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Nima Sensor Group Discussion/Demonstra­tion

Are you curious about the Nima Sensor? Want to see it in action? Do you have a gluten free food item that you've always been unsure about? This is the event for you!

The Nima Sensor is a portable gluten detecting device that will show you within two minutes if gluten is found in your food.

Join Jessica for a group chat about the pros/cons of the Nima Sensor and see it in action!

If you have an item that you would like to test, please feel free to bring a sample of it (be mindful of cross contamination possibilities when packing the sample). I will be choosing a few items to test at the event. Please refer to the FAQ section on the Nima website to see what Nima can and cannot test. 


Sunday February 19

3:30-5:00 PM

The Little Beet

135 West 50th St


This is a free event. However, please purchase a snack of your choice upon entering Little Beet.


Disclaimer: the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group and its event organizers cannot be held responsible for any negative reaction that you may experience from food/drink at an event. It is always up to the individual attendees to make decisions regarding where and what they eat. This is not your home kitchen, so remember it is eat at your own risk. 

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  • Christina N.

    I've got a can of gf Quaker Oats I'd love to bring to the next session. Long story short from GF Watchdog: "Gluten Free Watchdog does not oppose the use of Quaker gluten-free oatmeal by the celiac disease (and non celiac gluten sensitivity) community."

    https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/quaker-gluten-free-oatmeal-gluten-free-watchdog-updated-position-statement/

    4 days ago

    • Christina N.

      Yes, despite being spotty though, as it says in the link...

      "All 20 extractions tested below 5 parts per million of gluten using the R5 sandwich ELISA Mendez Method (Ridascreen Gliadin R7001)." I'm surprised at those findings.

      4 days ago

    • Jessica

      I have had discussions with many companies that use mechanically sorted oats, and many have told me that their products test under 5 or 10 ppm, so I'm not necessarily surprised.

      2 days ago

  • Jessica

    Hi everyone,
    An update after the event - After using the Nima Sensor to test two gluten free Lay's potato chips, one chip came back gluten free, the other chip came back with a "high gluten" result (over 100ppm). Many people have asked me if I could let them know what Lay's response was. I just got an email back from them. I am very concerned about their lack of concern.

    "Thank you for writing.

    It may be helpful to know we have a rigorous gluten free protocol that includes testing of ingredients and finished products before adding a gluten free claim to our packages. If you have a product concern in the future, please let us know and we'll be happy to send a postage paid mailer to you to retrieve the package.

    Thanks again for reaching out to us, Jessica! Have a great weekend!"

    2 days ago

  • Tim D.

    This was so much fun!!

    1 · February 19

  • Jessica

    Thanks so much for coming to the event! I'm looking forward to doing it again. Keep your brains buzzing for more items that you would like to test and stay tuned - I should post the date for the next Nima demonstration soon.

    February 19

  • Andrea A.

    Today was a lot of fun. Thanks so much for organizing and doing the demo!

    1 · February 19

    • Jessica

      You're welcome! I look forward to doing it again!

      February 19

  • Jessica

    Grab a snack - we are upstairs!

    February 19

  • Kristina O.

    I love Little Beet and have been curious to find out more about Nima but I don't think I will be in town that week :(

    February 2

    • Joanne F.

      Sorry, I am not going to be able to make this one.

      February 18

    • Jessica

      Hope to see you at the next one!

      February 18

  • Jessica

    Remember to bring samples of foods that you would like us to consider testing at the event!

    February 18

  • Luis M.

    Is it ok to bring my 10 year old celiac?

    February 18

    • Jessica

      Definitely! All ages are welcome at this event :)

      February 18

  • Jessica

    Hi everyone! Looking forward to seeing you Sunday. If you no longer plan to attend please update your RSVP status.
    Let me know if you have any questions!

    February 17

  • Erica F.

    Hi! I will do my best to be there.
    Erica

    1 · February 13

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