Nima sensor at Pica Pica in SF

Last night I attended the Nima sensor demonstration at Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen in San Francisco. There was excitement, a big crowd, and best of all – great 100% gluten free food!

Photo of Gale (Celiac Safe Eats) with Nima sensor co-founder Shireen Yates and restaurant owner Adriana Lopez.

At the Nima sensor demo (L-R): Gale Naylor (Celiac Safe Eats) with the co-founder of 6Sensor Labs Shireen Yates and Adriana Lopez, owner of Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen in San Francisco.

At the demo, I met 6Sensor Labs co-founder Shireen Yates, whose frustration with food allergies and eating out lead to the development of the Nima sensor. Adriana Lopez, the owner of Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen, was also there and told me how her native Venezuelan cuisine is naturally gluten free. Even so, she has learned what is necessary to make her food celiac safe, and uses the Nima sensor to perform random checks, all of which have been negative for gluten.  (Check out Adriana’s blog and you will be salivating over the pulled pork pernil platterpassion fruit sangria, and the arepas!) See Shireen and Pica Pica in this PBS NewsHour video, which also shows how the Nima sensor works. Continue reading