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#1 CarolinaKip

 
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:42 PM

Thought I'd share!





Thank you for writing us regarding Vaseline Pure Petroleum Jelly .



All Vaseline Lotions are Gluten Free EXCEPT Vaseline Total Moisture, which contains Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein - That oat derivative may contain 3-4% gluten, yielding a final concentration of 0.00003 - 0.00004%.

Our research staff continues to review existing products and develop new ones based on both consumer preferences and latest findings.

We will certainly report your comments to our research and marketing staff.



Sincerely,

Your friends at Vaseline
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:09 PM

Well, you wouldn't be able to detect that level with any test available. 0.00004% is 400 parts per billion. The best available test detects 5 parts per million, more than ten times that amount. Just saying.
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#3 CarolinaKip

 
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

Well, you wouldn't be able to detect that level with any test available. 0.00004% is 400 parts per billion. The best available test detects 5 parts per million, more than ten times that amount. Just saying.



I know, but for what it's worth, I thought I'd pass on. This could help some newbies. I know we need to check everything all the time.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:55 PM

As for the amount of gluten they quoted to you, they are referring to the amount in the one ingredient, which is then probably diluted (a small amount add to a large amount of other ingredients); hence, the apparent "questionable" figure.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:14 PM

I really don't want to start another McFries debate, but it comes down to the same issue. If you start with an ingredient that has detectable gluten, and dilute it over and over to the point that the best available tests can not detect any gluten in the end product, is that product "gluten-free?"

I eat McDonalds fries from time to time.
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#6 lizard00

 
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:31 PM

I really don't want to start another McFries debate, but it comes down to the same issue. If you start with an ingredient that has detectable gluten, and dilute it over and over to the point that the best available tests can not detect any gluten in the end product, is that product "gluten-free?"

I eat McDonalds fries from time to time.


I ate them just recently and regretted it severely an hour later. So, I guess it comes down to what you personally feel you can handle. Maybe it was the grease? IDK. But I know that I will not eat McDo's fries again any time soon.

Peter makes a good point, and unfortunately, there is no standard answer at this point. I guess there *technically* is, but so many people beg to differ... including myself. Honestly, I would stay away from the product because I knew that. I rub my hands on my face or touch my mouth waaaay too much to feel like that is a chance I could take, even knowing that the chance is smaller than miniscule.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:33 AM

...and remember, it's just the one vas. total whatever it said. all the rest if fine. i use it all the time!
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

I know this topic is old, that is the reason I sent an email to check the current status.......
When I got this reply, I was (and still am) suffering the aftermath of an accidental glutening, so I an particulary irritable, however, I think once I'm feeling better, I'll still find their reply useless and condescending! Really, since I told them I have Coeliac disease, do they really need to send me an email that attempts to educate me about the disease?! And how do they expect my doctor to know the origin of their ingredients if they don't even know? Grrrrrrrr....
It also seems that they need educating about the fact that I don't need to sit there with a spoon, eating their lip, hand or face products by the mouthful to ingest it.......jeez!
Copied and pasted email reply below

Hello from Vaseline

Dear Diane,

Thank you for your recent email.

As this is a medical condition, we would strongly suggest you speak to your doctor, dermatologist or the coeliac society ( http://www.coeliac.co.uk/ ) in the UK.

Ceoliac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy. Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat and manifests itself in the intestines.

As cosmetic products do NOT enter the blood stream and thus should not enter the intestines where as to cause the inflammatory reaction of the lining, cosmetic products containing gluten and wheat derived ingredients should not affect the person UNLESS they have a skin allergy to such protiens.

All ingredients are listed on the back of pack but unfortunately, we are unable to confirm complete trace absence due to many ingredients being derived from plant sources. Please speak to your doctor first and get advice.

I hope you find this information useful.

Kind regards,

Joti Singh
Careline Advisor
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:42 AM


"Cosmetics don't enter the bloodstream.... ?"   Not unless they are ingested, duh ! but the residue is always on your hands and anywhere else it's applied.  My one dog got in several licks on my cheek tonight (a sneaky kiss, I don't encourage this) when I was in the car and she put her paws up between the seats and was excited when we started off again.  Good thing it wasn't the other dog with the allergies, or we'd have had a reaction.  But that didn't happen, because I was careful to be sure to wear coconut oil moisturizer and topcoated it with sunscreen, making sure both were gluten free.  I can't imagine glopping this sticky stuff on myself and then doing food prep if it were not gluten free, just as I cannot imagine using wheat germ oil as a lip gloss.  


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