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What Do You Do With Open Foodstuff Which You Now Can't Eat.

i am afraid to have it around

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

I just discovered my buckwheat and another big bag of food are not good for me. What do I do with it? I don't dare have it here, for fear of cross contamination or reacting to it in the air. It is 30+ lbs of food in each bag. It has dollar signs of wasted stuff for me. I guess the food shelf won't take open products.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:37 AM

Donate it to friends/family?
When I got diagnosed I gave my housemates all the gluteny food that had been in my cupboard. We're all students so no one cared in the slightest that some of it had been opened!
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:54 AM

find a friend relative, neighbor or co-worker who can use it
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:07 AM

Some food banks will take opened items depending on what they are. You can phone around. I was able to give away a bunch of nuts to a food bank run at a church. They put them right in a dish and people were digging in even before I left.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:22 AM

If money is an issue, you could always get in touch with a local celiac or gluten free group and put up a message offering to sell the remaining food for a lower cost. Or to sell it in, say, 1 pound amounts or something like that?

When I was starting out, that's actually how I got many of my gluten-free grains. A woman had been diagnosed with gluten intolerance, bought tons of new flours and starches, and then discovered that it was something else entirely. She sold her open bags for a lower cost and just sent an email about on the local celiac message board. :-)
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