Domino's Pizza has launched a gluten-free pizza crust at all of its nearly 5,000 stores in the U.S. It is the first national delivery chain to offer a gluten-free crust.
However, this news comes with a heavy disclaimer (see the video below for full disclaimer)...
The company consulted with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, which offers an official accreditation program to restaurants that serve gluten-free items. Here's where things get a bit tricky though. Domino's explains in a press release:
"While Domino's new Gluten Free Crust is appropriate for those with mild gluten sensitivity, Domino's and the NFCA do not recommend it for those with celiac disease. Domino's and the NFCA found that while the crust is certified as gluten free, current store operations at Domino's cannot guarantee that each handcrafted pizza will be completely free from gluten."
In short, the gluten-free pizza crust is made in a facility where there is gluten present, so the company doesn't recommend the crust for those with celiac disease or severe gluten sensitivity. For more FAQs, see Domino's Facebook page.
We would LOVE to hear your thoughts about this, so feel free to post in the comments below! Are you excited? Would you give the pizza a try, knowing that there's a risk of cross-contamination?
Domino's also made a video about the crust that explains why Domino's is so excited about the product, and also discusses the risks of eating the crust if you have celiac disease: