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Gluten In Lunchmeats


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#1 Genna'smom

 
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:49 AM

Can anyone tell me why our kids cannot have processed lunchmeats. I have been reading labels and cannot find a reason why she cannot have them inlcuding bologna, hard salami etc... please help as she misses these things.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:01 AM

I've found most packaged lunch meats to be safe. I'm not quite sure why they got a bad rap. We buy Oscar Mayer bologna and have no problems. We normal get Hormel Natural Selections lunch meats because they don't have nitrates/nitrites, but that has nothing to do with gluten.

Most deli-cut meats we avoid because of the potential for cross contamination in the actual deli.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:21 AM

I've found from lots of label reading that most are safe. Boars Head is good and gluten free. Just be careful of cc from the slicer. If you bat your eyelashes, they will clean it for you, or just go first thing in the am when they're clean.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:47 AM

Can anyone tell me why our kids cannot have processed lunchmeats. I have been reading labels and cannot find a reason why she cannot have them inlcuding bologna, hard salami etc... please help as she misses these things.


Why did you think your kids can't have these? I know of almost no lunchmeats that have gluten.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:02 PM

Why did you think your kids can't have these? I know of almost no lunchmeats that have gluten.

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Beward most processed meats contain gluten. it is a processing agent. Ask Deli counter person for Gluten free meats. They are out there. Like Boars head. Stuff is everywhere. Look at most peperoni sticks that actually contain milk products and no one would ever know
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#6 lovegrov

 
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:19 AM

Beward most processed meats contain gluten. it is a processing agent. Ask Deli counter person for Gluten free meats. They are out there. Like Boars head. Stuff is everywhere. Look at most peperoni sticks that actually contain milk products and no one would ever know


I'm sorry, but this is just untrue in the U.S. Virtually no processed meat has gluten. Oscar Meyer, Hillshire Farm, Boar's Head, Kroger, Buddig. All either safe or will clearly list gluten. I can't name a hot dog or a salami or pepperoni that has gluten.

If you know otherwise, please provide a list of the processed meats that absolutely have gluten.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:20 AM

Beward most processed meats contain gluten. it is a processing agent. Ask Deli counter person for Gluten free meats. They are out there. Like Boars head. Stuff is everywhere. Look at most peperoni sticks that actually contain milk products and no one would ever know


Also, in the U.S. if ANY food contains milk, including pepperoni sticks, it has to be clearly listed. Just read the ingredients.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:49 AM

I'm not a parent so I haven't checked this board before, but now I'm glad I did. I was told to watch out for the preservatives and fillers in lunch meats, especially salami, bologna, corned beef and hot dogs. I'm new to the gluten-free diet so I've been playing it pretty safe and am especially careful of bologna since my mom refuses to talk about what she saw when she toured a plant years ago (she still eats it, but will spit it out if anyone reminds her of that tour).
I'm glad to hear that most brands of lunch meat are safe... I found some gluten-free crackers that would be great with some Buddig beef.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:47 AM

I think there was a time before the era of better labeling where lunch meats could be of concern. I honestly don't think I have ever seen gluten in a lunch meat (meatballs or speciality sausage perhaps), but never in lunch meat.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:30 PM

I'm sorry, but this is just untrue in the U.S. Virtually no processed meat has gluten. Oscar Meyer, Hillshire Farm, Boar's Head, Kroger, Buddig. All either safe or will clearly list gluten. I can't name a hot dog or a salami or pepperoni that has gluten.

If you know otherwise, please provide a list of the processed meats that absolutely have gluten.

richard


A couple years back one of the varieties of Nathan's hot dogs contained wheat. It was clearly listed on the label. I haven't check recently so don't know what the current status is.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:19 PM

A couple years back one of the varieties of Nathan's hot dogs contained wheat. It was clearly listed on the label. I haven't check recently so don't know what the current status is.

I think Nathan's still have gluten..I checked a few months ago.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

It was discussed here recently that Nathan's have changed their ingredients and current production is gluten-free. Old product could still be around--read the label. We are not aware of any hot dog in the US that currently contains gluten.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

If you know otherwise, please provide a list of the processed meats that absolutely have gluten.

richard

I was told at a Family Fare(Spartan store) that the Spartan brand deli meat contained gluten when I asked. All they had available at the counter was Kreschmar brand deli meat beside the Spartan and most of those are gluten free I found out according to the deli lady, course I paid $7 lb for that meat but it is delicious!
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:53 AM

Thanks to all your replies. I remember reading this a while back we started this almost 2 yrs ago now and she had totally stopped eating and was on a feeding tube and is just starting to eat again. I have went either early in the day or late at night and they are not happy about using a clean machine but will do it once I explain the circumstance. She was so happy at lunch today to eat salami and cheese and crackers again.

Thanks again
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:53 AM

I think Nathan's still have gluten..I checked a few months ago.


Peter is right. Nathan's took the wheat out of their hot dogs months ago.

richard
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