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#1 olalisa

 
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:27 AM

I'm confused and anxious after getting my carton of RICE DREAM rice milk home from the grocery. I noticed that it says "contains gluten from barley protien at less that 0.002%." Is this okay? Sounds like just a trace, but I've been gluten free since April 20 and I don't want to mess up now. Please help! I'm trying to avoid dairy while my gut heals.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:31 AM

Rice dream is NOT ok for Celiacs. NO amount of gluten is safe, and most will react even to that tiny amount.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:35 AM

Heres a rule of thumb for you.. "No intentional intake of gluten is acceptable in any amount"

CC isues and mistakes are bad enough, you do not want to make things worse on pruprose.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:37 AM

Rice dream is NOT ok for Celiacs. NO amount of gluten is safe, and most will react even to that tiny amount.



Is there another rice milk that I can buy? I had some west soy RICE milk before and I don't THINK there was anything about gluten on the package info.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:44 AM

Pacific Brands Rice Milk is gluten-free. Please don't chance the Rice Dream--when I first went gluten-free, and knew next to nothing about how to do so (I had yet to find this board) I tried Rice Dream in a cup of tea. :ph34r: Got sick soon thereafter. That's when I noticed the .002 warning. That was also the day I deceided that I had to read every label! Learn from my mistake! :D
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:06 AM

Pacific rice milk is the best, but i like the almond milk, i think that that is the best tasting.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:07 AM

For what it is worth, 0.002% is 2/100,000 or 20 parts per million (ppm).

Under European labelling standards that product is "gluten free" since the limit there is 200 ppm.

In Canada the product can not legally be labelled "gluten free."

In the USA there is, as yet, no legal, regulated standard for the term "gluten free," although one must be proposed by 2008 as per FALCPA.

Draw your own conclusion.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:18 AM

Actually, Rice Dream is the only rice milk I know of that isn't gluten free. I tend to use Trader Joe's, if I use rice milk, or Pacific, but I prefer Almond Breeze myself.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:23 AM

Thanks, everybody! I'm so glad I read that label before I drank it. Just wish I had read it before I BOUGHT it :blink:

I think I'm gonna just learn from this slip-up and stick to other brands, and always read BEFORE I buy from now on. I guess we can't just assume ANYTHING is safe. oy vey.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:34 AM

I guess we can't just assume ANYTHING is safe. oy vey.


Unfortinitly you are correct. ALWAYS check, even if its labeled gluten-free here in America.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:46 AM

Peter, you're right, if I'd be in Germany, Rice Dream would be considered gluten free, even though it isn't. I quit frequenting a German celiac disease forum, because people there were so adamant that it isn't possible to be 100% gluten-free, and that small amounts didn't do any harm.

And when people were asking for advice, saying they weren't getting any better while consuming those products, they were told that maybe they didn't have celiac disease after all, and should look at other possibilities. Because such small amounts of gluten shouldn't make them sick, or keep them sick.

When I begged to differ, I was attacked. Who needs it.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:55 AM

Peter, you're right, if I'd be in Germany, Rice Dream would be considered gluten free, even though it isn't. I quit frequenting a German celiac disease forum, because people there were so adamant that it isn't possible to be 100% gluten-free, and that small amounts didn't do any harm.

And when people were asking for advice, saying they weren't getting any better while consuming those products, they were told that maybe they didn't have celiac disease after all, and should look at other possibilities. Because such small amounts of gluten shouldn't make them sick, or keep them sick.

When I begged to differ, I was attacked. Who needs it.

Ursula--Wow. You would think that after a time of not feeling better while consuming these "low level" gluten foods, they would come to the realization that something isn't right. I guess that the suggestion that they try naturally gluten-free foods and then see how they feel is something they don't want to consider--and why they attacked you. Well, you tried--that's all you can do :) You are right--who needs it <_<
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:07 AM

Well, it wasn't the people who weren't getting better who attacked me, but the ones who told those poor people that low levels of gluten shouldn't harm them.

They told those people not to listen to me, since I didn't know what I was talking about! I got so mad, I had to leave and never went back.
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I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:22 PM

Well, it wasn't the people who weren't getting better who attacked me, but the ones who told those poor people that low levels of gluten shouldn't harm them.

They told those people not to listen to me, since I didn't know what I was talking about! I got so mad, I had to leave and never went back.


Well you're now in the land of people who definitley DO believe in being 100% gluten-free! :lol: :lol:
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:25 PM

Well you're now in the land of people who definitley DO believe in being 100% gluten-free! :lol: :lol:

Ah yes--the land of our people :D And Ursula, you are a constant source of wonderful, practical information--you have helped me so much!
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