Monday, December 22, 2008

Useful Resources: Gluten Free Search Engine

I received notification today about the world's first Gluten Free Search Engine, Google Insights reports that gluten-related search queries have increased nearly 150% since 2004. is built on Google Search engine technology.

The wealth of gluten-free information on the web just became easily accessible with a gluten-free search engine featured exclusively at Here gluten-intolerant, Celiac, and health conscious individuals can search topics related to gluten-free living, read the latest Gluten Free Fox feature articles, and access a directory of over 1000 gluten free foods and personal care products.

The web, the number one resource for gluten-free information, has become saturated with gluten-free blogs, forums and resource sites. is the first search engine to utilize algorithmic filters and human-managed search results catering specifically to gluten-free needs. As a result, the Gluten Free Fox user is linked to the freshest, most noteworthy content from only the most respected gluten-free online sources.

Co-founded and created by Taylor Brown, notable Internet marketing manager and consultant, and Kristen Campbell, the diagnosed gluten sensitive author/creator of, the premier online gluten-free beauty website, and author of "Gluten Free Dieting--Trend or Staple" on, is the work of two seasoned gluten-free and Internet search experts. After spending many months sifting through the wealth of gluten-free information (and misinformation) on the web, Kristen and Taylor decided to take matters into their own hands and customize a search engine that would cater specifically to the gluten-free community.
I searched for Raleigh and this blog came up as the 2nd listing - I like it already.


Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic tool, but as we Celiacs have learned - be wary. I searched "chocolate" and returned results for Ghirardelli, which contains gluten. Check out this response from the company posted here:

"In June 2008, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company started production of a new milk chocolate bar which has a product containing barley malt as an ingredient. As a result, the line on which our chocolate bars and squares are produced, will now share a common line with barley gluten.

The chocolate chips (60% Bittersweet, Semi-Sweet, and Milk Chocolate) line and powder line (hot chocolates and baking cocoas) will remain free of gluten ingredients.

Ghirardelli takes the following measures to reduce cross contamination on our production lines: lines are cleaned between the changing from one product to the next. The first two batches of any product made are disposed of and not packaged."
Shawna Ortez, Senior Consumer Affairs Coordinator, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Shawna Ortez, Senior Consumer Affairs Coordinator, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Taylor said...

Thank you so much for letting us know about the Ghirardelli issue. This feedback is exactly what helps us improve Gluten Free Fox and provide the best search results possible.

In any case, we've reconfigured the search engine's filters so that this issue should be corrected within the next couple of hours (though sometimes it takes a little bit for the changes to go live).

Again, a big thank you so much for the feedback, and to Gluten Free Raleigh for providing excellent gluten-free information!

Taylor and Kristen

Anonymous said...

Two hours to respond and correct! Now that's dedication. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

there is also another search engine -

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