California Pizza Kitchen Certified GF Kids Pizza
The following report on California Pizza Kitchen Certified GF Kids Pizza will inform you of the amount of gluten found in this product during testing.
General Product Information
Manufacturer: California Pizza Kitchen
Testing of Certified Gluten-Free Kids Original BBQ Chicken Pizza: 4 consumers ordered a certiifed gluten-free kids pizza from the certified gluten-free pizza section of the menu at CPK locations in California, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Utah. Consumers were provided with a standardized sample collection kit that included ordering and mailing instructions.
Survey of CPK managers: An additional 21 consumers contacted local CPK restaurants and asked the question “Is your certified gluten-free kids original BBQ chicken pizza appropriate for someone with celiac disease?” Restaurants in the following states were contacted: California, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and Tennessee.
The restaurant provides an online menu including a listing of certified guten-free pizzas. See also https://cpk.mymenunutrition.com/. Set the preferences to "certified gluten-free." Please note that the online menu states that menu items may vary by restaurant.
The restaurant provides online gluten-free information including the following:
"Gluten-free pizzas are prepared using the strict procedures approved by The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), using a certified gluten-free crust and other ingredients verified by our suppliers as gluten-free. Please inform a manager of any allergies or special dietary needs (e.g. gluten intolerance) and consult our Allergen & Vegetarian/Vegan Menu Guide...Due to current kitchen space, only the pizzas listed on our separate Gluten-Free Pizza menu can be prepared using Gluten Intolerance Group-certified procedures."
CPK written correspondence with Gluten Free Watchdog prior to testing:
Question: Can you please let me know if your gluten-free pizzas and your certified gluten-free kids pizzas are appropriate for someone with celiac disease?
Response: The items listed in our "Gluten-Free Pizzas" section are prepared using the strict procedures approved by The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), using a certified gluten-free crust and other ingredients verified by our suppliers as gluten-free. The 5 pizzas listed in the "Gluten-Free Pizzas" section are certified gluten-free but please inform a manager of any allergies or special dietary needs (e.g. gluten intolerance) and consult our Allergen & Vegetarian/Vegan Menu Guide.
Information from GIG/GFCO:
According to the website of GIG’s Certified Gluten-Free Food Service, in 2019, all US locations of California Pizza Kitchen are certified.
NOTE: Per a phone conversation with CPK, franchise locations may not have certified gluten-free pizzas.