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#31 kareng

 
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:43 PM

Do you people not have iPhones? Lol there are apps that will scan the package and break down exactly what is in each of the ingredients. It's a great thing, any questions and it will pick it right up. If there any possibility of gluten it automatically high lights it.


I don't know how this " ap" decides what is gluten-free and what is not. Apparently it is wrong if it says there is wheat in a product that doesn't list wheat in the ingredients. It may just be reporting that some companies, who do not test for gluten, will not declare something gluten-free. That does not mean a product has gluten.

The most accurate info on what is in a product is what you can see with your own eyes, the ingredient list. If this ap said something was gluten-free but when you picked it up and noticed it now had wheat as an ingredient, which are you going to believe?
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:53 PM

There are plenty of things that are listed on the labels that I don't find to be clear, or perhaps clear as mud. It's only common sense that if it says wheat on the package then don't eat it, I find the app helpful. It's not for everyone, it's a personal choice, just as I'm sure there are many things listed on a label that you're willing to eat and I won't touch. Which is also the reason I try to stick to whole foods, I hate being sick, so anything that helps to keep me from being that way is awesome in my book! Ther are also apps that will take your gps coordinates and find restaurants near you with gluten-free menus! Sooo helpful!
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:59 PM

And ya know, it makes me rather skiddish that people have posted lately that they've called companies and the reps say not to eat due to possible gluten ingredients, yet people on here say the reps are incorrect. Is a person supposed to ignore the company reccomendation? The rep is getting their info from the company they work for, and there's no set rule that says ingredients can't change. Or is a person just supposed to take someone else's word for it? I guess I just don't really know what to think about the whole thing.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:01 PM

There are plenty of things that are listed on the labels that I don't find to be clear, or perhaps clear as mud. It's only common sense that if it says wheat on the package then don't eat it, I find the app helpful. It's not for everyone, it's a personal choice, just as I'm sure there are many things listed on a label that you're willing to eat and I won't touch. Which is also the reason I try to stick to whole foods, I hate being sick, so anything that helps to keep me from being that way is awesome in my book! Ther are also apps that will take your gps coordinates and find restaurants near you with gluten-free menus! Sooo helpful!


I have tried to explain that the US has a law, that if there is wheat in a a food, it must say "wheat". Therefore, an app that says a product has wheat and it is not listed on the ingredients, is wrong. Or you are saying that the company is willfully disobeying the law? And you seem to say that if this ap says it's gluten-free but the ingredients list wheat, you would still trust that the ap knows best what is in a product? These apps can be helpful but they can't possibly have every food ever made in them. And apparently, they are not all accurate. I know the ap I tried when I first went gluten-free, would not list anything unless a company would declare the item gluten-free. Many companies will not so that as they do not test them. Some will declare gluten-free based on no gluten ingredients.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:15 PM

What I'm saying is that it's helpful to me. If there is any possibility of it making me sick, I'm not eating. The app doesn't just scan for gluten or wheat, you could set it to scan for artificial sweetner if that was your ingredient to avoid. It's just calling attention to ingredients, if I read a label and am not sure that's when I scan. If it shows some possibility, then I'm good. It's common sense, quite obviously if wheat is listed then I'm not even going to scan, instead Move on to the next grocery item lol and no it doesn't have every food item, but it does come in handy. It's not for everyone but it helps me. If I could have someone who was well versed in all the laws and translations of labels shop with me everytime I go to get groceries that would be awesome, but I don't so I work with what I've got.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:21 PM

Do you people not have iPhones? Lol there are apps that will scan the package and break down exactly what is in each of the ingredients. It's a great thing, any questions and it will pick it right up. If there any possibility of gluten it automatically high lights it.


What app for the iphone do you use that can easily show the list of ingredients when scanned? And are you scanning the bar code with this app? Thanks in advance for your feedback.



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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:32 PM

I use Shopwell, you set your acct to what you want to avoid, and then you scan the bar code of the package. It shows a picture of the package (assuming it has it listed) gives nutritional info and an ingredients list. You can also just search the name of a product and it will give you options. Like I've said before, it's not for everyone but it works well for me. Your welcome. :)
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

It's in the seasonings, when scanned the product comes right up as including gluten and wheat.

Which version contains "seasoning?" I just went back to Farmer John's web site and I don't see "seasoning" as an ingredient in any of them.

Please provide a specific, verifiable source that this product contains gluten. If you do not have one, do not continue to spread false information about it.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:42 PM

In fact, they all list that. I just shot the company an email asking, I'll let you know what I find out.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:48 PM

In fact, they all list that. I just shot the company an email asking, I'll let you know what I find out.



I will try out the iPhone app. The app might be incorrect as I did find the following on the company that makes the Farmers Bacon, Hormel Foods, website:

Which food allergens are recognized in Hormel Foods products?

We recognize the top eight allergens:

  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Milk Products
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Wheat
  • Crustaceans
  • Fish
These will be clearly listed on the ingredient listing.

To avoid food allergens in our products, always read the ingredient label on every package. This ingredient listing should be reviewed prior to every purchase, as ingredients and product formulations may change.


If it has wheat, then they list it. I am suspect about the app but will give it a try. Thanks.






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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

In fact, they all list that. I just shot the company an email asking, I'll let you know what I find out.

Okay, I just looked for a third time. The word "seasoning" does not appear in any of the six ingredient lists. No gluten source ingredient is present in any of them.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:58 AM

Schneider's (spelling?) Naturals Bacon now has "Gluten Free" on the front top corner of their product as of... Sunday, July 8; I saw it, and bought it (in Calgary), this week. I'm happy about that since I like their product and love the fact that it is nitrate free! :rolleyes:

... and no, I don't own an iphone. LOL :P
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:38 AM

You didn't ask about this, but if you are in Alberta, someone ought to tell you about Kinnikinnick Foods in Edmonton. I don't think they have a physical bakery sort of presence, but orders from their online store ought to come real quick! They're very good, and everything you see on the site is gluten-free AND lists all the allergens they contain just so you can be sure.

www.kinnikinnick.com


PS. Just saw the conversation about "seasonings" and wanted to add a reminder: they recognize wheat as an allergen but of course wheat is not all gluten.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:16 PM

Don't get me started when it comes to believing reps. I talked to kraft foods about cheese whiz when i was visiting home in canada and the ingredients looked ok but i decided to play it safe..the rep said no don't eat it..there's gluten. So then I had to call about something else after..different rep told me the shpiel about how they will clearly list...i brought up what the other rep told me and she didn't understand it. I called about yet something else after and a guy told me the same thing again as the first rep. Not sure if it was the same guy or not both times but it REALLY ended up confusing me.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:22 AM

You didn't ask about this, but if you are in Alberta, someone ought to tell you about Kinnikinnick Foods in Edmonton. I don't think they have a physical bakery sort of presence, but orders from their online store ought to come real quick! They're very good, and everything you see on the site is gluten-free AND lists all the allergens they contain just so you can be sure.

www.kinnikinnick.com


PS. Just saw the conversation about "seasonings" and wanted to add a reminder: they recognize wheat as an allergen but of course wheat is not all gluten.

I regularly go to Kinnikinnick in Edmonton to pick up their new soft bread. It is my new favourite bread, even better than Undi's and Glutino Genius in my opinion (and I am very, very particular about bread). Their baguettes are also pretty good - not as good as mine but still! ;) They do have a small bakery area in the front where they sell cupcakes, bars, tarts...but you must go early in the day before they run out. I feel very safe purchasing their products. They are extremely knowledgable. We are going again in two weeks' time. I rarely purchase processed food (I am a scratch cook and baker) but as I mentioned, their bread and baguettes are good. Many like their doughnuts.

Back to the bacon subject - I once saw bacon that included gluten in their ingredient list but it was a specialty seasoned bacon that is very uncommon. Aside from that I have never seen gluten in bacon. You must carefully scrutinize labels of things like chorizo, prosciutto and pancetta. Of course I scrutinize every single label of everything I buy but you know what I mean. :)
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