To ensure your safety at restaurants, farmer’s markets and at the homes of family and friends always Ask Gluten-Free Questions.
Specifically, ask whether the bakery undertakes independent laboratory testing to confirm that their cross-contamination protocol results in baking proven to contain <20ppm. See Health Canada Regulations below.
FYI: Baking promoted as gluten free by Portofino European Wholesale Bakery undergoes regular third-party gluten-testing. Portofino shares its results with The Celiac Scene.
Dedicated gluten-free bakeries in Victoria and on Vancouver Island:
- Bake My Day outlet store in at 3030 Dogwood Road in Duncan and at retailers and farmer’s markets
- Origin Bakery at 1525 Pandora Ave, Victoria and 1790 Island Highway, Colwood
- Sante Gluten-Free Cafe at 2630 Quadra Street in Victoria
- Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro at 541 1st Ave in Ladysmith
Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about fresh baking promoted as gluten free in Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
As of August 4, 2012, section B.24.018 of the Food and Drug Regulations will state that:
It is prohibited to label, package, sell or advertise a food in a manner likely to create an impression that it is a gluten-free food if the food contains any gluten protein or modified gluten protein, including any gluten protein fraction, referred to in the definition “gluten” in subsection B.01.010.1(1).
Subsection B.01.010.1(1) reads:
(a) any gluten protein from the grain of any of the following cereals or the grain of a hybridized strain created from at least one of the following cereals:
(iv) triticale, or
(v) wheat, kamut or spelt; or
(b) any modified gluten protein, including any gluten protein fraction, that is derived from the grain of any of the cereals referred to in subparagraphs (a)(i) to (v) or the grain of a hybridized strain referred to in paragraph (a). (gluten)