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#1 KellyR

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 12:50 PM

I hope this does not post twice. I have been feeding my daughter land o lakes american cheese for over a year now. Because she is symptom free this is very hard. Also I was told by someone on this board that Honey Combs, Alphabits and fruity pebbles are gluten free but now someone says they are not, what do I do? Is there any american cheese I can feed this child? I am so frustrated!!!! Thanks for any help.....Kelly
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Posted 17 May 2004 - 01:32 PM

Kelly-
I HIGHLY recommend calling the companies yourself. I do not think that you want to intrust your daughter's health to perfect strangers. You might get some great ideas on what foods she might be able to eat, but do not count on word of mouth to tell you for sure. Find the 1-800 number or website address to the companies in question and do the checking on your own. This is the best way to insure your daughter stays gluten free and healthy. Best of luck.

-Jessica :rolleyes:
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#3 KellyR

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 02:22 PM

I called Post and they said the cereal is not gluten free because of the oat flour so hear we go again since oats are so controversial. I just dont know what to do so for now I will worry about finding american cheese....kelly
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 02:21 AM

:) Hi
When my husband first had to go gluten-free last Fall, I emailed Land o Lakes and inquired about the deli cheese (type that the deli person has to slice for you). they advised that this type of LO Lakes cheese was not gluten free. They advised that their "Natural" cheese is gluten-free; but I cannot find their Natural cheese (I think it's a dairy case item & my supermarket doesn't carry it). Boar's Head deli cheese is Gluten Free. Boar's Head is celiac friendly and might have a website that details their gluten-free meats & cheeses. Also Applegate Farms deli meats at Whole Foods is gluten-free. Be careful at the deli dept. only because the slicer isn't gluten free and the meat or cheese that was on the slicer BEFORE your gluten-free meat or cheese is sliced could leave traces of gluten.

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 06:13 AM

Kraft and Kroger American cheese are gluten-free.

Fruity Pebbles technically is gluten-free, but I would worry about cross contamination.

There really is no controversy about oats in the U.S. -- all U.S. oats are contaminated and are not to be considered gluten-free. Every expert I know of agrees on this.

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#6 KellyR

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 10:25 AM

Richard-
What about the McCanns oatmeal everyone talks about, it that gluten-free? Kelly
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 05:46 AM

Here's what they say at their own web site:

"Gluten Free
Are McCann's Oat products gluten free?

All McCann’s oat products are processed in a dedicated oatmeal mill that handles only oatmeal. In the supply chain between farm and mill, there is a possible cross contamination with other grains, such as wheat and barley but we reckon that the level of non-oat grains to be less than 0.05%. Cleaning equipment within the milling process would remove the vast majority of these grains along with other elements such as stones, straw etc.

But we cannot guarantee that McCann’s oats are totally gluten free and we recommend that consumers use their own judgement as to whether they wish to use our oatmeal or not. Many celiacs can tolerate our oatmeal products without any adverse effect but they may not suit those who are particularly sensitive."

I know folks who have used it with no problem and I know folks who have gotten sick from it. I don't personally like oats enough to take the chance.

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 05:07 PM

My son is still dairy-free and we've been using RiceSlice, which comes as "american" or "mozzarella". It tastes good enough to eat plain, and we can find it in our grocery store (Wegmans) in the alternative foods section cold case.
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