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Trader Joe's And The New Fda Law

01 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

I was hoping with the new FDA labelling law that it would be easier to determine if Trader Joe's products are indeed gluten free. Many products have the "g" icon, and a statement "no gluten ingredients" - with a disclaimer that it was manufacturered on shared equipment.


Does anyone know the law well enough to tell me - does a label saying "no gluten ingredients" qualify as gluten free? (despite the disclaimer)

I've Been Wondering About Our Differences

29 April 2014 - 07:53 PM

Since being diagnosed - I have always wondered  about our differences. Reading this forum, it is very apparent that we all react with varying types and degree of symptoms - from having no symptoms to becoming violently ill. I have always been curious - do we also have differences internally. I know that the standard is that we are able to tolerate 20 ppm - but have read that some people can only tolerate 5 ppm. Does that mean some of us can tolerate 30 ppm? Do our intestines get equally inflamed?? Or do some people get mild inflamation while others get severe inflammation.


Does anybody know the science of this??


I posted something similar to this when I first got diagnosed, and got a lot of preachy - "don't eat any gluten! "-responses. I know that - and I have never cheated. My second endoscopy showed full recovery and my latest blood test showed normal antibody levels. So I am not looking for permission to cheat - I am just curious about the science.

Kudos To Costco

19 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

Just went shopping at Costco, and they have really expanded their gluten free offerings😀 Besides the gluten free pizza which I have been buying for a while there, they now have large bags of Glutino pretzels, Glutino bagel chips, Glutino rosemary crackers, and Udi's granola. I felt like I hit a gold mine!!

A True Indulgence!

03 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

Costco now sells a product called Angie's A Holidrizzle Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Kettle Corn - which is certified gluten-free. AMAZING!! It's popcorn with a chocolate drizzle - and delicious!! Even though the name says "holidrizzle" - I went through half the bag last night!

Great Experience On Princess Cruise To Alaska

18 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

I guess cruise lines are getting with the program!!


I just returned from a 7 day cruise to Alaska on the Star Princess - Princess Cruise line. 


Like Celebrity - it seems like the staff on Princess are very knowledgeable about gluten free. On the first day of the cruise, the head waiter met me and discussed my dinner options. Each evening thereafter, he would bring the next day's menus, so that I could pre-order lunch and dinner. When I would show up the next day, I would tell the wait staff my cabin number - and my meal was ready for me. Each meal, while the rest of my family had dinner rolls, I was provided gluten free bread. I was told that any pasta dish could be made with gluten free pasta - and that it was safely prepared separately.


I felt very comfortable eating fruit and cheese from the buffet. There were ample selections to choose from off the menus as well. I packed a bunch of Kind bars - just in case, but I had no need for them. 


I ate very well - maybe too well ( flourless chocolate cake, and lots of ice cream!)