Gluten is the protein component of wheat, rye, barley, and other grass-related grains. It's what makes pizza dough stretchy and bread chewy. A gluten free diet is recommended for people with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance, kids on the Autism spectrum, and several other conditions.
Liz Lovely began life in 2003 as a wheat-based vegan cookie company. In 2008, responding to a deluge of customer requests, Liz released her first three Gluten Free cookie flavors. Over the next five years, our Gluten Free line grew and our wheat-based line slowed. The signals were clear, we had to evolve.
On July 1st, 2013, Liz Lovely transformed into a 100% dedicated Gluten Free bakery. We performed a thorough change-over cleaning, and discontinued all of our wheat-based products in order to provide the most safely produced Gluten Free product possible.
Liz Lovely cookies are certified gluten free by the leading independent gluten-free certification program in the world: Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of The Gluten Intolerance Group. You can get more information at gfco.org
Products carrying the GF logo represent unmatched reliability and for meeting strict gluten-free standards. The GFCO certification program includes:
You may have never heard of celiac disease, but it is actually a fairly common problem. In fact, 1 out of every 133 people has it. That is over 2 million people in this country. It is really more of an allergy than a disease, although it is typically called an intolerance to gluten. In people with celiac disease, eating gluten leads to damage of the small intestine. Damage is specifically done to the villi of the small intestine.