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#939288 Are 4C Gluten Free Bread Crumbs Really gluten-free?

Posted by on 28 January 2015 - 03:57 PM

In the US, these are the stipulations that manufactures must follow:

  • What does gluten cross-contact mean in the context of the final rule?
    The term “cross-contact” is not defined in the final rule, but gluten cross-contact generally refers to the unavoidable presence of gluten in a food due to contact with a gluten-containing food (wheat, rye, barley, or their crossbred hybrids like triticale). The U.S. Grain Standards allow commodity grains, legumes, and seeds to contain a small percentage of another commodity grain as a result of commingling during production. The presence of gluten in a grain, legume, or seed that is naturally free of gluten from this type of commingling is an example of cross-contact. The typical practice of crop rotation, as well as the shared use of harvesting and transport equipment and storage silos, often results in gluten-containing grains coming into contact with other grains, legumes, and seeds that are naturally free of gluten. Furthermore, manufacturing facilities that use shared production equipment to produce foods both with and without gluten could result in gluten cross-contact. Any grain other than the gluten-containing grains of wheat, rye, barley, or their crossbred hybrids like triticale can be labeled gluten-free, if it meets the definition, including that the presence of any unavoidable gluten due to cross-contact situations is less than 20 ppm."
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  • If a person sensitive to gluten eats a product labeled gluten-free and becomes ill or otherwise experiences adverse health effects, can they report this to FDA?
    Yes, the agency has two ways that consumers can report such concerns:
  • Contact FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s Adverse Event Reporting System called “CAERS” by phone, 240-402-2405 or email, CAERS@cfsan.fda.gov
  • Consumers and manufacturers can also report any complaint they may have about an FDA-regulated food (e.g., potential misuse of gluten-free claims on food labels) to an FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator for the state where the food was purchased. A list of FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators is posted at FDA’s website. Reports should include: the name, addresses and phone numbers of persons affected and the person reporting the incident.
  • the doctor or hospital if emergency treatment was provided.
  • a clear description of the problem. Describe the product as completely as possible, including any codes or identifying marks on the label or container.
  • give the name and address of the store where the product was purchased and the date of purchase."

There is no law that they must say its a shared facility or that a shared facility would keep a food from meeting the <20 PPP standard. And like I mentioned, if it's " certified" as gluten-free , many of those certifying agencies have a standard of <10 ppm. I don't know which one certified the food she is talking about.
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#938912 Phlegm And Coughing After Eating

Posted by on 23 January 2015 - 04:54 PM

What I don't understand is why I cough immediately after eating wheat, but yet, I have no allergy that has shown up. Will gluten sensitivity do that?

It appears that food allergy tested is not very accurate, so you could have an allergy. You might want to read about food allergy testing from reliable MEDICAL sites ( not some site by someone who is not an MD).
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#938583 Gluten Free Bakery

Posted by on 17 January 2015 - 06:24 PM

.Most businesses get loans or have the money first. If I remember right from my classes, you should have enough money for a year of operating expenses...not including start up costs. Then, if you are lucky, you will at least break even in a year

Maybe look in your area for new business excellorators or entrepreneur/ business mentors? Maybe take some new business start up classes before you get too far in? It seems that many people try to start a business and have no real idea about how much it will cost just on a day to day basis. Remodeling and buying equipment are just the start of your expenses.

And of course you will need a year or more worth of your personal expenses - rent, food, car, etc as you probably won't be making a salary for the first year or two.
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#938478 Cookie Recipes

Posted by on 15 January 2015 - 05:09 AM

Jack "bumped" this back to the top and it was fun to look at this thread.  I think I will add a recipe.  


These are sort of a chocolate meringue cookie.  More cookie than meringue.  You could add anything that wouldn't melt.  Drizzle melted caramel or white chocolate or white chocolate with a little peppermint over the top.  I use peanuts and one of my boys likes to microwave them before eating.


Flourless chocolate cookies
Mix 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa, 2 tsp. cornstarch, 1/4 tsp. salt, 2 egg whites (not beaten). 
Should be thick enough to form balls; if not, add more sugar. Should be sticky and form a imperfect ball. 
Stir in 1 cup nuts (unsalted
Or salted peanuts, pecans, or walnuts or chocolate/white chips or pieces of candy cane.) Form into 15 balls, place on parchment paper, and bake 16-19 minutes in a 300 oven until crackly and shiny. Cool completely. . They have a sort of crisp-meringue outside, and a soft, chewy inside, 

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#938449 What Is Super Sensitive?

Posted by on 14 January 2015 - 11:54 AM

Are you saying I could of been mis diagnosed though? Because I've had 2 different endoscopys by 2 different doctors with the diagnosis of celiac sprue disease?



No.  I am not saying you don't have Celiac.  I am saying you may have something else, too and the doctors should be looking for it.

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#938310 Literally Unable To Gluten Challenge

Posted by on 12 January 2015 - 10:12 AM

I think your kids will just have to get tested before going gluten free and see? It's always easier to follow the gluten-free diet, and get others to respect it, with a diagnosis. For example, Many colleges won't accomadate gluten-free without a diagnosis.
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#938131 I Dont Really Follow The Diet Im Suposed To

Posted by on 09 January 2015 - 08:15 PM

As a mom, I have to ask - What is wrong with your parents? Why are they not helping and insisting you treat your medical condition? If you had diabetes, would they not be insisting on testing blood sugars and insulin injections? A peanut allergy - not having PB in The house? If you had strep throat, wouldn't they be getting you antibiotics? How will they feel when you cannot give them grandkids or cannot hold a job because you/they haven't treated your chronic disease? You are a teen ..... You can't be responsible for all of this! Child abuse/ neglect make me soooooo mad!
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#937813 Possibly Contaminated Nutbag?

Posted by on 04 January 2015 - 12:06 PM

Sorry- my dirty mind at work...... Lol

Is it machine washable? If there weren't a bunch of obvious crumbs, that would be enough for me.
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#937810 Possibly Contaminated Nutbag?

Posted by on 04 January 2015 - 11:56 AM

If you never wash your sink - you should be worried about the germs and salmonella and listeria, etc in it. My suggestion is to wash your sink every so often. Lol

I am not sure what a "nut bag" is in this circumstance. I can think of a few definitions of " nut bag" and don't see how they would drop in the sink. So I'm thinking this is a mesh bag? I would think you could wash it well - but maybe not in the dirty sink?
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#936852 Dish Soap

Posted by on 14 December 2014 - 06:35 PM

When I touch things, I get glutened..either my Tide, or my Dawn Passion fruit dish soap is the culprit. And it's kind of a creeper to where I start questioning myself..is it gluten or my imagination. Then I get inside my head trying to convince myself I'm not crazy.
When I touch something with gluten, its a different reaction than when I injest something with gluten..forget about it.
So, I'm trying to determine if I need to try another brand of dish soap and if so, what brand could I purchase that maybe someone has tried that's affected by touching or washing with products containing gluten..please and thank you.
PS..and please, if you are thinking of telling me that its not possible to be glutened by touching things..please..be kind? Thank you

First, the last post on this thread is more than 3 years old. Any product info could have changed in that amount of time.

Gluten can't enter through your skin. Even if it did, the Celiac antibody reaction takes place in the intestines. You could have some sort of contact allergy? You can call or email companies to find out if they put gluten or wheat or whatever into a product.
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#936743 Cookie House (Rant)

Posted by on 12 December 2014 - 08:08 PM

LOL!  :lol:  :D   Ooooh! I like you!
Cookies cookies everywhere and nary a crumb to eat. :(  Bring yourself a thermos of Balieys with a bit of flavoured coffee or extra creamy hot chocolate - it might make you feel better, and if you drink enough you won't care anyways.  :)

Excellent suggestion!

Or stand around the cookie table, and look at people like they are really stupid and ask " you still eat this shit?"
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#936710 Receptionist Phone Ettiquette

Posted by on 12 December 2014 - 01:32 PM

T Instances where I would consider it acceptable would include insurance calls related to worker's comp claims or something else legitimate where you can reference that it's OKAY. 



Oh No!  Don't give them info either!  First, if the person actually filed worker's comp - they would have given them an address or phone number.  So its not likely it is really worker's comp on the phone. Second, if its a claim against your company in some way, a receptionist should not get involved in making those legal decisions.

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#936659 Progresso Soup Has Gluten! Even If It Says Gluten Free?

Posted by on 11 December 2014 - 10:18 AM

I have called Progresso Soup and informed them of the FDA or otherwise risk people who have celiac disease to start calling them

to change their product labels.  Their Progresso Soup that says "Gluten Free"  IS NOT GLUTEN FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


I am fit to be tied because they still put on their list of ingredients modified food starch which IS totally ABSURD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


How can Progresso Soup get away with this?  I will contact the FDA this time, bnecause I get no answers from Progresso Soup.



Who will also get a petition going to make them stop allowing false advertising????


Let's go ...I guess it is up to us to stop this altogether!!!


I received this response from General Mills, the parent company of Progresso.  It is a great response and should make you feel safe, from a gluten stand point,  eating their soups.


 " Thank you for contacting Progresso with your inquiry.


General Mills products labeled as gluten free do not contain wheat, rye, barley or a crossbred hybrid of these grains.  They also do not contain ingredients that are derived from these grains.  Gluten free labeled products undergo extensive evaluation.  Production locations also assure that no cross-contact can occur during manufacturing and/or packaging.  Finally, gluten free products are routinely analyzed to assure ongoing compliance with the FDA regulation for gluten free.  All General Mills products labeled as gluten free meet or exceed this standard.  


We do analytical testing to confirm that the product and manufacturing conditions meet gluten free requirements. We routinely test products to assure they continue to meet gluten free requirements. Gluten is measured using an immunoassay test called R5 ELISA.  This test is the widely accepted standard method in the food industry and scientific community.


We hope you find this information helpful. Please let us know if we can help you again.


Thank you,"

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#936364 Sweet Baby Ray's Bbq Sauce

Posted by on 07 December 2014 - 07:34 PM

Deanna - I have used Sweet Baby Ray's for years.  I've been gluten free for almost ten years. Caramel color is no longer considerend  an issue and safe to consume. Modified food starch (unless it's emphasized or followed by "wheat", by law)  is generally corn.  All of Sweet Baby Ray's are gluten free. I do think they contain HFCS which does bother me  in other products. Gluten in SBR's is not one of my conerns.

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#936301 Do You Use Plates At Other People's Houses?

Posted by on 07 December 2014 - 08:37 AM

When I first went gluten free, I would worry about stuff like that.  Over time, I have realized that most people and restaurants wash things well or its obvious.  :o  I would be more worried about the food they are serving than the plates.

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