Glutened At Costco
Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:14 PM
There was a sample lady there today that was promoting a stir-fry tofu product - "low fat, high in protein and gluten free" is what she said. The ingredient panel was cut from the box and displayed on a display board - "gluten free" it read.
So I picked up a sample and took a bite and knew it had soy sauce in it. I asked the sample lady if she had added anything to the stir fry and she said, "yes, frozen vegetables and soy sauce."
I told her that she was serving a product which would make me and others sick and asked her if she realized that soy sauce has gluten in it.....she did not and she was clearly embarrassed - she only mumbled "sorry" and looked away.
Silly mistake on my part - never again.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:21 PM
I shouldn't say never. When HyVee does the gluten-free sample day, I skip breakfast.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:47 PM
I would never assume anything about samples.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 04:40 PM
This is your opportunity to be an ambassador for our community, and to educate a member of the public at large about this important, critical issue.
Wife of a wonderful, gluten intolerant DQ2/DQ2 husband!
Gluten Free home since June 2011
Posted 26 July 2011 - 04:52 PM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:44 AM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 04:17 AM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 04:45 AM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:01 AM
Not sure it matters - the pan she was cooking on, possibly the spatula, would all have been contaminated anyway. Unless they have a sign up saying the testing food is gluten free as prepared, I wouldn't touch it...maybe not even then.
Me, neither. I would never try samples from anywhere (unless it was a gluten-free facility and the employees themselves were gluten-free). There are just too many variables for me.
When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:47 AM
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