"You have to know to be vigilant. Asian sauces have a lot if wheat in them," Quazza says.
Although her affliction has made life difficult in the past, things are now heading in a better direction, she explains. Quazza notes that upscale organic food retailers like Whole Foods now often designate a gluten-free area and have more detailed labeling on food, as well as providing special diet shopping lists at the customer service desk of each store or via the firm's
The upscale market also boasts a
The food-service industry as a whole is catching on quickly also."The biggest thing we do for people with food allergies and other dietary restrictions is that everything is made to order," says Chris Arnold, a spokesman for Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG - Get Report), "so customers have a remarkable amount of control." Likewise, casual dining venue Chili's offers an entirely gluten-free menu, according to a spokesman for the company. Similarly, the prestigious