Artificial & Natural Flavoring
Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:37 AM
However, I was surprised when I noticed Artificial Flavoring on the Safe List. Last week at the grocery store I noticed dried fruit with the following ingredient:
ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR (WHEAT)
So I guess artificial flavor can contain gluten.
My question is: Are natural & artificial flavorings typically gluten free? Or are they at least typically gluten free in certain kinds of products? Is there any way to know, or at least be reasonably certain, that the flavorings do not contain gluten?
I wonder the same about food colorings. Are colorings typically gluten free? Or are they typically gluten-free when used in certain types of foods, perhaps? I know caramel color is listed questionable, but is "likely gluten-free is manufactured in North America." However, colorings in general do not include the "likely gluten-free is manucatured in North America" clause. And by colorings, that means ingredients like Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue Lake etc., right?
My girlfriend has had celiac as long as I have known her. She is constantly sick with stomach aches & feels bloated. She becomes so discouraged sometimes, I cannot help but want to do everything possible to help her feel healthy. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you so much.
Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:59 AM
When a company says it will clearly list gluten, you might still see things
like "modified food starch" or "natural flavor." In this case, the suspect
ingredient does not have gluten if gluten is not plainly listed. I cannot
tell you about any policies regarding cross contamination.
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gluten-free since 1/12/06
Very positive dietary response
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Biopsy 7/7/06 ~ Diagnosed Celiac 7/12/2006
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Still eating gluten for now.
Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:28 AM
Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:17 AM
And what about artificial color & colorings then? And "Color Added"?
And what about things like Yellow 5, Blue 40 etc.? (Are these the same things as food coloring, coloring, color added, etc.?)
Posted 24 April 2007 - 05:12 PM
For both... at least the still must list wheat(in the US)
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