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#1 foodiegurl

 
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 02:22 PM

Does anyone know if this is still gluten-free? I know it used to say 'gluten-free' on the package, and when I was at the store today, I noticed none of them had the label, and then I checked their web site on my phone..and it says dairy-free, kosher, etc.... but nothing about being gluten-free, yet is has some natural flavoring in it, so I am nervous to eat it without knowing for sure. And of course it is the weekend, so I can't call them

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:41 PM

Have you checked the Tribe website?
http://www.tribehumm.../nutrition.html

I hate when companies are vague, suddenly change ingredients or come up with CYA statements even though their products may be gluten free.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:45 PM

Yes, I did check the web site as I was at the store, and that is the thing, they don't even mention gluten, yet they say it is dairy and soy-free. So if it was gluten-free, and it used to even label it gluten-free, why would they not mention it now??

Very interesting....mm......
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:51 PM

Sorry, I realize this is not about Tribe hummus, but if you are looking for some gluten-free hummus before you find out for sure about Tribe, I checked with Cedar's in December 2009 after noticing a similar issue with the gluten free label going missing. They confirmed that they are changing packaging, and it is all gluten-free.

Yes, all of our hommus is gluten free. We are in the middle of changing our packaging and all of it will say gluten/wheat free.
Sorry for the confusion. Have a great new year!

Sincerely,
Cindy Giusti
Cedars Mediterranean Foods Inc
www.cedarsfoods.com



Does anyone know if this is still gluten-free? I know it used to say 'gluten-free' on the package, and when I was at the store today, I noticed none of them had the label, and then I checked their web site on my phone..and it says dairy-free, kosher, etc.... but nothing about being gluten-free, yet is has some natural flavoring in it, so I am nervous to eat it without knowing for sure. And of course it is the weekend, so I can't call them

Cheers!


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Posted 24 April 2010 - 04:21 PM

Who knows why! It is so aggravating. Or you email the company and don't know any more when you get their lame response to a simple question than you did before you even asked.

Like Wal-Mart's Great Value chicken broth - it used to say gluten free on the label but now there's a CYA statement with an allergy warning: Contains milk. May contain traces of eggs and shrimp. Shrimp? In chicken broth? That's why it takes me absolutely forever to shop, which I've come to hate even more since going gluten free.

I think the only way to avoid these ridiculous things is to make our own from scratch whenever possible so we know exactly what's in something. Obviously that has nothing to do with the Tribe Hummus you already bought. Posted Image

OK...I'll get off my soapbox now. Posted Image
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 04:48 PM

I think the only way to avoid these ridiculous things is to make our own from scratch whenever possible so we know exactly what's in something. Obviously that has nothing to do with the Tribe Hummus you already bought. Posted Image


Hummus is very easy to make. All is takes is a can of chick peas, some tahini, and whatever you want to make it your own like lemon juice or garlic or dill or sun dried tomatoes or anything really. You don't even need a food processor, though it does help :)

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:25 PM

I think the only way to avoid these ridiculous things is to make our own from scratch whenever possible so we know exactly what's in something.

But, you still will not really know for sure if you bought any ingredient from somebody else, or grew it in your own yard where a person or animal may have brought something into the yard. Grow your own everything in a greenhouse with positive air pressure differential and an airlock, and maybe then you can be sure.

Okay, that was a bit over-the-top, but my point is that whenever you buy something, you take a risk.

Shrimp in chicken broth? Yes, of course, if one of the other soups they make contains shrimp. That is what "may contain traces of x" means--a shared facility or equipment with another product that does contain it. I take it that your own home is absolutely 100% gluten-free; otherwise you have the *same risks* in your house.

Labels and cross-contamination risk are valid topics, but this one is about hummus, and a specific one at that.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:11 PM

Yes, I know I can make hummus, and actually have all the ingredients on hand, but I will wanted something quick and easy and I used to always eat this brand, so that is why the new packaging and lack of explanation on their web site leaves me confused.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:21 PM

Hi, I emailed Tribe a couple of weeks ago and this is the response I got:

"Thank you for your interest in Tribe products and
taking the time to email us with your question.
Yes, all our hummus are gluten free. Hope this
eases your mind. Please feel free to enjoy.

I will drop some money saving coupons in the mail today.

Sincerely,

Peg Volpe
Consumer Affairs Specialist
Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc."


So, I tried it once again and it didn't sit well with me, not sure if it was something else in there I'm sensitive to. I stick with Cedar's now.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:01 AM

Yes, I know I can make hummus, and actually have all the ingredients on hand, but I will wanted something quick and easy and I used to always eat this brand, so that is why the new packaging and lack of explanation on their web site leaves me confused.


That's so odd, then.
I just think of hummus as so easy to do and containing about 6 basic ingredients.
I can't imagine what they would put into hummus except "natural flavoring" that had gluten in it??
At least you got an answer from Mac below.
Now I wonder what is making her sick from it.

I like premade hummus but it's never garlicky or lemony enough for me, so I tend to make my own.
But you know, as I can't eat pita bread now ... I haven't made it in a while.
I have a recipe for gluten-free pita bread but I actually get down to trying to make it.

Hummus and pita bread are vital together though hummus and carrots come pretty close :)

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Long history of IBS, and stomach/intestinal problems. Low on iron for all of my life.
Low on energy, with aches and pains in my joints and in my whole body for as long as I can remember.
Mostly lactose intolerant for all of my life (except for yoghurt)
Diagnosed in 2003 by naturapath as wheat intolerant. Tried it then fell of the wagon. In Feb. 2010 tried going gluten-free.
Went back to the poison in March, 2010.
Tested negative for celiac in April, 2010 (based on negative biopsy and normal tTG test). IgA tested 30-40 percent higher than normal.
Not going to fight the diagnosis because I refuse to go back to the poison. Happily gluten-free for health reasons as of April 2010, and not looking back.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:03 AM

I take it that your own home is absolutely 100% gluten-free; otherwise you have the *same risks* in your house.

Labels and cross-contamination risk are valid topics, but this one is about hummus, and a specific one at that.


I highly doubt that it's even humanly possible for anyone to make their home 100% gluten free. I just never dreamed grocery shopping would be so terribly frustrating.

My apologies for getting off topic.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:50 PM

Instead of pita, I like hummus with fresh cut veggies, especially red and yellow bell peppers and rice crackers.

I had some of the Tribe hummus today, and so far, so good (knock on wood)
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