Analysis of Gluten Content in Gluten-Free Pizza from Certified Take-Away Pizza Restaurants
AbstractCurrently, a strict gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease. In Italy, food service establishments and restaurants can be certified for providing gluten-free foods, including pizza restaurants that make both gluten-free pizza and traditional wheat-based pizza. With this study we analyzed the gluten content in samples of gluten-free pizza prepared and purchased at certified restaurants in the Turin metropolitan area. All samples, from 28 pizzas and 28 cooked dough bases, produced results below the test limit of detection, except for one sample of cooked dough, that tested positive for gluten but still below the warning level for celiac consumers (<20 ppm). Gluten-free pizza, as advertised in the restaurants surveyed, can be considered a safe option for gluten-free consumption. Attention to and compliance with good manufacturing practices, a requisite for obtaining gluten-free certification for restaurants, were noted to have a positive effect on the final product. View Full-Text
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Bianchi, D.M.; Maurella, C.; Gallina, S.; Gorrasi, I.S.R.; Caramelli, M.; Decastelli, L. Analysis of Gluten Content in Gluten-Free Pizza from Certified Take-Away Pizza Restaurants. Foods 2018, 7, 180.
Bianchi DM, Maurella C, Gallina S, Gorrasi ISR, Caramelli M, Decastelli L. Analysis of Gluten Content in Gluten-Free Pizza from Certified Take-Away Pizza Restaurants. Foods. 2018; 7(11):180.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bianchi, Daniela M.; Maurella, Cristiana; Gallina, Silvia; Gorrasi, Ilaria S.R.; Caramelli, Maria; Decastelli, Lucia. 2018. "Analysis of Gluten Content in Gluten-Free Pizza from Certified Take-Away Pizza Restaurants." Foods 7, no. 11: 180.
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