I've been on this list for a long time but life has been very crazy (both good and bad) and I've been gluten-free for a long long time now so "mostly" I have it down pat.
Last night I had made a salad for dinner. It was made with bagged lettuce. A variety of cut up veggies. I cooked a plain chicken breast and put some McCormick "new" Southwest Seasonings blend on the chicken. For a salad dressing I used Hidden Valley Ranch.
The salad dressing says Gluten free right on the label. I've never had a problem with McCormick spices (but I don't usually use blends either) and the label looks fine on this one.
Immediately after I ate the salad I started getting sick with classic (for me at any rate) symptoms, gassy, pain, slightly dizzy, runs. 6 hours after dinner I was still having the runs (sorry for being graphic). I woke up this morning ok but slow, physically and mentally.
I guess the question here is has anyone had any problems with any of these products? Could the bagged salad have been bad, these symptoms are not unlike food poisoning either (but I think that usually comes with barfing and I didn't do that)?
I'm ready to throw out the salad dressing and spice because I'm afraid to eat them again, I hate getting glutened. So I guess before I do toss them I'm trying to figure out if there was another reason for getting sick.
I'd like to add that my entire house is gluten-free and has been for ages. None of my cooking things, cutting boards or knives have been used with gluten. So I don't believe it has anything to do with cross contamination.
Thanks for any insight or ideas.