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  1.   I think we can agree to disagree.
  2.   If it were as cut and dry as "don't eat their products" ... why do we have this forum??  Why do we need this forum if everything is just flat out cut and dry??  I say we just shut down this forum then, according to your opinion, because we don't need to discuss our vent our frustrations ... we need to listen to you and just do away with all modes of venting.  Don't you know, that I have sense enough to NOT buy nor eat their products?!  I'm here to complain and hopefully get a rise out of Kraft about their loose methods of stating their products are gluten free.  It is not right and the government should step in and tighten the reigns.  All you people that think it's "OK" ... are the reason things are not more strict.  If you had the guts to step up and complain about it, instead of sweep it under the rug, things would be different.  There's power in many and failure in the weak.
  3.   I agree with SMRI.  If they're so great, they should test and get certified and prove it.  They're a big enough company with plenty of money.
  4.   I really think MOST of the glutening I get is because hubby still eats gluten in our household and even though he thinks he's being cautious, I still feel like he's getting it on the fridge door or microwave or somewhere and I come along and pick it up.  Maybe one day he'll stop.
  5.   I've been tested for Soy and Milk and Egg as well and do not have reactions to those item.  Thanks.
  6.   EXCEPT the cheese that are NOT safe ... like those which are flavored with Mold derived from Wheat, Barley and Rye Breads.  I'm not speaking of the common Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese.  There are more cheeses and some of those are NOT safe.
  7.   In some cheeses, Mold and Mold Powder is made from Wheat, Barley and Rye Breads.  It is injected into cheese to form the flavor of the cheese.  Some cheeses are also rolled in this formulation to produce various flavors and outside bacteria growth.  There are other cheese besides Cheddar and Mozzarella.  ha!
  8. What you don't understand about CHEESE is that some of the enzymes used to PRODUCE cheese come from Wheat.  I thought everybody knew that, thus I didn't mention it.
  9.  Wow!!!  YOU SAID IT ALL AND SAID IT PERFECTLY!!!  And, no, all cheese is NOT gluten free!  I think some of the folks here are eating gluten because they're too easy to eat things NOT labeled gluten free and seem to uphold Kraft and others for giving such unclear statements.  And, I think, the folks that are eating these non-gluten-free products are constantly contaminating themselves with gluten and thus don't notice when they eat it from these companies.  WELL SAID!
  10.   I would like to point out as well .... a couple years ago, I bought some Chicken Broth by Swanson.  I was gluten free but kept feeling like I was getting glutened and all I was eating was chicken broth based soup because I was staying sick, in a never-ending cycle.  So, decided to call Swanson and they had me read the bar code and such from the carton.  Even though the label showed NO gluten in the ingredients, the attendant on the phone told me that it was NOT gluten free.  So, reading the labels sometimes means nothing.  And, I don't know about others, but sometimes it takes a good week or more for me to get better after eating even a small amount of gluten.  My "throwing caution to the wind" is not an option for me and I must be paranoid to avoid severe sickness.  While some of you may not suffer much, I do and it's a great concern to me that companies would have misleading information both about their product and the ingredients listed on the product.  And, what Kraft is saying is that they cannot guarantee the ingredients they use to make their products, which are purchased from third parties, are gluten free.  Not good.  And, those who say they eat Kraft products and don't have a problem ... well maybe you're not as sensitive as some of us ... I don't know.  But, Kraft's statement is very concerning at the least.
  11.   I totally agree with you!  Kraft is big enough they could spend the money to test the product(s) ... it's a tiny, tiny cost to test the end product.  And, like you, from now on ... if there's a choice between Kraft and some other product, I'm going with the other product.
  12. I was buzzing the internet today looking to see if the Green Giant frozen veggies are gluten free, when I stumbled upon the Gluten Free statement from Kraft.  I'm SHOCKED and had to share this with everyone.  To me, it says ... check the label on their products but beware that even though they do not add gluten to a product, thus not declared on the label, that some of the ingredients in that product MAY contain gluten because they do not verify from their ingredient vendors of the gluten free status, and thus cannot guarantee the end product!!!!  Well, no WONDER I still feel like I've been glutened sometimes!  Thought it was just all in my head!!!  No more Kraft products purchase for me!!!!!!!    So, here's the sneaky statement they have on their web site:   ----------------------------------------   For labeling purposes, Kraft includes wheat, barley, rye and oats as sources of gluten. Our packages identify gluten by listing these common sources. Other grains that contain gluten are triticale, spelt, kamut, mir and farina, and if these grains are included in our products, they will also be labeled.  However you should know that we do not guarantee that our products are gluten-free because we sometimes purchase flavoring, color or spice ingredients from suppliers who do not list every possible source of gluten beyond what is required by law.   If you have a concern about possible trace amounts of gluten from sources other than wheat, which may be contained in flavoring, color or spice, you should avoid purchasing the product.  A small number of Kraft Foods products are labeled as "gluten-free" according to the proposed definition by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These are: Crystal Light, Kool-Aid and Tang powdered soft drinks. We take this claim seriously and for such products, we are assured there is no unintentional contact with gluten during every step of the agricultural growing, transportation and manufacturing process. You might notice that many additional Kraft Foods products may have ingredient statements that do not list a source of gluten, but without the extremely specialized procedures in place to diligently validate gluten purity, we do not label the finished product as gluten-free. In this way, we are very serious and thorough when labeling products as gluten-free.
  13. Hi all!  I saw a really OLD post here about the Emergen-C Supplement.  I think we need a more "modern" update on this product.   I have bad allergies and that stuff really helps.  I know they don't guarantee it to be gluten free on their web site, and I've called them and they said ... they cannot guarantee the "ingredients" in their product to be gluten free.    So, what I'm wondering ... does anybody take this product WITHOUT problems of gluten reaction from it?   Thanks!