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The kitchen at Candle 79 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves both vegan and gluten-free food. The restaurant is responding to the higher demand nowadays for a gluten-free option.

When preparing a gluten-free meal, the chef and his staff are very careful about making sure there is no cross contamination of food. Cleaning dishes and utensils is one thing but more than that, gluten-free food is cooked in a different pan using different oil.

Keeping things 100-percent gluten free has become a priority with the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA's new federal rules clearly defining the use of the term "gluten-free" on packaged foods. It is designed to assure people with celiac disease that the foods labeled gluten-free actually are gluten-free.

Lenox Hill Hospital's Dr. Len Horovitz said about 3 million Americans have celiac disease. A mislabeled food item could cause health problems.

 

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