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idonteatwheat

Member Since 17 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 21 2012 03:51 PM
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Glade Carpet Powders

21 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

I had the oddest thing happen this week and the only thing I can think that is in common is the Glade scented carpet powder.

A little background, I'm pretty sensitive to things, if there is flour in the air it can trigger a reaction for me. Then I have my buddy Jack, who has 4 legs and came to me thru a rescue organization. He had been through several homes because of his chronic diarrhea and they had tried about every medicine on him. He was all ears and feet and pretty skinny. I think it was fate that we got him, I put him on a grain free diet and after a while he filled out and the diarrhea went away. I know once I bought wheat free dog food and it had barley in it and he broke out in hot spots and scabs. Anyhow on to this week.

I put down a whole bottle of their clean cotton scent carpet powder (I have a lot of carpet) to just freshen things a bit, typically I don't use this stuff. So I put it down, had the dogs (I have another one who can eat anything) in the kitchen and then I vacuumed it up. When you put it down it is really strong in the air and I did start to tear up at that point but didn't think much about it. Well ysterday both the Jack and I showed signs of glutening, he had an accident that morning and he never has that and had to go out repeatedly throughout the day and let's just say I was much lighter by this morning. The other dog is fine, and no one else in the house except Jack and I are dealing with the diarrhea. Since he had nothing besides his dog food and I didn't eat that the only thing in common is the carpet stuff so I called them.

They referred me to a website http://www.whatsinsidescjohnson.com/ and I looked it up and the only thing that could have it would be the fragrance component and of course they won't tell you what they use for that but they do have a comprehensive list of possible ingredients, one of them is wheatgerm extract. Now I know wheatgerm oil even in conditioners makes my skin go nuts so if that was part of the fragrance (which it could be given it was clean cotton scent or something like that) I might have breathed it in and the dog might have done the same since he sleeps on the floor at night (or licked it off his paws). Anyhow I'm just bringing this up in case anyone is super sensitive you might want to read labels for stuff like this too since it does get into the air. According to the website it is 2% of the product that is fragrance so it could account for a very small portion but if you are doing a large area you might want to wear a mask or maybe just use baking soda :-)

I'm going to have to vacuum my daughter's room again more thoroughly since that is where he sleeps and I don't want to be up again tonight at 3:30am if I can help it, I suspect he doesn't either.

Nightmare At Charthouse

10 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

We went to Chart house last night, specifically chose them because they had a gluten free menu.
http://www.chart-hou...n_free_menu.pdf

So when we arrived I asked for the gluten free menu and was given it and it was obviously different from the regular one (different size and style so the server should have seen based on that alone). I ordered and explained that I needed gluten free so not only did she see the menu but I told her, even had a discussion about the salad bar at that point. I thought things were under control.

I ordered this appetizer: Crab, Avocado, Mango Stack 14.99 jumbo lump crabmeat tossed in remoulade, layered
with avocado & mango, and for an entree I ordered Bronzed Fresh Fish 29.99 pan seared, savory balance of sweet & spicy, topped with jumbo lump crab, diced fresh tomatoes & lemon shallot butter, served with steamed vegetables both from their gluten free menu.

So the appetizer comes and on top it appears to be either ginger or carrot shavings so I don't think twice since it was on the gluten free menu. Well it turns out to be fried sweet potato that was not supposed to be on there and of course I found this out after eating some of it. It was fried in the same oil as their breaded items so there was going to be cross contamination. I asked the waitress and then waited for a response which took a bit only to find out it wasn't suppose to be on there at which point I asked to speak to the manager (who was the one who gave me the gluten free menu). At that point our waitress began to ignore us, most likely because she knew she didn't follow procedure and was at fault.

Everyone got their meals and mine came out too and the manager sent it back because the kitchen was never made aware it should be gluten free and it wasn't. So there I was sitting waiting on my meal while they were eating, not great but not a big deal as it has happened before. Well here is my "pan seared" fish, notice how burned it is well I took a bite and it was lukewarm inside.

http://postimage.org/image/jj4l9gedl/
There's the picture of it, I couldn't bring myself to eat it.

So I took it to the manager and told her I didn't want it and they didn't have to try a third time, god only knows what they would do since apparently serving something that charred was "OK", the "chef" said that was how the dish was supposed to be cooked. I was upset but not raising my voice, and none of this went on near where we were seated.

Anyhow I went back to the table and was going to just wait until my family was done with their meals and the manager came over. This and the conversation I had with my husband apparently angered the person seated at the next table to the point he interrupted and told us we were ruining his meal and we should take our conversation someplace else, we was quite arrogant about it. At that point I was just done, not only had I eaten something that was cross contaminated and then I was served something charred but this guy made me feel like I was some sort of leper.

I need to add at no point was my voice raised above a speaking voice. I just got to the point where I realize that if I say nothing then this paves the way for the next person to be sicked and so on and so on.

After he said that I got up and was going to go sit in the car since I could feel the tears welling up. I ended up in the bathroom talking to the manager and crying. What a horrible experience last night.