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August 2013 Newsletter
We hope you enjoy all the articles and news we have for you this month. With the FDA's gluten-free labeling rule finally out, it has been an exciting time!
Confusion Over Omission Beer
By Jennifer Iscol

Omission beer  

Almost immediately after the Food and Drug Aministration announced its new gluten-free labeling rule on August 2nd, the labeling status of Omission beer became a source of confusion in online media. This analysis sorts out the facts from the spin.  Read more



The Counter: Custom Built Burgers
By Vic Dolcourt

Counter Burgers  
When I walked into The Counter's newest location in Mountain View, I felt that the restaurant wanted my business.  There was a logo on the wall saying "Gluten Free - So Can We," and a similar statement on the chalkboard.  Read more

Clarifying the New Gluten-Free Labeling Rule

The Celiac MD™
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
The FDA's new gluten-free labeling rule, announced on August 2nd, 2013, will have a significant impact on the ability of people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity to safely choose products at the grocery store. Here is a simple but comprehensive guide to understanding the rule and its impact on your shopping decisions.  Read more 


Yummy Supper by Erin Scott
Yummy Supper popsicles  
The Delights of Summer - For over 20 years, I've lived in Berkeley where summer can feel more like winter thanks to fog and a chilly marine layer. Even still, I crave sun and heat come summertime and the abundance of stone fruit, sweet melons, and juicy berries reminds me that it's hot somewhere.  
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Local business News

Mariposa Mini Cupcakes  

Mariposa Baking announces it is now offering Mini Cupcakes in 12-packs! They're gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free & vegan.  Available in the Oakland and S.F. Ferry Building Bakeshops.





Sheraton Chicago   

Celiac Event of the Year!

15th International Celiac Disease Symposium

Chicago, IL -- September 22-25, 2013



It is for everyone affected by or interested in celiac disease and gluten-related disorders

1,500+ attendees, 30+ countries

20+ hours from world experts

Questions, answers, discussion and debate

Gluten-free meals and welcome reception

Ground-breaking research


Brought to you by the

Save the Date! 
returns to the Bay Area on January 25-26, 2014
 at the San Mateo Convention Center

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Events Calendar for August

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Check out our monthly listing of support groups, events and classes in the greater Bay Area and Sacramento. Try something new!  


NEW! Opportunity to Participate in Celiac Research  


test tubes

Alan Goldsobel, MD, in San Jose will be conducting a research study for a potential treatment for celiac disease on behalf of Alvine Pharmaceuticals in San Carlos.  The study drug, when taken with meals, degrades gluten up to 96% and renders the peptides non-immunogenic.



The study is currently recruiting interested participants, ages 18-80, with a history of MD-diagnosed celiac disease, previous positive endoscopy, who are on a gluten free diet, but still having breakthrough symptoms.  The study med is taken 3 times a day with meals.  There will be 2 endoscopies during the study.  All of this is at no charge to the subject and they are compensated for their time.


Alvine Pharmaceuticals
More information regarding the study drug (ALV-003) can be seen on the Alvine Pharmaceuticals website you would like information about participating in the study, please contact Rosanna Hernandez rhernandez@allergycare.comKristi Annecone RN,FNP, or Nancy Branon RN


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Jennifer Iscol
Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California
P.O. Box 1506
Healdsburg, CA  95448