Pillsbury Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Appearing in Local Grocery Stores

Gluten-Free Cookie Dough. Photo © General Mills

The Pillsbury doughboy has gone gluten-free: three new gluten-free dough products from Pillsbury – chocolate chip cookie dough, pizza dough and pie and pastry crust dough – are hitting supermarket shelves this summer.

Pillsbury, known for its rolls of refrigerated cookie dough, pop-out cinnamon rolls, biscuits and other ready-to-bake products, began marketing the three new gluten-free products in May.

You can find them next to other (gluten-y) Pillsbury products in the refrigerator section of the grocery store.

After pushing hard for an honest answer from customer service (it took several rather pointedly-worded questions to get one), I determined that the new Pillsbury products most likely are not made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. The products are tested to meet the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration gluten-free standard, which calls for less than 20 parts per million in finished products.

Wondering how much trace gluten might be found in other mainstream and specialty gluten-free products? Check out my Gluten-Free PPM Table, which lists parts per million levels by manufacturer, along with details on shared/dedicated facilities and gluten-free certification.

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