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Is Del Monte Ketchup Gluten-free?


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#1 David

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:55 PM

Hello:

Can someone please clarify this for me?

Is Del Monte Ketchup gluten-free?

I am extremely new to all of this, and am just learning how to read ingredents and everything.

But one day, I had nothing but dry roasted peanuts, potato chip and a home-made roast with fresh potatoes, onions and carrots.

The only “X factor” was we were out of Ketchup so I got Del Monte… I did compare the labels of two different brands (Del Monte and Heinz) and both had the dreaded “natural flavors” listed…. But for whatever reason, I thought Ketchup would usually be “safe”

By the end of the night though, I was extremely bloated, and felt so ill that it was as if I had just eaten an entire loaf of bread.

I realize I’m very new to this “food cop” stuff, so I need some help was it the Ketchup? Could just a little bit of the Ketchup with the roast make me feel that bad? If it wasn’t the Ketchup, what else could it be? I’ve been avoiding the Ketchup since, but don’t want to throw it out until I’m sure that’s what it was.

One other question that would greatly help the “food cop” investigations: Once I’ve made a mistake and had something with gluten, approximately how long until that “gluttened” feeling sets in? Since I’m new to this I’m sure I’ll be making a lot more mistakes as I go along, and it would help my “post-mortem” investigations a lot if I knew how far back I’d need to look at what I ate.

Thanks for all of your help.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:15 PM

Hi David,

Yes, the learning curve it very steep!

To help make it easier, here is a listing of companies who will clearly list all forms of gluten. When you buy these products, you know there is nothing hidden in "natural flavors" or "spices". These are the good guys:

http://www.glutenfre...donothidegluten

ALL Del Monte Tomatoes & Tomato Products are gluten free (BUT Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce Flavored with Meat)

It took me a while to know the difference between unhealed and a glutening. Anything I ate was a problem for a month or so. It's also recommended to give dairy a break until some healing can take place.

This is the greatest site for information around. Hope this was helpful.
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#3 Juliebove

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:43 PM

The potato chips might have been the culprit. What kind were they? Some brands are notorious for cross contamination.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:45 PM

Welcome!! For the food cop, I probably wouldn't eat anything with natural flavorings without calling the company first. That's cause of my own experience. It isn't always a problem for us but sometimes it does contain gluten products which of course are natural. But that' s just me.

It could have been something else you reacted to. What did you season your roast with? It is helpfull to jot down what you are eating in the beginning so in case you get that "feeling", you know the one I mean, you can look back & try to puzzle it together. It will help you pin down cross contamination too. Sometimes we think we are being so careful but oops! something is sneaky and gets us. I've been at it a year but this week I figured my tea was causing me to feel bad. It doesn't have any gluten on the label but I've been feeling bad since I started drinking it. I switched back to a domestic tea I know I can trust. I feel better already.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:32 PM

My bet for the culprit was the peanuts. Heinz ketsup is also gluten free and the distilled vinager is from corn, just in case your someone who reacts to distilled gluten grains.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:25 PM

Wow! Thanks for all the replies so far. Great quick responses. At least I know it wasn’t the Ketchup, and don’t have to throw it out.

The Potato Chips were Lay’s, which from the ingredient list and website should be safe, though I’m sure cross-contamination could be any issue.

Raven, I’m just curious, do they generally use gluten additives in dry-roasting peanuts? I just assumed they’d be safe. (Part of the learning curve is learning how overly-processed our food is and how things you’d never expect to contain gluten actual do.) They were the generic Ralph’s(Kroger) grocery store brand. In some ways that’d make the most sense, because I did eat a lot of them, and that’d probably explain why I got as ill as I did. Cross-contamination could be the culprit, but I doubt I would have felt as ill as I did from it.

Thanks again to all respondents. I may never uncover exactly what happened, but at least I know it wasn’t the kepchup.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:02 PM

Wow! Thanks for all the replies so far. Great quick responses. At least I know it wasn’t the Ketchup, and don’t have to throw it out.

The Potato Chips were Lay’s, which from the ingredient list and website should be safe, though I’m sure cross-contamination could be any issue.

Raven, I’m just curious, do they generally use gluten additives in dry-roasting peanuts? I just assumed they’d be safe. (Part of the learning curve is learning how overly-processed our food is and how things you’d never expect to contain gluten actual do.) They were the generic Ralph’s(Kroger) grocery store brand. In some ways that’d make the most sense, because I did eat a lot of them, and that’d probably explain why I got as ill as I did. Cross-contamination could be the culprit, but I doubt I would have felt as ill as I did from it.

Thanks again to all respondents. I may never uncover exactly what happened, but at least I know it wasn’t the kepchup.


I would call the company and ask if they use wheat, rye, barley or oats in the product or the processing of the peanuts.
Dry roasted nuts are more risky than oil roasted- for example:

Fishers-

INGREDIENTS: PEANUTS, SUGAR, SALT, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (FLAVOR ENHANCER), CORNSTARCH, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, DRIED YEAST, MOLASSES, SPICE, ONION POWDER, NATURAL FLAVORS (CONTAINS CEREAL WITH GLUTEN), GARLIC POWDER, MALTODEXTRIN, AND OLEORESIN OF PAPRIKA (CONTAINS SOYBEAN OIL).

There are many of us who have issues also with Lay's products the danger from CC is just too strong. Your best bet is the Plain ones or the Lay's Stacks.
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Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)


celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

#8 ang1e0251

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:16 AM

I eat dry roasted peanuts no problem but last week had a reaction to Lay's potato chips. Won't ever eat those again.
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