A letter to the community: Thank you for allowing me to do this important work

A letter to the community: Thank you for allowing me to do this important work

In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2018,

A series of bites, barks, tail wags, face licks, and pant tugs from Gluten Free Watchdog

May 31, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Face Lick, Post # 31

Dear Gluten Free Watchdog community,

As Celiac Disease Awareness Month comes to a close I would like to thank all of you who make Gluten Free Watchdog possible.

Gluten Free Watchdog launched a little over seven years ago. This would not have happened without the support of my husband, Dave. His only request was that I not lose money running this service. He had no expectations that I would make any money (this is a running joke in my family).

Gluten Free Watchdog also would not have gotten off the ground without the testing expertise of Bia Diagnostics and their willingness to test product for a consumer group. A huge thank you to Thom, Luke, and the entire Bia team!

That Gluten Free Watchdog has survived for seven years is thanks to you—the subscribers, and most especially the early adopters of this service (I wish I could give you a public shout out but you know who you are). This service is 100% subscriber driven. It continues to exist because of you.

I consider it my responsibility to provide you with good data that you can use to help inform your decision making process. We do not take advertisements or sponsorship money from manufacturers. For this reason, the information you find on this site is strictly science based. It is not influenced by any outside group.

It is also my responsibility to put data into context and to offer my recommendations based on the science. You may not always agree with what I have to say and that is obviously fine. What is most important is that decisions—yours and mine–are based on facts, as we know them today.

Thank you for allowing me to do this important work.


Tricia Thompson, MS, RD

Founder, Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC

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  • Ann Reply

    Thank YOU Tricia and our thanks go out to your husband, Dave, and Bia Diagnostics as well. For seven years you have kept the celiac community safer and made tremendous strides advocating for stronger protections in labeling. I consider the monthly subscription fee worth far more than the actual dollar amount.

    May 31, 2018 at 1:56 pm

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