GlutenFreeIndy News - September, 2017
- Featured Recipe: White Bean Chile
The Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest will be at the Fairgrounds on September 23rd and 24th. You can receive a 20% discount on tickets when they are purchased through the Fest website using the Promo code GlutenFreeIndy during checkout.
Would You Like to Do a GF Cooking Demo?: The Food Allergy Fest has had a cancellation and they are looking for someone who would like to do a demo. Here is their request: If you love to cook and have a gluten-free dish you like to make, share your knowledge and be a presenter on the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest demo stage! Present at 10:30 am on both Saturday & Sunday! Email Sara Vollmer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Can you Volunteer?: The Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest also still needs volunteers, especially for Sunday, the 24th. (Volunteers do get free admission for the weekend). Click here for more information about volunteering.
Game-Changer - a New Way for Consumers to Detect Gluten in Food: In an astonishing development, researchers at Harvard have created a small,relatively inexpensive device that can detect gluten and multiple allergens at levels well below current methods. They have also designed the product so that results can be easily uploaded and shared with other consumers. The iEAT device detects gluten at 0.1 ppm! Here is news coverage on the topic: Keychain detector catches food allergens before it’s too late and the original study: Integrated Magneto-Chemical Sensor For On-Site Food Allergen Detection. It is still in development and there's no word yet on when it will be available. The company developing it is DOTS Technology Corp. Here is their website: www.dotscorp.com/ They appear to be preparing to market it. US Patent application and others; International Patent application
iEAT Test Results: The Harvard researchers tried using this new device to test gluten-free menu items from seven restaurants, and you can see the results here.