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#1 skullkennel

 
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:50 PM

Who'd have thought that frozen frech fries have wheat in them? After all, they are potatos. I have yet to find gluten-free french fries but Albertson's brand Tater Tots are OK! Just be sure not to fry them in oil that french fries were fried in (DH didn't know any better). I ate french fries from McD's twice before reading the ingredients on a bag of frozen french fries at Wal-Mart and Albertson's. Well, that mystery has been solved. No fast food french fries!
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:57 PM

It has been noted on this forum in the recent past that Ore-Ida Tater Tots (most/all types) are Gluten Free!

I looked at the ingredients about 6 months ago and thought they weren't. Then I looked again recently and they appeared ok from the label.

Clan Thompson's Smartlist (recent release) has most of Ore-Ida's products as gluten-free but does not mention Tater Tots! Hmmmm.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:33 PM

OreIda makes fries called Fast Food Fries that are really good, and definitely gluten-free.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:43 PM

Cavendish plain straight cut, shoestring, country, and crinkle cuts are gluten-free. I have never noticed a problem with them.

I have also had Valleyfield (sp?) and I haven't noticed any problems with their fries either.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:47 PM

Cavendish plain straight cut, shoestring, country, and crinkle cuts are gluten-free. I have never noticed a problem with them.

Where can you buy this brand? I haven't had frozen fries since I was a kid!
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:07 PM

Where can you buy this brand? I haven't had frozen fries since I was a kid!

I used to buy Cavendish fries at Sobey's on PEI. In Alberta, I have been looking for them and I think that the only place I saw them was Cosco. I have found Valleyfield at Zellers here in Alberta.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:09 PM

There is a brand of frozen potato products that I love called Alexia. They make garlic fries, oven fries, mashed potato and more. And they are marked gluten free on the label. I have gotten them at Whole Foods and at Save Mart.

Also a lot of the Ore Ida products are gluten free as well.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:17 PM

I had Alexia fries once and didn't notice any problems. I see Alexia fries in health food stores.




I have also had McCains fries once and didn't notice any problems either. Here are some statements on their website:

"I see that you have a clear allergen statement on your products. I have Celiac Disease and have seen some of your products read ''gluten free''. I was wondering if you could tell me the source of the caramel coloring in your products? McCain Foods USA, Inc. has policies and procedures in place to significantly reduce the likelihood of cross-contact of food allergens in our frozen potato products. Every production facility incorporates the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) program, in addition to Corporate Quality Assurance Procedures, to minimize the occurrence of food-sensitive reactions to our finished product. At this time, the source of our caramel coloring is corn."

"Do the new McCain Smiles® fun shaped potatoes have dairy, gluten, egg, or soy in them? This product contains no ingredients sourced from dairy, gluten (wheat, oats, barley, rye, malt), egg, or soy."

http://www.mccainusa...S...7&section=4
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 04:09 AM

I bought Wegmans french fries since there a big sale last week, their bag has the gluten free G on it. They were very good, too.
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:19 AM

go to ore-ida.com and click on FAQ's. Then you can go to an extensive list of their gluten-free products. I'd put the link here but I'm to stupid to figure out how that's done :blink: :P :lol:

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:27 AM

I have also had McCains fries once and didn't notice any problems either. Here are some statements on their website:

"I see that you have a clear allergen statement on your products. I have Celiac Disease and have seen some of your products read ''gluten free''. I was wondering if you could tell me the source of the caramel coloring in your products? McCain Foods USA, Inc. has policies and procedures in place to significantly reduce the likelihood of cross-contact of food allergens in our frozen potato products. Every production facility incorporates the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) program, in addition to Corporate Quality Assurance Procedures, to minimize the occurrence of food-sensitive reactions to our finished product. At this time, the source of our caramel coloring is corn."

"Do the new McCain Smiles® fun shaped potatoes have dairy, gluten, egg, or soy in them? This product contains no ingredients sourced from dairy, gluten (wheat, oats, barley, rye, malt), egg, or soy."

http://www.mccainusa.../faqS...7§ion=4

Be sure to read the label on each McCain's product. Don't just grab one and go. Some of the "supreme" or "crispy" fries contain wheat. Also, I have never seen gluten-free written on a Canadian McCains package, but we haven't purchased fries in a while. I usually use potatoes and make oven baked fries with my own spices.
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 09:54 AM

I thought Oreida Fries were safe but then I bought the 5# family bag (to save money). I then got sick then I remembered something about bag size makes a difference. Is this true?
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 09:58 AM

Here's the link:

http://www.oreida.co...glutenfree.aspx



according to the site their 5-lb bag is gluten-free. But need to look at exactly which type you have and then the size and compare to this list.
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Neg skin biopsy & Neg bloodwork after gluten-free for 3 months
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No other Allergies or major ailments!


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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:03 AM

Here's the link:

http://www.oreida.co...glutenfree.aspx


wowza, Franceen, how DO you do that? ;)
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:14 AM

Go to the web page in your browser.

Right click the address in the address line of the browser. Select "copy".

Go to the Forum (here).

Create a post (either new topic or reply)

Right click in the post's text area (the place where you type).

Select "paste" and the link will be pasted into your post.
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Diagnosed DH by Allergist via gluten-free Diet Success
Gluten-free since Dec 2005
Gluten-free works so why keep getting tests?

Neg skin biopsy & Neg bloodwork after gluten-free for 3 months
No Endoscopy - need to eat gluten for good test & won't do it

No other Allergies or major ailments!





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