Posted by Whole Foods Markets on September 20, 2018 08:25:31Many Whole Foods markets in the US and around the world have now switched to a new gluten-Free policy, including Whole Foods stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Atlanta.
But there are still a few stores that have yet to follow suit.
The latest is in Chicago, where Whole Foods has been serving gluten- free meals at several locations for years.
The policy change was announced on the store’s website on Thursday.
It’s not clear when Whole Foods will implement the new policy, but customers will have to get a new label to claim the gluten- Free menu item.
The store also added a “gluten-free” tag to the bag of flour for the first time in 2018.
While the new gluten free menu items won’t be available for customers in Los Angles or Chicago, the new rules won’t apply to people in New York, Atlanta, and Chicago, according to a spokesperson.
The move comes after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned gluten-containing food in a 2017 ruling that came after a study linked it to gluten sensitivity in people with celiac disease.
The ruling also came after the FDA warned that people with gluten sensitivity can develop an inflammatory condition called autoimmunity that causes their bodies to produce antibodies against other proteins, including gluten, which can trigger autoimmune reactions.
The FDA said that gluten-based products such as cereals, pasta, and breads could cause autoimminity in people who do not have celiac, and the agency said gluten-related illnesses, including autoimmedy, could be life-threatening.
A study published in January in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that gluten can trigger autoimpetus, an autoimmune response in people whose immune systems are already compromised.
The gluten-contaminated foods included in the new labeling policy include whole wheat, quinoa, brown rice, barley, brown beans, and chickpeas.
The rule also includes products that include gluten- or barley-containing grains, such as rice bran, whole grain rice, quiche, pasta sauce, and pasta.
Whole Foods said it will also remove gluten- and gluten-derived ingredients from all its other products.
While there are currently only about 150 Whole Foods restaurants in the U.S., the chain has more than 3,000 locations nationwide, and is expanding its reach by adding more stores in cities including New York and Los Angeles.