There are no warnings, in the US, from Celiac center's or various Celiac Societies that a Celiac cannot eat plain meat. If you are worried about what might be added to your meat, buy high quality meat that is cut or ground at the grocer. Look at the sodium contents on pre-packed meat. You will see that salt water is sometimes added - the sodium amount will be much higher per serving than plain meat.
Yes, chicken you buy in the store can contain gluten. Chicken meat will not contain gluten before packaging, but look at the excerpt below from an article entitled:
What's really in supermarket poultry (abbreviated title)
The article specifically mentions wheat (it's toward the end of the passage) as a potential ingredient in the solution injected into the chicken meat. They inject a lot of this solution into the meat, as much as 30% of the chicken weight you pay for can be the injected solution. If packaged chicken is gluten free it will say so below the box on the plastic wrap that has the nutritional information (calories etc).
Here's the passage:
His next task is to bulk out the trim by getting it to absorb water and additives. For this to happen, the manufacturer has to create a ‘brine’, a chemical solution that will encourage the meat to retain liquid using binding agents.
These binding agents are usually from five main sources, which can be used separately or mixed together.
The first is transglutaminase, an enzyme that is essentially a natural glue. Indeed, it is sometimes called ‘meat glue’. The second is from a group collectively known as hydrocolloids, substances that form a gel on contact with water.
These hydrocolloids include carrageenan, which is derived from seaweed, as well as the exotically named locust bean gum — extracted from the seeds of the carob tree — and guar gum, which derives from ground guar beans.
The third widely-used agent, especially in seafood, is phosphate, which is taken from phosphoric acid and is valued for its ability to make oil adhere to water.
The fourth is fibre, made from a source such as wheat, citrus or cellulose.
And the fifth is protein powder, which is made by extracting collagen from pigs’ skins.
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Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the link if you have never watched it.