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Gluten Free Corn Meal?


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#1 Greg56

 
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 05:16 PM

Hi,

I am very new at trying to eat gluten free. I assumed I was doing so and then it hit me... I did not know if the Shurfine corn meal I was eating is gluten free. It would appear to be according to the ingredients list but it is not listed as gluten-free on the lengthy list provided by Shurfine foods.

Can anyone tell me if Shurfine brand yellow Corn Meal is gluten-free and if not, can you tell me of any brands that are gluten-free?

TIA
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 05:18 PM

What are the ingredients listed?
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:22 PM

What are the ingredients listed?

INGREDIENTS:Degerminated Yellow Corn Meal, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine, Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid.

To me that looked OK but I though perhaps the possibility of cross contamination may be why they don't list this product on their gluten-free listing.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:32 PM

The ingredients look fine to me. What listing are you referring to? Can you post the link?
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:11 PM

The ingredients look fine to me. What listing are you referring to? Can you post the link?


Shurfine foods gluten-free list:
http://www.afmidwest.....free List.pdf


I also found the following pdf for the "Our Family" brand of foods for anyone interested.
http://www.ourfamily.../glutenfree.pdf

I find the easiest way to search the list is to enter the UPC number from a food package into a search on the computer (or PDA when in the store) rather than spelling out the food name as there is less chance for error, at least for me.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:28 AM

The first list is 2.5 years old, and doesn't include any brand names "Shurefine" (which I'm assuming is their store brand?)

This is one reason why "lists" are a problem.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:38 AM

Hi,

I am very new at trying to eat gluten free. I assumed I was doing so and then it hit me... I did not know if the Shurfine corn meal I was eating is gluten free. It would appear to be according to the ingredients list but it is not listed as gluten-free on the lengthy list provided by Shurfine foods.

Can anyone tell me if Shurfine brand yellow Corn Meal is gluten-free and if not, can you tell me of any brands that are gluten-free?

TIA
Greg



Cornmeal by itself is naturally gluten free so, unless this is a mix with other ingredients added, it would be gluten free.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:43 AM

You may want to check labels for statements like "processed on eqipment that also processes wheat" or "processed in a facility that also processes wheat".
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:52 AM

I emailed the company and asked the following question:

Hi,
Can you tell me if your Shurfine brand Yellow Corn Meal is gluten free?
The UPC number is 11161 15813
Thank you,

I just got a reply to that email which was the single following line:

"yes, there is just corn gluten."


So, I guess they are saying it is gluten free as far as the celiac is concerned.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:13 AM

The first list is 2.5 years old, and doesn't include any brand names "Shurefine" (which I'm assuming is their store brand?)


Both Shurfine and Shurfresh are the brand names of the products and are the store brand. All of the items in the list are either Shurfine or Shurfresh.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:59 AM

Try Kinnikinnick for gluten-free corn meal and corn flour:

http://consumer.kinn...sumer.home.html
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:51 AM

Arrowhead mills makes an organic cornmeal that says gluten free on the package. I also tested it with one of those home kits and it said that it was gluten free too.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:35 PM

Note to more sensitive celiacs : Kinnikinnick is dedicated gluten-free, while Arrowhead Mills (and pretty much any random store brand) isn't.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:48 AM

Note to more sensitive celiacs : Kinnikinnick is dedicated gluten-free, while Arrowhead Mills (and pretty much any random store brand) isn't.


Thanks Raisin, and also to the more sensitive celiacs, when I looked at the test 9 hours later I could see a very faint positive. I spoke too soon about it being negative. I think I am going to try grinding my own.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

Thanks Raisin, and also to the more sensitive celiacs, when I looked at the test 9 hours later I could see a very faint positive. I spoke too soon about it being negative. I think I am going to try grinding my own.

Hello dilettantesteph, has anyone tried the Domata flour? I got some a few days ago.....WOW is it ever good, plus it is certified by the Celiac Sprue Association. It is manufactured in a state of the art, Wheat, Barely, Rye, and OAT free facility and the supply chain is also certified. I tested it with the strips and also have now eaten it for three days in a row with nothing! I am jumping up in the air and my heals are clicking on this one!! Maybe it is just me, but I can't get over how good it is! Today I used it for breading on some chicken breast chunks and lightly fried them in some olive oil. Yee ha! Yesterday, I made a flat bread with it by putting a little oregano and basil in it put the water in it, greased a pan with olive oil, baked it for about 25 minutes, then tore pieces off and dipped it into some more olive oil, basil, oregano and a dash of salt. It is super light and fluffy and not grainy at all. It was listed as a new product at our local super store. Not sure how long it has been out. Mike
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