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Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar - Gluten Free Pizzas? NO!!
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False Gluten Free Claims on Crust Gourmet Pizzas
Came to this page thinking that a place of the name "Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar" could accommodate your needs? Well, think again.
Crust Gourmet pizza bar was the first of pizza chain food outlets to offer gluten free pizza bases. Be aware, they cannot guarantee their gluten free status on them. This is shown by the following text: Remember, even though we go to great lengths to identify allergens in our products, be advised we cannot guarantee a 100% allergen free environment.
Fair enough, until you see the GLUTEN FREE term, once again, waved in everyone's faces. They even put GLUTEN FREE stickers on the boxes of pizzas where a gluten free base was used in the making of the pizzas, yet they can't guarantee that their pizzas are completely free of traces of gluten.
THIS IS FALSE ADVERTISING, CRUST! YOU CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS! YOU CANNOT CLAIM THAT SOMETHING IS GLUTEN FREE IF THERE MAY BE TRACES OF GLUTEN IN IT. NO IFs BUTs or WHATEVERs! YOU CAN'T. YOU CAN ONLY CLAIM SOMETHING AS GLUTEN FREE IF IT ACTUALLY IS 100% GLUTEN FREE. IT's THE LAW!!! WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS ILLEGAL!!
I have been in their stores. I have seen staff members chucking gluten free toppings onto glutenny bases and then removing the leftovers and placing them back into the toppings trays! WELL DONE CRUST *snort*!
And YOU, the COELIAC SOCIETY oF AUSTRALIA: What on earth do YOU think YOU are doing by allowing them to be members, when they can't even guarantee the gluten free status of items they label as gluten free!!By law, in Australia, you cannot label something as "gluten free" unless it is 100% guaranteed gluten free!