Yesterday I learned that CeliAct took the Domino’s Pizza gluten-free debacle a step further and had some samples tested for the presence of gluten by an acclaimed lab. Read below for more information:
The Domino’s Gluten-Free Lab Test
Since we sell supplements specifically for people with celiac disease, making sure that our supplements are gluten-free is the most important step we take in producing CeliAct. For that reason, we use a lab that tests down to a sensitivity of 3 parts per million (ppm). To put that into context, the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) tests down to a sensitivity of 10 ppm. World leading celiac experts, including Dr. Fasano, have suggested that the FDA use a threshold of 20 ppm to conclude that a food is gluten-free or not.
We decided that one pizza was not enough. To get more representative results, we tested Domino’s gluten-free pizzas from 3 different cities across the United States. Pizzas from New Orleans, Boston and Washington, DC were used for the test.
Once at the lab, each pizza was homogenized (think high-grade food processor) to ensure that the whole pizza was tested, and not just any small piece.
The Results of the Domino’s Gluten-Free Lab Test
- New Orleans: Undetectable (less than 3 ppm)
- Boston: Undetectable (less than 3 ppm)
- Washington, DC: 7 ppm
Keep in mind that Domino’s has over 5,000 locations and the tests mentioned above sampled gluten-free pizza from 3 of those locations.
Last month I asked if you would be willing to order Domino’s Gluten-Free Pizza right after all of the initial information came out. Now that the some samples of pizza have been tested in a lab, does this change how you feel? Please participate in the poll below and feel free to discuss your thoughts in the comments section.