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#811 Saz

 
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:36 AM

I guess I just always assumed that there was gluten in the flavourings of those cereals as well as the actaul wheat etc. I tried the nutrigrain ones today. It doesn't taste like I remember the milk from nutrigrain tasting but it's been so so long since I had it. It wasn't bad. Something to add to breakfast anyway.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:22 AM

Have been pleasantly surprised for the third time this after finding another "didn't think I would be able to eat that food" Apart from the milk drinks I found a weight watchers frozen meal and now some frozen potato products.

 

Also found purebred hot cross buns in Coles and one Woolies that was stocking Livwell ones. 

 

Kind of makes up for the fact that the few tinned soups that used to be ok now containing various gluteny things. WHY?


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

Can anyone shed light on the meaning in the details of gluten free labelling here in Australia? Does "gluten" (with 0 or nil detected or something similar) in the nutrition label demonstrate with certainty that something has been tested? And what does it mean when something is labelled "gluten free" but does not list "gluten" in the nutritional analysis?

We have been in Australia for over a year now and are doing better than ever. We love how much easier gluten free eating is here (compared to the States). Sometimes I worry that Australians don't know how good they have it here. Why are Australian coeliacs pushing for relaxed standards? Or is that a generalisation perpetuated by the Coeliac Australia?
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:46 AM

Can anyone shed light on the meaning in the details of gluten free labelling here in Australia? Does "gluten" (with 0 or nil detected or something similar) in the nutrition label demonstrate with certainty that something has been tested? And what does it mean when something is labelled "gluten free" but does not list "gluten" in the nutritional analysis?

We have been in Australia for over a year now and are doing better than ever. We love how much easier gluten free eating is here (compared to the States). Sometimes I worry that Australians don't know how good they have it here. Why are Australian coeliacs pushing for relaxed standards? Or is that a generalisation perpetuated by the Coeliac Australia?

Technically In Aus if something is labeled as gluten free then that is what it means. Be slightly careful if it is a imported product though as on rare ocassions you will find something labeled gluten-free but has the warning about been processed on other lines.

 

The standards we had a few years ago were already fairly strict but then they got even stricter.  I think it had more affect on products that aren't lableled as gluten free but are if you read the ingredients list. I think perhaps it was to help people who were extremely sensitive but it ended up making it harder for those who aren't.

 

It does make me wonder sometimes how different countries can have different levels of "gluten" that are ok. For example in some countries, specially grown oats are considered gluten-free but not here.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

Are Panadol mini caps gluten free? Anyone had any experiences with them?


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

Are Panadol mini caps gluten free? Anyone had any experiences with them?

 

According to their website they are gluten-free. Check medication boxes carefully, it is often written on them somewhere- just not anywhere obvious.

As with foods, it is best to always check each time that the product is still ok. Also when checking websites for ingredients ensure it is the site for whatever country you are buying the product from. Also if overseas read the ingredients before buying the product even if it seems to be exactly the same.

 

Don't mean to sound like I'm treating you like a idiot- I just noticed you are a new member and not sure if you are new to gluten-free as well.


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:57 PM

For anyone who was watching Good Chef Bad Chef this morning the Lasagne they made was not gluten-free as they put spelt flour in. It's a pre recorded show so there really shouldn't be any excuse. Just unacceptable.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:31 AM

Hello from the deep south off New zealand southland Invercargill :) 


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

A big hello to you, peter/southland.  Not many Kiwis around here any more, so another voice from the mainland (or should I say Te Wai Pounamu now ;) since South Island is apparently not "official") is a welcome addition.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:43 PM

There doesn't seem to be many of us left here at all. :P

 

A big hello to you, peter/southland.  Not many Kiwis around here any more,


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:35 AM

I went to Aldi tonight and found a bunch of things from their Has No range. I bought chocolate cake mix, rice porridge and instant chicken flavoured noodles. Only tried the noodles so far. They are pretty good. They didn't all stick together like the fantastic ones do. Also they don't taste as salty to me.

 

They also had sweet and savoury biscuits and some cereal. Apparently they only realease the range for a limited time each year. Seems a bit of a shame, while most products seem to have similar available in other places a bit of brand variety would be nice.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

I think the has no range is permanent now!, seems to be. There is no Kiwi's left because they all moved to the big dry island.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

I think the has no range is permanent now!, seems to be. There is no Kiwi's left because they all moved to the big dry island.

 

Not all of us, just the ones looking for a bigger buck :D (of the dollar variety, in case that was misconstrued :P ).  Some of us are still here on the Shaky Isles, in fact even in the heart of Shakyland :rolleyes:


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:02 PM

I'm new here and thought I'd say hi!

I'm in a very confused state at the moment. My 2 year old son had the bloods done about a month ago and his gliadin iga was 5 (negative) but his ttg iga/igg was >300 (very positive!!). My GP was happy to diagnose coeliac on that but my paed wants the biopsy done. The gastro is trying to fit us in before the 9th may.

Did anyone get diagnosed without the biopsy? Did anyone have the biopsy and it not be coelaic but something else?
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:06 AM

Hello!

I am from Brisbane and newly diagnosed coeliac. I am in the process of coming to terms with how much this is going to change my life and trying to find out as much I can about the disease.

I hope to use this forum for info and guideance as I have found a lack of Australian coeliac forums.

Looking forward to talking to you all. Apologies if I ask stupid questions for a bit.
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