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Anyone Ever Been Glutened By Ground Beef?


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:57 AM

Twice I have bought some grass-fed ground beef and had symptoms of being glutened afterward. They were not patties, just regular grass-fed ground beef. Both times it was the same brand. Unfortunately, I have no other choice for grass-fed beef at the supermarket that I shop at (I know I can get it locally, but it's more of a pain).

 

The only other thing it might have been is that both times I served the beef in gluten-free spaghetti sauce (two different brands). I didn't serve them with any kind of pasta. In the past, I have been sensitive to tomatoes, but I was at the point that I thought I could eat them now.

 

Has anyone here ever had symptoms with ground beef cross contamination?


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:06 AM

Maybe???
Can I ask you which brand it was that made you feel ill? I have felt a little off after eating a particular pre-packaged brand of grass fed beef, but I'm not sure how it would be from gluten, so I just assumed it didn't agree with me.
Otherwise, if you are buying it from the butcher case at the grocery store, I have read that they sometimes re-grind the beef on site and it could possibly get cross-contaminated depending on their handling practices or if there are breaded products in the same case. I do think it would be unusual for there to be problem with ground beef in general though.
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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:33 AM

Are there mushrooms in the sauce?


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:51 AM

never from the beef itself (grass fed or otherwise) but i have done myself in with seasoning blends once or twice.  

 

once, we were on vacation and we patted out a ton of burgers (ok, 3 paper plates full) very carefully and then my friend took all the plates and stacked them (so only the top ones weren't cc'd from the kitchen counter) on his way out to the grill.  i grabbed the top plate and yelled at him.  clueless......  :o

 

what did you cook it in?  have you replaced your kitchen items that could be suspect (scratched non-stick pots & pans, wooden spoons, etc) ?


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

Are there mushrooms in the sauce?

Mushrooms are safe for Celiacs


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:24 AM

That's good to know.  I seem to react to them the same way I do gluten.  wonder why?


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11 year old daughter diagnosed a month later by a tTg IgA of >100 and a positive EMA.  Nine year old son has since tested negative, only had tTg IgA drawn,  Will have a full panel drawn in two years unless symptoms present. 


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:43 AM

Did you thoroughly cook the meat and avoid cross contamination from raw meat juices to the cooked meal?  Have you tried eating just tomato sauce without the ground beef to see if your problems with tomatoes are recurring?


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:13 PM

I've been glutened by sausages made by my grocer's butcher but not by packaged meats. I don't know if I've just been lucky or if the brands I buy simply don't have any gluten ingredients in any of their products that could cause cross contamination on equipment. I'd check out what other products that manufacturer makes in order to see if there is something that would make their facilities obviously not gluten free.

Of course, you may never know what it was. I still suspect that some of my spices are a problem in my pantry - darned anti-flaking agents my biggest suspect.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

I stopped eating beef almost 10 years ago because it made me nearly sick to my stomach every time I ate it. That was the first time I cut something from my diet. I would check spices and do elimination of some ingredients next time.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:54 AM

Twice I have bought some grass-fed ground beef and had symptoms of being glutened afterward. They were not patties, just regular grass-fed ground beef. Both times it was the same brand. Unfortunately, I have no other choice for grass-fed beef at the supermarket that I shop at (I know I can get it locally, but it's more of a pain).

 

The only other thing it might have been is that both times I served the beef in gluten-free spaghetti sauce (two different brands). I didn't serve them with any kind of pasta. In the past, I have been sensitive to tomatoes, but I was at the point that I thought I could eat them now.

 

Has anyone here ever had symptoms with ground beef cross contamination?

 

Plain grass fed beef is not going to contain gluten. I cannot imagine how it could possibly be CCed. 

 

If you have a sensitivity to tomatoes and you served the beef in tomato sauce, then that's the more likely culprit.

 

When you have more than one ingredient in the preparation, it is not easy to determine what caused the symptoms.

 

Not everything is because of gluten. I have GI issues from tomatoes and a few other foods. it's not gluten cross contamination.

 

Single spices are G F. You should carefully check "seasoning blends" however. 


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:08 AM

I could be wrong, but i think people have problems with certain combinations too. I know someone who gets terrible stomach issues from eating dairy with spicy food, but separately they are fine.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:08 AM

Thanks for all the responses so far! I plan to reply to them, but things have gone into overdrive here and I won't be able to respond until sometime next week. 

 

Just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you, or ungrateful for your help. :-)


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:48 AM

Yes, I believe so - and it was some fancy 'brand' labeled Gluten Free.  No way to prove it, of course, but I've avoided that brand ever since.  Unfortunately, I can't remember the name, but it comes in a black based seal pack and has fancy seasoned flavors in addition to the plain one (which is what got me).


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:01 AM

Maybe???
Can I ask you which brand it was that made you feel ill? I have felt a little off after eating a particular pre-packaged brand of grass fed beef, but I'm not sure how it would be from gluten, so I just assumed it didn't agree with me.
Otherwise, if you are buying it from the butcher case at the grocery store, I have read that they sometimes re-grind the beef on site and it could possibly get cross-contaminated depending on their handling practices or if there are breaded products in the same case. I do think it would be unusual for there to be problem with ground beef in general though.

I can't recall the brand name at the moment, but it was a pre-packaged brand from Australia.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:03 AM

never from the beef itself (grass fed or otherwise) but i have done myself in with seasoning blends once or twice.  

 

once, we were on vacation and we patted out a ton of burgers (ok, 3 paper plates full) very carefully and then my friend took all the plates and stacked them (so only the top ones weren't cc'd from the kitchen counter) on his way out to the grill.  i grabbed the top plate and yelled at him.  clueless......  :o

 

what did you cook it in?  have you replaced your kitchen items that could be suspect (scratched non-stick pots & pans, wooden spoons, etc) ?

I haven't yet replaced my cookware. (I'm still pretty new to all this).  I wonder if that might be part of the problem. Using an acidic tomato sauce would be likely to loosen anything clinging to the pans or the wooden spoons.


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