Awareness of coeliac disease and the gluten status of ‘gluten‐free’ food obtained on request in catering outlets in Ireland

@article{McIntosh2011AwarenessOC,
  title={Awareness of coeliac disease and the gluten status of ‘gluten‐free’ food obtained on request in catering outlets in Ireland},
  author={James McIntosh and Andrew Flanagan and Nora Madden and Maurice Mulcahy and Lawrence Dargan and Michael Walker and Duncan Thorburn Burns},
  journal={International Journal of Food Science and Technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={1569-1574}
}
Summary The only current effective treatment for coeliac disease (CD) is a lifelong diet that is as free from gluten as possible. This study provides baseline evidence to inform future interventions of benefit to CD sufferers by examining awareness of CD issues by food servers and preparation staff, assessing their claims to provide gluten-free foods by analysis of a meal concurrently sampled. While the majority of attempts to purchase a ‘gluten-free’ meal on request in restaurants were… 

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