Earlier this year Dominoâ€™s in the US began offering gluten free pizza and this turned out to be a controversial decision. Whilst the pizza bases they offered were themselves gluten free, the pizza was not completely gluten free as a result of cross contamination, deeming it pointless in the eyes of some and a step in the right direction to others.
Last week Pizza Hut in the UK announced that they have been working in close consultation with Coeliac UK to develop a new gluten-free pizza. Exciting news!!!
Is Pizza Hut’s gluten free pizza safe for celiacs?
Whilst cross contamination is always a possibility in restaurants where not everything on the menu is celiac friendly, Pizza Hut are taking all of the necessary precautions to lower this risk as much as they possibly can.
Gluten-free dough is kept separate at all times, from production to the customers plate, to ensure it doesnâ€™t come into contact with â€˜regularâ€™ pizza bases and Pizza Hut have made all of their toppings gluten-free.
Separate sauces are being used for their gluten-free pizza bases and these are also stored separately. Separate utensils are used for making each product.
Pizza Hut team members are receiving in depth training on how to safely prepare pizza for gluten-free customers. They are required to clean all food preparation area and clean their hands thoroughly before beginning the process of making a gluten-free pizza.
This gluten-free pizza option meets Coeliac UKâ€™s No Gluten Containing Ingredients accreditation and will be available in Pizza Hutâ€™s across the nation at no additional cost beginning today!! Monday 8th October. I look forward to trying it next time Iâ€™m back home in the UK!
Have you managed to get your hands on Pizza Hut’s gluten free pizza? How was it? How did you feel after eating it?
If you haven’t tried it yet, do you plan to?