Thursday, November 4, 2010

Raleigh CSA Support Group 10-21-2010 Meeting Recap

Special thanks to Gail for taking meeting minutes during the last North Raleigh Celiac Support Group meeting on 10-21-2010. Below is a recap for those of you that could not make the meeting.

North Raleigh Celiac Support Group
CSA Chapter 108
October 21, 2010 7:00-9:00 PM
Rex Hospital Private Dining Room, Raleigh, North Carolina

To open the meeting, Pat welcomed everyone, requested help with our printing fund, and announced a guest for the evening.

Pat introduced a student from North Carolina State University who represents a team that is investigating options available for gluten testing as an engineering class project. Current methods are expensive and can be complicated. At NCSU they are looking into developing a gluten testing system that uses disposable, single-use refills, similar in concept to those used by diabetics to test blood sugar. The support group expressed many ideas regarding testing and offered best case ideas for the students to investigate. Cost per test was a major issue with the group.

More gluten-free products are coming to market and our group receives many of them to try. Whole Foods is developing a new gluten-free and dairy-free sandwich loaf. Many samples of Whole Foods Gluten Free Bakehouse products, in addition to the new bread loaf, were tasted. Eco-Planet Organics brochures and samples were also shared.

Miltons, a local North Raleigh restaurant, provided delicious tastings of their new gluten-free pizza which is produced in a dedicated area. The feedback on the “Choice Batter”, the gluten-free food coating mix distributed last month was positive. One tester even baked the chicken with excellent results.

Rosie’s Plate has scheduled many upcoming happenings. Please check out her website at to review all the classes, demos, tastings and contests.

General discussion followed all the great food.
Our next meeting will be held at Rex Hospital on Thursday November 18, 2010.
Submitted by,
Gail Harris


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