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Whole Wheat Flour All Over Ka gluten-free Flour!
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Okay, just had a mild freak out. Grabbed a box of KA flour and the bottom was caked in whole wheat flour (sitting next to KA whole wheat flour on shelf).

I'm not one to freak over that stuff usually but I grabbed a poor manager and told him why that can't happen, where it should go...and was doing this with a clump of whole wheat flour stuck to my thumb, which I held out like an arm dripping in blood.

He ripped the gluten-free flour off the shelf, with the tag and ran for the hills.

I feel bad, sort of...

I had flour all over my phone, hand, hopefully not my produce. Aaack!!!!

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He will dust off theboxes and put them back when you leave.

I told him how to clean them - soap, water, paper towel. Who knows. I shop here all the time. I won't quit.

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doubt he'll do it to that extream. Probably will wait till ya leave and place it back.

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doubt he'll do it to that extream. Probably will wait till ya leave and place it back.

Again, I shop there all the time and will keep asking. They have a huge natural foods and gluten-free section. I've always wondered why it isn't THERE. I only spotted it in the regular section by accident. First time I've seen flour spilled like that, at this store. It is usually very clean.

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and was doing this with a clump of whole wheat flour stuck to my thumb, which I held out like an arm dripping in blood.

This reminds me of the time my husband grabbed a bag of puffed wheat cereal to be funny and tossed it to me. He assumed I'd catch it because it's reflex to catch things thrown at you. I immediately identified it as wheat mid-air, let it hit me in the chest as I jumped backward and it fell to the floor. I acted like he threw a bomb or something at me. It's so funny how we react sometimes to contact with poison. :lol:

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Awesome. Love your humor and your dedication! I could see myself doing the exact same thing!

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You know, I should have mentioned I could see myself harassing the manager the same way. I was at one of the local stores with a dedicated gluten free section. There is a kind of prepackaged meal I've seen people here recommend, something picnic-y or something I don't remember the name of. Anyway, not all of them are gluten free. I saw a few at the store and picked one up that had crackers because I thought that was odd. Sure enough they were regular, every day wheat crackers. I was going to go have words with the manager but my husband wouldn't let me. He's not fond of my "scenes." :lol: But seriously, what the heck? It's the GLUTEN FREE section of the store not the HEALTH FOOD section some other stores have. They have no business putting food with wheat crackers over there. Now I'm all mad again... I have a mind to go and check next time I'm bored just so I can have fun some afternoon. B)

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Seems like every time I go to the local Shop-Rite I have to drag a manager over to the gluten-free section to tell him that the kamut or vital wheat gluten doesn't belong on the gluten-free shelves. I always love this response: "But it's organic!"

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The little grocery stores in my town don't have a gluten-free section. They DO have some gluten-free foods, but they are all mixed in with the "poison" foods. The gluten-free Betty Crocker cake mixes for example, are shoulder to shoulder with the regular cake mixes. There's no doubt in my mind they have flour dust all over them. No way I would ever buy them because of that.

My local healthfood store is the only place I feel safe buying gluten-free foods. They are getting more and more of my business as my diet expands, and even though my grocery bills have also expanded, it's in my best interest to spend my money there if for no other reason than to help them stay open. If they ever went out of business that would mean a 120 mile round trip to buy groceries every week.

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I'm ok with the boxed stuff...but the BAGS of flour just leak everywhere. Like in this instance.

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I always love this response: "But it's organic!"

Sadly, a common misconception. All of the gluten grains can be grown organically, and they will still contain gluten--albeit organic gluten. :angry:

I think some people believe that gluten is something artificial added in processing. :blink:

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