The little device that is changing the world for food allergies!
My Nima Sensor arrived on January 30th, 2017. I thought I would use it when we eat at places other than our house. Just about everything in our house has on the label gluten free. I have come to discover since owning my Nima sensor that gluten free is not really gluten free. I am a careful person, naturally trusting and usually a rule follower… So when a product is labeled gluten free and it came back with gluten found I literally started freaking out. As a careful person I read labels, make sure stuff is not made in a facility with gluten, email companies and ask if they are gluten free, google items from the store, you get my drift. I felt betrayed. I got really angry at the label that said gluten free and the companies that were following FDA guidelines for less than 20 ppm of gluten but gluten is still gluten and who knows for sure how many ppm is ok? Australia, Italy and Canada to name a few have much lower ppm of gluten allowed…… My husband and I marvel at out wonderful 17 days in Italy eating out the whole time and never getting sick. They require 5 ppm which is 4 times less than the US. I followed the rules and bought products that were labeled gluten free. I ate off the gluten free menu and gave the staff the ordering instructions of being gluten free. I have learned a lesson after thinking I was so careful for years!
I wish I knew what to do to help companies who label products gluten free actually be gluten free. I am hoping more and more companies will see the need to become certified gluten free so that the public who truely need gluten free to be 100% gluten free can feel safe and confident in their food purchasing.
I think how great 2017 is going to be and how well I am going to feel. I have had to break up with some favorite products. I am making a trip to Whole Foods to hopefully find some new favorites to replace the old ones 🙂 It makes me appreciate companies who go through the process to become certified gluten free. That will be our new standard when shopping for items since I know they have to contain less than 10 ppm. I will still test items and watch what other Nima users test and add those items back into our lives but I am no longer as naturally trusting especially with my health.% | % | % | %