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#1 VydorScope

 
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:15 PM

Is this bad or good? It is in Catalina Dressing, if that helps :)
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:30 PM

You have to check about modified food starch because it is a questionable and can contain gluten.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:37 PM

Kraft will clearly indicate gluten on the ingredient list. If the catalina dressing is Kraft, then you can look at the ingredients and they will clearly indicate the source of the modified food starch. For other companies though, you should call to make sure it is not wheat.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:52 PM

Kraft will clearly indicate gluten on the ingredient list. If the catalina dressing is Kraft, then you can look at the ingredients and they will clearly indicate the source of the modified food starch. For other companies though, you should call to make sure it is not wheat.

It is Kraft, but it just says "Modified Food Starch" nothing else.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:55 PM

O it's a Kraft brand...I did not know that..if that's all it says then it is safe...

They will not hide it under anything and if it doesn't say wheat,rye,barley, oats on the label then its safe
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:56 PM

It would be fine, if there was gluten in it they would clearly indicate it.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:59 PM

Cool! Thanks!
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:00 AM

I was told by someone whom I trust completely that if a product is made in USA and it says modified food starch, it is corn, unless otherwise stated.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:27 PM

I was told by someone whom I trust completely that if a product is made in USA and it says modified food starch, it is corn, unless otherwise stated.

That is true about Maltodextrin in the US but I have not heard that of modified food starch. If it is a brand that won't hide anything then it would be safe unless stated but that is a questionable ingredient that must be followed up on....9 out of 10 times it will be safe but I have run into things in the US that contain gluten in the MFS.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:30 PM

I was told by someone whom I trust completely that if a product is made in USA and it says modified food starch,  it is corn,  unless otherwise stated.

Alas, no. As Kaiti said, that holds true with maltodextrin, but modified food starch is just another coverup name like natural flavors.

LOL, alas. Just edited because I found it funny that I used that word :lol:

Edited by Coulter, 31 May 2005 - 12:31 PM.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:40 PM

I've heard the same things from several food companies re: Modified Food Starch. Standard food industry and labeling laws state that in the US it is suppose to mean derived from tapioca. But what I've noticed is that sometimes they won't write anything and when you call them its derived from corn. Some companies put in the label of where its from and some don't. You also have to be careful about Natural Flavorings. Kraft Foods is good about labeling their foods. They'll even send you a list of the foods they make that are gluten free.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 04:00 PM

http://www.kraftfood...ree_0623031.pdf

Kraft's labeling policy above. They currently do not give a list of gluten-free products for the US, but do for Canada.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:36 PM

I'm in US and I called them and they'll mailed it to me. If I find the sheet I'll post.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:25 PM

I was told by someone whom I trust completely that if a product is made in USA and it says modified food starch, it is corn, unless otherwise stated.



I wouldn't listen to that. I had Cool Whip with Modified Food Starch and wished it had killed me because I was throwing up and swollen for a week.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:31 PM

I wouldn't listen to that. I had Cool Whip with Modified Food Starch and wished it had killed me because I was throwing up and swollen for a week.

That sounds awful, and I'm sorry you got sick but Cool Whip doesn't contain gluten. Kraft will always declare in the ingredient list any gluten and won't hide it in things like modified food starch or natural flavors.

There are many artificial ingredients in it, and maybe your healing system couldn't tolerate them.
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