The “device” that claims to detect gluten… I call BS.

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So apparently there’s a “device” that claims to be able to detect gluten in food… I call BS.

I’ve just shared this on Facebook, but I feel like I need to also share it here as well to stop confusion that seems to be around it.

There are a few articles going around at the moment about a “device” that can detect gluten in your food and I just want to address that.

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Before we get too excited about it I think that we need to ask a few questions:

  • Even if it could detect gluten in a sample of food, what’s to say that the next bite of food isn’t contaminated?
  • Do you plan on testing every food type on your plate? Every piece of salad… every piece of chicken… and the dressing?
  • How does it actually “detect” gluten?
  • Does it test for oats as well?

If this was actually legitimate wouldn’t Coeliac Australia be telling us about it? Or the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research be testing it, as they are with vaccines?
Also, it claims to test if there is more than 20ppm of gluten in food – this isn’t in line with Australian levels of gluten safe for coeliacs.

It is very misleading and quite frankly seems to be a scam to play on the insecurities that gluten brings to those who are affected by it and that is really not ok.

Please wait for the vaccine that is being tested to be on the market by the reputable Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research rather than getting excited for the next BS device or tablet that claims miracles. What may be ok for the fad gluten free dieters and those who are not diagnosed as coeliacs is not ok for those of us who are medically diagnosed.

Please don’t be fooled. If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

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