It may not say "gluten" in the ingredients, but would say wheat, barley, or rye. Either in the ingredient list or in the allergen statement immediately following it.
It doesn't, though!!! However, I realized yesterday that if a Campbells product is gluten-free that they now actually LABEL IT gluten-free, which is very helpful. However, Knorr has practically the same ingredients, does not provide a gluten-free list on their website, but uses the statement I mentioned about clearly labelling. But like I said, here are the ingredients:
chicken broth (water, concentrated natural chicken broth, natural chicken flavor, salt, yeast extract), sugar, natural vegetable seasonings (celery, carrot, onion), spice and vinegar. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF MILK INGREDIENTS.
compared to Campbells which I know is definitely not gluten-free, now:
chicken broth (water, chicken stock), chicken flavour, yeast extract, dextrose, salt. (and no allergen disclaimer)
So to me, the Knorr and Campbells are fairly similar ingredients, but Knorr claims it will CLEARLY list gluten ingredients. I know now to only buy Campbells products that are labelled gluten-free, but I will not trust Knorr any longer.
I guess my biggest concern is not just with chicken broth (Pacific and Kitchen Basics are both available where I live, thanks for the tips!), but my concern is:
WHAT DO COMPANIES FEEL IS "CLEARLY LISTED" GLUTEN??
I know there are several companies that make this claim, and now I'm scared to trust it. Sigh. I think that when this claim is made on a company's site, and they do not provide a gluten-free product list, then they should at least in brackets list the ingredients that they feel "clearly indicate" gluten, so that the indication will, in fact, be more clear! Maybe I just won't trust companies that don't put out a gluten-free list anymore?