Staying Safely Gluten-Free: At Home and Beyond

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May 3rd, 5 pm PST/ 8 pm EST 

You know the sources of gluten, are familiar with gluten-free alternatives and are feeling good. What else do you need to know for optimal health?  

How can you avoid even tiny amounts of gluten? What do you do when gluten accidentally gets into that “gluten-free” food you’re eating?  

Our experts will provide information about the science behind “getting glutened” and pro tips on avoiding cross-contact (also known as cross-contamination) with gluten in and outside of your home.  


In this session you’ll learn: 

  • What cross-contact means for someone living gluten-free. 
  • Ways to avoid cross-contact at home. 
  • Ways to watch out for cross-contact at a restaurant, dinner party, and more. 
  • How gluten exposure could happen, even when you’re careful. 
  • What to do when you think you’ve been “glutened.” 

Our experts will provide the latest information based on their different roles and experiences. You’ll come away from this session with greater insight into how to stay safely gluten-free no matter where you go. 

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Our Panelists: 

  • Dr. Joe Murray, gastroenterologist from the Mayo clinic, will address the health and clinical aspects of inadvertent exposures to gluten, including how to know if it happened and what to do about it.  
  • GFCO regulatory expert Laura Allred, Ph.D. will discuss how gluten can potentially get into foods at different points in the growing, production, and manufacturing cycle and how you can ensure that the packaged foods you consume are safely gluten-free.  
  • GIG registered dietitian and GFCO manager of quality control Ronni Alicea, who also has extensive food service experience, will provide insights and guidance on how to stay safely gluten-free when eating at restaurants and other food service establishments.  


More About Dr. Joe Murray: 

Dr. Joe Murray is a Professor of Medicine and a Consultant with a joint appointment in Immunology and Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His training in gastroenterology, population health, as well as his broad experience in clinical, translational, population and basic research provides him with a wide-ranging perspective of the discipline of gastroenterology and most specifically in celiac disease.   

He has published over 400 original articles primarily in the topics of celiac disease, malabsorption, esophageal disease, and esophageal physiology. His research has spread the gambit from basic work to clinical trials all the way through translational work through clinical trials. He has also participated in guideline development and has been the senior author on guidelines related to celiac disease.