I hate to even think this, b/c we luuuuuurve the new Chex, especially the Honey Nut, and I am thrilled to have new cereal.
But, my little girl has been showing signs of gluten exposure, and this is the only new thing we've added recently. We've had the Rice Chex before, but this is the first time we've eaten ALOT of Chex. Since we found the new flavors that say gluten free, she's had some for breakfast, and for snacks pretty much every day.
Does anyone know for sure if they actually removed the barley malt? I'm just asking, b/c the Rice Dream farse is still fresh in my mind, where they quietly removed the barley malt from their ingredient list, still kept it in the milk, but labeled it gluten free.
I'm sure this is not it, and I'll check with General Mills tomorrow, but just curious if anyone is having any problems with these new cereals. Thanks!
I was angry about the Rice Dream situation as well. It is infuriating, but the FDA does not regulate things as they should. A Chicago Tribune article a friend sent me told of how people with anaphylactic reactions nearly died due to eating foods that were not properly labeled. Testing is not done in most facilities, and this needs to change. I am now afraid to eat anything made by the Hain Celestial Group.
They make Arrowhead Mills products as well as Rice and Soy Dream. A friend of mine got ill from using their gluten-free flours. I was using DeBoles pasta, which they also make. I become violently ill from a microscopic amount of gluten, so I am paranoid-careful. One company I feel sets a wonderful example is Kraft. This company has been labeling allergens clearly for 14 years, and they were the ones who notified the FDA about the salmonella outbreak in the pistachios.
For the record, I have had the new Chex cereals, and done well. However, eating too much of anything puts a person at risk for developing a sensitivity to that food. Varying your diet is essential to avoiding new food issues. That is what makes this disease so frustrating. If it is not one thing, it seems to be another!