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Member Since 12 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 03 2012 11:13 AM

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In Topic: Reading Labels

24 October 2012 - 09:40 AM

The USDA regulates meat and poultry. We hear stories here regularly about chicken or turkey being injected with broth, and allegations that the broth contains wheat. I have yet to see a proven case, but if any grain product (including, but not limited to, wheat) were added it would have to be disclosed.

The USDA also regulates eggs.

Thanks for the replies. So I have to keep reading labels closely, but I now have a better idea of how to read themwell.

In Topic: Reading Labels

23 October 2012 - 06:08 PM

FALCPA applies to most packaged food sold in the US. It requires clear disclosure of eight top allergens, one of which is wheat.

The law can be met either by listing wheat in the ingredients list, or by including a "contains" statement listing wheat. Many companies do both. But if there is no contains statement, you must still read the ingredients completely.

FALCPA does not apply to USDA regulated foods, but USDA regulations require disclosure of any grain added.

What USDA regulated foods might contain grain? Enhanced meat?

In Topic: Could A Little Gluten Be Okay For Me?

12 October 2012 - 08:26 AM

Thanks for the quick responses. I don't think I had a biopsy, just blood work. I have not eliminated or checked on all the possible gluten sources mentioned by GFinDC. Unfortunately, just reading about all the things I should check on makes me tired and gives me a headache. However, the possibility that I can eventually feel better is enticing.