Help With Canned Beans!
Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:27 PM
Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:16 AM
Thank you for your email concerning our Van Camp's Pork and Beans.
We understand how important it is for people who have been medically diagnosed with gluten sensitivity to obtain accurate information about our food to help plan their meals and diets. And we continue to look for ways to meet the dietary needs of our consumers.
Since wheat is a major food allergen, if it is used in the product it would be listed in the contains statement following the ingredients list. The flour used in many of our products is wheat flour and you should avoid these products if you have gluten sensitivities. If any ingredient in the product includes rye or barley, it will be listed in parentheses immediately following the ingredient. Oats do not contain gluten, but they frequently have been exposed to wheat or barley and are not recommended for celiac patients. If Natural Flavors, Artificial Flavors, or Spices listed in the ingredients list contain wheat, rye or barley, these ingredients would be listed in parenthesis immediately following the ingredient. Some fermented or distilled products such as vinegar may be derived from wheat. Most of the vinegar in our products is distilled and through the distilling process protein gluten is removed.
Starting January of 2012, we began producing the following brands validated as gluten-free with gluten-free printed on their labels:
-Cocoa: Swiss Miss all varieties
-Egg Beaters: all varieties
-Tomatoes: Hunt's all varieties (excluding Pasta Sauces, Tomato Sauces and Ketchups)
-Orville Redenbacher's: all Ready to Eat varieties
-Pudding: Swiss Miss & Snack Pack, excludes those containing Tapioca
Below is a list of some of our other products that do not contain added gluten*
-PAM Cooking Spray: all varieties except PAM Baking
-Hebrew National: all items except Franks in a Blanket
-Wesson oils: all varieties
-Peter Pan Peanut Butter: all varieties
-Popcorn: Act II microwave, Orville Redenbacher jar and microwave, excluding Crunch n Munch and Poppycock
-Spreads: Parkay, Blue Bonnet, Fleischmann's and Move Over Butter
-David Seeds: all varieties
-Tomato Sauces: Hunt's tomato paste and sauces excluding pasta sauces
-Ketchup: Hunt's all varieties
-Reddi-Wip: all varieties
-Ro*Tel Tomatoes (excluding sauces)
*These items have been identified as not containing gluten. They are not currently routinely tested to affirm they contain less than 20ppm gluten for a 'gluten-free' claim.
We always advise consumers who may have sensitivities to recheck the ingredient list on each package. Products are oftentimes reformulated and the ingredients may change. If you have additional questions about your personal dietary needs, please consult your doctor or a registered dietitian.
I hope you have a great day!
Gluten Free going on 5 years and counting!
gluten-free is a life change and not a diet.
Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:09 AM
Chili powder is nothing more than ground peppers, which would be gluten-free.
Chili seasoning is a blend of chili powder with other ingredients, which could possibly include gluten.
It could also be labeled "chili powder blend." In the US and Canada, wheat would have to be disclosed using the word "wheat."
Actually, (unfortunately) what's often called Chili Powder usually has ground chile peppers, cumin, salt and other ingredients, such as this one:
They don't always add the word "blend" or "seasoning" to the label.
(Unless it's something like New Mexico chile powder, which is just ground chiles).
But you're right, the word "wheat" would have to be on there.
Diagnosed with wheat hates me 4/13
Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:22 AM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:10 PM
My nutritionist recommends Eden...but I'm now off all beans which is a great tragedy in my life. *sob* She says I can trial them again in about 6 months. But on a positive note, dropping beans and corn seem to be helping with the pain issues I continued to have after going gluten-free!
I have other food allergies besides being celiac. I use some Bush beans, but mostly Lucks, ( in the south) I do great with Lucks! Good luck! I know other beans have been mentioned (Eden) and they are gluten-free, however, the cost is much.
George Washington Carver
Blood work positive 4/10
Endo biopsy positive 5/10
Gluten free 5/10
Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:02 AM
I never liked bread anyway.....
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:06 AM
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