Gluten Free Living: Here’s What’s Trending

Week of September 2, 2019

Stay informed with the latest news, research, and, sometimes, the off-beat items being shared online. Below are links to stories on a man suing T.G.I. Fridays after eating what he thought was a gluten-free hamburger bun, a new approach to food donations and more.

High Rates of Celiac Disease Among First-Degree Relatives

“A team of researchers recently set out to investigate rates of first-degree relatives (FDRs) with celiac disease detected at screening, and the diagnostic significance of anti-tissue transglutaminase (anti-TTG).”

Man Sues T.G.I. Fridays Over Allergic Reaction to Non-Gluten-Free Hamburger Bun

“A Virginia man is suing T.G.I. Fridays after suffering a life-threatening allergic reaction from a hamburger bun he thought was gluten-free. In May 2018, Randall Collier visited the T.G.I. Fridays in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for dinner, and told the waitstaff several times he had a ‘life-threatening gluten allergy.’”

New Model for Food Assistance Taps Tech to Feed Hungry People

“There’s often a good deal of stigma and sometimes logistical difficulty attached to getting meal assistance from food banks and soup kitchens. What if people who need food and meal assistance could get help that looked less like the familiar food pantries and soup kitchens, and more like the trendy food delivery services and pop-up eateries favored by the young and hip?”


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