For those of you that like eating at McDonald’s, you might be interested to know that the company will no longer state that anything is gluten-free in their restaurants. No, that does not mean that there is nothing gluten-free there, of course. It means that the company decided to tell consumers to read the ingredients of menu items to decide whether it’s safe for them to eat there or not.
This protects the company from a legal standpoint because their formal statement on the status of gluten-free menu options is that they won’t confirm anything is safe – or unsafe – for people who can’t eat gluten. For full details about this change, please read this post from Celiac-Disease.com. Be sure to click on the link in the article regarding the status of McDonald’s French fries.