as most meats, poultry, certain egg products and most alcoholic beverages. The USDA and TTB however voluntarily may follow the FDA GF standards on many products. On alcohol made from prohibited grains, then rendered gluten free with enzymes, the TTB states:

“Consistent with the new FDA regulations, TTB will continue to consider “gluten-free” label claims for alcohol beverages that are made from gluten-containing grains to be misleading to consumers who are seeking to avoid the consumption of gluten for health reasons. However, products made from gluten-containing grains may be labeled with a statement that the product was “Processed,” “Treated,” or “Crafted” to remove gluten, if that claim is made together with a qualifying statement that warns the consumer that the gluten content of the product cannot be determined and that the product may contain gluten.”

What You Are Saying

Please add your comments to keep our information up-to-date.

Have you found a new restaurant or product or have a recipe to share? Tell us about it.