Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Sued Over ‘Gluten-Free’ Recipes That May Contain Gluten

Jamie Oliver (Image: YouTube screen grab)

If your goal is to free your diet of gluten, then run — don’t walk — away from Jamie Oliver’s allegedly gluten-free recipes. Some of them may not be according to a non-profit called group Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, which is suing the celebrity chef.

The basis of the lawsuit, which is seeking $1.2 billion in damages, is that the ‘GF’ symbol appearing on Oliver’s online recipes is remarkably similar to the group’s own seal of approval.

Here’s an example (notice the GF in the upper right corner of the screen?):

According to Bravo, the “suit is not suggesting there is gluten in Oliver’s recipes,”but “it does accuse that the recipes certified as gluten free did not actually go through the certification process. … Still, those with serious gluten allergies will want to pay the issue heed.”

 

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