Jump to content

Follow Us:  Twitter Facebook RSS Feed            




   arrowShare this page:
   

   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

 
Ads by Google:
Celiac.com Sponsor:                                    


Photo
- - - - -

M&M's


  • Please log in to reply

5 replies to this topic

#1 GFreeMO

 
GFreeMO

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,330 posts
 

Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:21 AM

I am looking for a safe gluten free chocolate Halloween candy. I just got off the phone with a rep. at the Mars co. about their plain M&M's. I asked if there was a change of cross contamination from those stupid pretzel M&M's and she said that they are made in the same facility as the pretzel ones and on the same lines depending on which factory them come from. She said that they wash the lines between types but can not state that they are Gluten-Free.
Are Hershey's Kisses or plain chocolate bars Gluten-Free? What kind of chocolate is Gluten-Free?
  • 0

Celiac.com Sponsor:

#2 LDJofDenver

 
LDJofDenver

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 285 posts
 

Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:34 PM

celiac.com recently posted an updated list of gluten free candy (since Halloween is coming up)

here is a link to it:
http://www.celiac.co...2010/Page1.html
  • 0
Diagnosed 8-8-08 (I think I'll remember that date!)
Positive blood panel
Endoscopy a little later on confirmed, via Small Intestine Biopsy
Adult son diagnosed Celiac in his late 20s
Suspect my Mother undiagnosed Celiac

#3 GFreeMO

 
GFreeMO

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,330 posts
 

Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:50 PM

Thanks for that link. I noticed that M&M's were on there. Since the company told me that they could be cross contaminated and the list says that they are safe, which is correct??
  • 0

#4 psawyer

 
psawyer

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,049 posts
 

Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:07 PM

Thanks for that link. I noticed that M&M's were on there. Since the company told me that they could be cross contaminated and the list says that they are safe, which is correct??

Both are correct. There is a risk of cross-contamination in every mainstream product, since no mainstream company tests all their products for gluten. Even if they did, contamination below a certain level can not be detected by any test. Consequently, no company can or will guarantee that cross-contamination is not possible.

M&Ms are as safe as any mainstream candy gets.
  • 1
Peter
Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000.
Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986
Markham, Ontario (borders on Toronto)

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

#5 GFreeMO

 
GFreeMO

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,330 posts
 

Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:20 PM

Thank you for clearing that up! I will consider them to be safe!
  • 0

#6 GFreeMO

 
GFreeMO

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,330 posts
 

Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:58 PM

Thank You!
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Celiac.com Sponsors: