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amber

Member Since 19 Jan 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 17 2014 10:39 PM
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In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

17 October 2014 - 10:43 PM

Just warning you all that Cheezels are not longer gluten free by ingredient.    My daughter has eaten them for years with no problem as they were gluten free by ingredient.   They did have a may contain statement but we often buy products with a may contain and have had no negative reactions whatsoever.   Today I just happened to look at the ingredient listing on the Cheezels box which I haven't done for a long time and noticed it contains barley!   This is just wrong as there would be many people who don't check the ingredients each time they buy the product. Why would they change the formulation and add another allergy causing ingredient?  I am going to complain of course.  The lesson to be learnt here is to regularly check ingredients on products that were previously gluten free.


In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

05 October 2014 - 12:19 PM

That's quite strange. If it had gluten in it you would think they would have it in the contains statement.  I will go an have a look today when I am at the supermarket.  Maybe the breadcrumbs were made of soy if that is what it had in brackets.  Legally if a product contains an allergy causing ingredient such as wheat, milk, nuts, eggs etc. it must be listed.   Does it say gluten free on the packaging at all?  It if does say gluten free than you are fine as they are not allowed to state gluten free unless it is gluten-free. 


In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

30 September 2014 - 08:04 PM

Why would you need gluten free hairspray?   Firstly I would be surprised if hairspray had wheat in it and secondly unless you ingest gluten it cannot have any effect on you.   Shampoo, moisturisers, makeup etc. does not absorb into your intestine through your skin and therefore is safe to use.  You have to orally consume gluten for it to have an effect on you.  The only products you would need to worry about is toothpaste and mouthwashes etc.  and the majority would not contain gluten.    I worked for the coeliac society for five years and this is what we informed our members.  


In Topic: Eating Out Overseas

03 September 2014 - 11:01 PM

Italy is in fact great for gluten free.  There is very good awareness of celiac disease there as they have the highest rate in the world.  We had no problem there.  Greece will be fine too as  a lot of the food is naturally gluten free.  The UK should not be a problem as awareness is quite good there also.  Also Spain was pretty good too.  Can't comment on the others though.     Come to Australia or New Zealand if you want the easiest places a celiac to eat.


In Topic: Are Fast Food Places Like Mcdonalds Safe To Eat?

03 September 2014 - 10:57 PM

We were in the US a couple of years ago (from Australia) and my celiac daughter ate the fries and had no problem.  People need to realise if they are saying there is no detectable gluten than they are fine to consume and they are always in dedicated fryers here in Australia and I assume the same over there.   There are ingredients that are derived from wheat but due to processing the gluten is eliminated such as wheat glucose syrup.   We will be in Hawaii in a couple of weeks and I just popped in here surprised to see the topic  "are McDonalds fries gluten free" still going two years later.