GF Life Hack #8 Celebrity Chef, Jamie Oliver and Gluten Free Certification: Why knowing your labels is important!

Not 5 days ago I posted about the importance of labels and gluten-free certification in my blog post To be or not to be Certified Gluten-Free. What does that mean? (That’s our question.)

When I was surfing the internet for new gluten-free information I ran across several headlines about Jamie Oliver and his company labeling items GF that are not necessarily gluten free.  Here’s a family friendly article I found during my search Jamie Oliver, celebrity chef Grub Street article

It is astounding to me that the Gluten Free certification label was treated like the gluten containing donut you were just handed at brunch!

My family loved watching Jamie Oliver on his Food Revolution show.  He would go to school cafeterias and help the cooks serve healthier options for lunch that kids would actually eat.  Being a teacher I enjoyed seeing healthy fresh options be devoured instead of scorned.  I could not believe what I have read on several different sites.  The TMZ article I read was particularly harsh-but not necessarily family friendly.  If you read the article by Grub Street it talks about how callously Jamie Oliver and his company are treating the GF logo-here’s a side-by-side comparison from that same article.

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It just further emphasizes several of the hacks I’ve shared already.  Be your own advocate, know and read labels and if you are unsure-ask! Be sure to leave a comment below about what you think about this news.  Watch what you eat and keep your gluten-free hacks close!  Here are some family favorite certified gluten-free items we have in our cupboard.

Krusteaz Gluten Free Brownie Mix

Krusteaz Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin Mix

Pamela’s Gluten-Free Pancake and Baking Mix

Namaste Gluten-Free Perfect Flour Blend

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