September 2011
Safe Gluten Threshold Levels

Dr. Fasano and the U of Maryland Center for Celiac Research submitted a letter entitled "In Defense of 20 Parts Per Million" to the FDA about the proposed gluten-free labeling rule. Another international celiac expert, Dr. Guandalini from the U of Chicago Celiac Disease Center has also commented about the safe gluten threshold level.

Dr. Fasano's Letter

Dr. Guandalini’s Letter

FDA’s Gluten-Free Comment Period Closes October 3

Consumers, health professionals, organizations, industry, and others can submit comments to the FDA about the proposed gluten-free rule. Choose the "submit a comment" button from the top task bar, enter docket number FDA-2005-N-0404 in the "keyword" space, and select "Search."

Gluten-Free/Allergen Labeling Webcast October 4

Learn about new food allergen and gluten-free labeling regulations in Canada in a free webcast on October 4 from 1:00-2:00pm EDT.

Adding Flax in the
Gluten-Free Diet

Flax is a nutritional powerhouse loaded with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients. Learn how to incorporate flax in gluten-free cooking and baking.

Gluten-Free Lunch & Lecture
by Shelley Case in San Diego
September 24

Enjoy a gluten-free lunch and informative presentation sponsored by Udi’s Gluten Free Foods and the celiac groups of San Diego. Register for this free event.

Celiac Disease & The Gluten Free Diet Events at ADA Conference in San Diego

Sunday, September 25 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
"Status of the Food and Drug Administration Rulemaking to Define the Food Labeling Term 'Gluten-Free'"

Speaker: Rhonda Kane, MS, RD

For more information, please visit this page.

Sunday evening, September 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dine with DIGID (Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Disease) at Roy’s Restaurant (attached to the Marriott).

This will be an evening of fun and great food as you learn about gluten free dining. All dietitians are welcome, no cost or registration required.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 27 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
"Finding Your Way in the Gluten-Free Maze"

Speakers: Alessio Fasano, MD; Colleen Zammer; Tricia Thompson, MS, RD

For more information, please visit this page.

Shelley’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements & Appearances

September 24, 2011 from 12:00-2:00 pm
San Diego Celiac Groups

Click here to download flyer.

September 25, 2011 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Product Marketplace Booth #24,
American Dietetic Association Conference,
San Diego, CA

September 26, 2011 from 1:00-2:30 pm
Udi's Gluten-Free Foods Booth #414, American Dietetic Association Conference, San Diego, CA

September 29, 2011 from 3:45-5:15 pm
The Gluten-Free Boom is Real- What Every Foodservice Department needs to know about the latest research, food sourcing and preparation

The Future of Food in Health Care Conference,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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October 2, 2011
All Things Baking Conference, Chicago, IL

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