A friend's sister was diagnosed last year with Celiac disease, so for her relatives this was something totally new. It was generally understood that Lenae couldn't have gluten. Ok, so gluten-free items popped-up at family events. At one get together she brought a gluten-free bun for her ham sandwich. But she didn't eat it. Her mom, not understanding cross--contamination gathered the uneaten bun and put it in the bag with all of the OTHER buns. <Are you gasping yet?> Then at the next event, her mom brought out the buns and told her she had saved Lenae's gluten free bun, as she pulled it out of the bun bag. Thank goodness we saw it in the bun bag, otherwise Lenae may have eaten it, and had a really, really, bad day.
Have you had similar experiences with well-intentioned friends and relatives who didn't quite grasp the importance of cross-contamination? Share your stories below.