Target: Fred Deluca, CEO of Subway
Goal: Train workers to prepare truly gluten-free options
While the popular restaurant chain Subway does offer meals that could easily be made gluten-free, their employees are not properly trained in preparing gluten-free options. This leads to customers with gluten intolerance often becoming needlessly sick due to improper procedures. Demand Subway properly train their employees so that customers are able to enjoy truly gluten-free food.
Approximately one out of 133 people in the United States have Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks itself and lessens its ability to absorb nutrients when exposed to gluten. Gluten can be found in wheat, barley, and rye, ingredients which show up in a large number of food products including soy sauce or even tooth paste. Even the smallest amount of gluten can do a serious amount of damage, so avoiding cross-contamination is essential to people with gluten intolerance.
To effectively avoid cross-contamination, the people preparing the food must take a number of precautions. These include using separate ingredients that have not touched anything with gluten in them, changing their gloves, and switching to a different area that is specifically set aside as being gluten free to prepare the food. Several other chains already train their employees to use such a process for the sake of their customers, yet Subway has lagged behind.
There is an evident lack of education about properly preparing food to prevent gluten contamination in Subway restaurants. Many customers have had to stop going completely because they cannot order food without becoming sick after consumption. Subway needs to take gluten intolerance more seriously in order to provide better, safer service to their customers.
By signing the petition below, you will help encourage Subway CEO Fred Deluca to provide certifiably gluten-free options and appropriate staff training at all Subway restaurants.
Dear Mr. Deluca,
Unlike many other restaurant chains, Subway has yet to properly train its employees in preparing gluten-free options. Because of this customers with gluten intolerance often become sick after eating at your restaurants, all because of improper procedures. Please train your employees to accurately prepare food so that customers are able to enjoy truly gluten-free meals.
Celiac Disease is present in approximately one out of 133 people in the United States; because even a small amount of gluten can cause serious damage, avoiding cross-contamination is essential to people with gluten intolerance. To effectively avoid cross-contamination, the people who prepare food must use separate ingredients that have not touched anything with gluten in them, change their gloves, and switch to a different area that is specifically set aside as being gluten free to prepare the food. While several other chains have adopted training for such procedures, your company remains lagging behind.
Please take action to train your employees to properly prepare gluten-free food. A large amount of customers have gluten intolerance, which makes this not only a necessary business decision but also an essential health consideration for your customers.
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