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I've contacted more companies than I can count about whether or not their products contain gluten. It's amazing how many of them reply that they don't do allergy testing, that they don't really know what goes into their products, or don't bother to reply at all. I've been very vigilant about informing them of the importance of a gluten free diet to Celiacs, but I don't think that all of my efforts are making much of a difference.
I have a least had some luck getting them to contact me back, however, so I'll give it a try as well. The more people who pester them the better, as far as I'm concerned. There are enough of us that are affected that these companies better start paying attention to their ingredients, and doing allergy testing...or they won't have enough of a client base that they'll be able to stay in business.
Thank you for contacting us as to whether or not our products have gluten
derived ingredients. We understand how important this information is for
At Beiersdorf, we strive to offer our consumers the best products
possible, and therefore we may reformulate them when improvement is
possible. The information we give you today regarding our ingredients may
not be true if we reformulate a product next year. We do not maintain a
list of gluten free products as change control is not possible.
If you have concerns about Gluten and its derivatives, we can recommend
that you avoid all products with ingredients derived from wheat, rye,
barley and oats. The ingredient names are:
Although our products may not contain the above ingredients, it is always
possible that one of our raw materials may contain traces of gluten
because its presence is not excluded by our raw material specifications.
Please call us at 1-800-227-4703 if you have any other questions or
comments. Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thanks for contacting us about several of our products, Brandy.
We know Celiac is a serious disease, so we want to give you clear information regarding the use of our beauty care products. If wheat and/or gluten aren't directly added to a product by us, these ingredients won't be listed on our packages. Like many companies, we often purchase the scents for fragranced products from outside suppliers, and the components of these substances are proprietary information belonging to those companies. Therefore it's possible that a very small amount (generally parts per million) of gluten may be present.
We sought advice from physicians; they told us it would be very unlikely a person with Celiac disease would have a reaction from a trace amount of gluten coming into contact with his skin or hair. This is because wheat, rye, barley and/or gluten generally cause symptoms when they're ingested. Since our beauty care products are designed to be used externally on the skin, their use shouldn't be an issue for someone with this disease.
Since gluten sensitivity can vary among people, it would be best if you consulted with your physician about the use of all types of consumable goods, if you haven't already. You might even consider using one of our fragrance free products that doesn't list gluten or wheat extracts on the label.
Thanks for getting in touch with us. I hope this response has been helpful to you. For more information about Celiac, you may want to check out http://celiac.com/ and http://celiac.org
I answered a message from you earlier. I just wanted to reiterate, none of Procter & Gamble's cleaning products contain gluten. That would include: Bounce, Swiffer, Mr. Clean, Ivory Dishwashing Liquid, Ivory Snow laundry detergent, Dryel, Dreft, etc... I'm not going to answer each of your messages individually since this covers most of them.
Glad you asked! Tide products do not contain gluten. However, I'm not able to provide you a list of products that do or do not contain gluten. We manufacture over 300 products and ingredients may change from time to time. The best way to determine if a product contains gluten is to check the label. If ingredients aren't listed, then either call or email with the specific product. We'll be happy to check it out for you.
Thanks for visiting.
** I've e-mailed a response asking for a product list, and I'll get in touch with them asking about each and every product. I'll let you know what I find out.