Two more lawsuits are winding their way through the court system.
A University of Maryland student with celiac disease is suing the food services department because they repeatedly and knowingly served her gluten filled foods. The student consulted with the food services department regarding their celiac disease. Food services assured her they would be compliant with rules under the Leslie University suit. At least, three times she was purposefully told something was gluten free when it wasn’t leading to her hospitalization. She is suing for damages.
Link to information about the suit. https://dcist.com/story/20/02/25/umd-student-with-celiac-disease-sues-the-university-alleging-she-was-repeatedly-fed-gluten/
In Missouri a food retailer is being sued for improperly labeling an item gluten free. The item was identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service as containing gluten. This lawsuit is considered a class-action lawsuit. The plaintiff is requesting punitive damages.
Link to information about the suit. https://lawstreetmedia.com/news/agriculture/food-retailer-sued-over-allegedly-misleading-gluten-free-labelling/
Things I will keep an eye on as these things wind their way through the court system.