Why Gluten-Free

What is Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.

Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet.

A gluten-free diet means avoiding all foods that contain wheat, rye, and barley in all forms. It is important to read all labels carefully for these ingredients, as sometimes, they are listed under less common names. For example, wheat may be referred to as spelt, triticale or khorasan on an ingredients label.

Our Commitment to Gluten-Free

Customers with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity will safely enjoy our pizza crusts and calzones with confidence. Our gluten-free, vegan and nut-free facility in Torrance, California is one of the largest in the country. As a certified gluten-free manufacturer and a proud member of the Non-GMO project, Venice Bakery supports the Celiac community through contributions to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, The Celiac Disease Foundation and The Celiac Sprue Association.

Our Gluten-Free Certifications

Gluten-Free certification is a process designed to protect consumers by confirming a food, drink or supplement meets strict standards for gluten-free safety. It assures consumers that there is third-party oversight confirming the legitimacy of the manufacturer’s gluten-free claims. The current systems for gluten-free certification require gluten-free products to contain less than 10 parts per million (ppm) [QAI/NSF International] or less than 5 ppm of gluten [CSA Seal of Recognition].

These requirements go above and beyond the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s threshold of less than 20 ppm of gluten, adding an extra level of assurance for consumers and an extra point of distinction for manufacturers.

We are a proud member of the Non-GMO project and have a dedicated gluten-free production line that includes only ingredients that are safe for those who are gluten-free. Our certifications include:

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