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#929017 Can You Handle All Coffee?

Posted by on 31 August 2014 - 05:45 PM

I have no troubles with coffee, and I drink a lot of it. I don't drink flavored coffee, not because of a gluten concern, but because I just like my coffee to taste like, well, coffee.
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#928650 Pam Has Wheat In It.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 - 04:59 PM

We use regular PAM all the time. No worries. It is not labeled gluten-free--like many mainstream products--because they don't want a legal liability issue if one of their suppliers makes a booboo and they didn't test.
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#924402 Most Ridiculous Gluten Comment I've Heard

Posted by on 18 July 2014 - 06:43 PM

I was at a cookout a few weeks ago and someone asked me if I could have a burger.  I said yes but they would have to clean the grill first.  The response " don't worry the grill is hot enough, it'll kill the gluten".  Err no it wont or I could eat all cooked food.

Actually, if you bring the grill to 600F or higher, and hold it there for 30 minutes, it will destroy the proteins on the grill. But if you have anything on the grill while you do that, it will no longer be edible. The clean cycle of a self-cleaning oven will do the same thing, burning off any gluten. FWIW.
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#923685 Is There An App Or Website For Checking Ingredients?

Posted by on 12 July 2014 - 06:30 PM

Just a comment. Any app that scans the product is not reading the ingredients, just the product code. It is then relying upon a product list somewhere, which, like any list, may not have the same currency date as the product you are holding. The list may be out of date, or the product may have been on the shelf a while, and be older than the list. Now, if you want to look up ingredients (as opposed to products), lists can be quite useful.
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#922792 Are Fast Food Places Like Mcdonalds Safe To Eat?

Posted by on 06 July 2014 - 10:55 AM

The question of gluten in the Mcfries is the most debated issue of this board over the past eight years. There is a wheat-derived ingredient in the beef flavor added to the oil in which they are partially fried before being frozen. The oil using for the final frying does not contain anything but oil. The final product does not contain any detectable gluten.
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#920430 Are Fast Food Places Like Mcdonalds Safe To Eat?

Posted by on 15 June 2014 - 10:14 PM

At McDonalds, the potato fryers are at the front, and operated by the window crew; the other fryers, which are in the back, are operated by the grill crew. This physical separation makes the likelihood of transfer from other foods close to zero. But that applies only to McD. The fryers at BK are shared and are not safe.
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#920294 Are Fast Food Places Like Mcdonalds Safe To Eat?

Posted by on 14 June 2014 - 09:10 AM

In the US and Canada, the fries at McDonalds are not coated with anything, and are fried in dedicated fryers that only fry potatos. I believe that that is true everywhere else as well.
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#917163 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel

Posted by on 22 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

If you are pouring your your wine into a glass, and it is not full:

If you think the glass is half full, you are an optimist.

If you think it is half empty, you are a pessimist.

If you believe that the glass is the wrong size, you are an engineer!

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#916836 Imprisonment - Choosing Starvation Over Bread?

Posted by on 20 May 2014 - 05:04 PM

I'm inclined to agree with IH. There are only a few communist regimes left. Why anyone would put their life at risk to go to one of them as a missionary escapes me. But my own faith is personal. I subscribe to the teachings of my church, but would never seek to impose them on others, or to try to tell others that their faith is wrong and mine is right. FWIW, I am an Anglican (Episcopalian in the US). That is my personal observation as a member here, and is not a comment from a moderator.  ^_^

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#916304 Glass Cutting Boards

Posted by on 16 May 2014 - 07:51 PM

Concerns about other things aside, gluten is not an issue in my world when it comes to glass cutting boards or other things in the kitchen. Glass does not scratch and is easy to clean. Enjoy!
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#915776 Does Dq8 Positive=Celiac For Certain?

Posted by on 11 May 2014 - 06:51 PM

The gene test, alone, means nothing. As previous posts said, the gene is common, but celiac disease is present in only a small fraction of those with the US-recognized genes. In Europe, there are doctors who will diagnose celiac disease with neither DQ2 nor DQ8. The AMA has not yet arrived there.
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#915171 Please Help

Posted by on 05 May 2014 - 01:36 PM

Sometimes, the damage is severe enough to be visible, but usually it is not. A single positive biopsy would be diagnostic, IMO, but a single negative would be inconclusive.
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#914575 "spices"

Posted by on 30 April 2014 - 11:57 AM

Yep, "spices" is okay, but "seasonings" may not be.
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#914469 Vinegar

Posted by on 29 April 2014 - 06:14 PM

Malt vinegar will always be labeled as just that. Any other type of vinegar is gluten-free. The single-word ingredient "vinegar" in Canada means apple cider vinegar, which may or may not be distilled, but is gluten-free in either case.
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#910714 Vodka

Posted by on 28 March 2014 - 08:54 PM

Your experience is your own, and may differ from that of the majority of persons with celiac disease. Most people with celiac disease can consume distilled liquor, regardless of the source.
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