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Progresso Soup Has Gluten! Even If It Says Gluten Free?

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I have called Progresso Soup and informed them of the FDA or otherwise risk people who have celiac disease to start calling them

to change their product labels.  Their Progresso Soup that says "Gluten Free"  IS NOT GLUTEN FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

 

I am fit to be tied because they still put on their list of ingredients modified food starch which IS totally ABSURD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

How can Progresso Soup get away with this?  I will contact the FDA this time, bnecause I get no answers from Progresso Soup.

 

 

Who will also get a petition going to make them stop allowing false advertising????

 

Let's go ...I guess it is up to us to stop this altogether!!!

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Why do you think they are not gluten-free?  Did you have them tested?  In the US, modified food starch is corn or maybe tapioca unless otherwise stated.  If its wheat it is listed as Modified food starch (wheat)  or modified wheat starch.

 

 

Edited to add- I think Progresso tests the soups for gluten.  But I don't remember.  That might be a good question to ask.


 

 

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My neighbor, hubby and I eat these soups without issue. They are nice to have on hand or for camping. We have not been glutened and my husband has been gluten-free for 13 years (I am almost two years into this....)

On the Chicken Corn Chowder, the label clearly states that it contains milk, soy and egg ingredients. There is no wheat mentioned, therefore you can be assured that the modified food starch is not from wheat (probably from corn in this case).

The product is not certified gluten free, but like I said, three celiacs have never been glutened!


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I don't know if they test or not but I DO know that in this country at least, modified food starch is almost always corn because corn is cheap (and getting cheaper by the minute. Out here people grow a lot of corn and all the farmers are having a fit because the price per bushel keeps falling.)

 

I think Progresso is a pretty good company and they wouldn't risk their reputation nor trouble with the FDA by labeling something gluten-free if it weren't.


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It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

Life is good!

 

 

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I emailed them about whether they test or not.  I can't remember what they said a few years ago when they started labelling soups gluten-free.  they have a lot more flavors than then did a few years ago.  I'll post the answer here.

 

But whether they test or not - the product still meets the legal criteria for gluten free - no gluten ingredients.  General Mills is a large company with other products they label gluten-free, too.  It doesn't seem like a risk a large company would take - to purposefully mislabel ingredients.  Not even sure what they would gain by doing that?


 

 

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I have called Progresso Soup and informed them of the FDA or otherwise risk people who have celiac disease to start calling them

to change their product labels.  Their Progresso Soup that says "Gluten Free"  IS NOT GLUTEN FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

 

I am fit to be tied because they still put on their list of ingredients modified food starch which IS totally ABSURD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

How can Progresso Soup get away with this?  I will contact the FDA this time, bnecause I get no answers from Progresso Soup.

 

 

Who will also get a petition going to make them stop allowing false advertising????

 

Let's go ...I guess it is up to us to stop this altogether!!!

I'm not sure how long ago you were diagnosed, but I know in the information booklet I received from my doctor was severely outdated. A lot of the things in that booklet that it told me to stay away from, were incorrect. I know modified food starch was one of them. You might have to do some more research. With the new labeling laws they have to disclose allergens. I would read all labels and use them as your guide and then call if you have questions. I have tried researching products that I have in my hand, to look them up on the website and they have different ingredients, so they aren't always up to date either.


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I have called Progresso Soup and informed them of the FDA or otherwise risk people who have celiac disease to start calling them

to change their product labels.  Their Progresso Soup that says "Gluten Free"  IS NOT GLUTEN FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

 

I am fit to be tied because they still put on their list of ingredients modified food starch which IS totally ABSURD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

How can Progresso Soup get away with this?  I will contact the FDA this time, bnecause I get no answers from Progresso Soup.

 

 

Who will also get a petition going to make them stop allowing false advertising????

 

Let's go ...I guess it is up to us to stop this altogether!!!

 

I received this response from General Mills, the parent company of Progresso.  It is a great response and should make you feel safe, from a gluten stand point,  eating their soups.

 

 " Thank you for contacting Progresso with your inquiry.

 

General Mills products labeled as gluten free do not contain wheat, rye, barley or a crossbred hybrid of these grains.  They also do not contain ingredients that are derived from these grains.  Gluten free labeled products undergo extensive evaluation.  Production locations also assure that no cross-contact can occur during manufacturing and/or packaging.  Finally, gluten free products are routinely analyzed to assure ongoing compliance with the FDA regulation for gluten free.  All General Mills products labeled as gluten free meet or exceed this standard.  

 

We do analytical testing to confirm that the product and manufacturing conditions meet gluten free requirements. We routinely test products to assure they continue to meet gluten free requirements. Gluten is measured using an immunoassay test called R5 ELISA.  This test is the widely accepted standard method in the food industry and scientific community.

 

We hope you find this information helpful. Please let us know if we can help you again.

 

Thank you,"


 

 

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wow - the o.p. hasn't been back since.  so much for le revolucion....   <_<   


arlene

misdiagnosed for 25 years!
just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
gluten free 7/2010
blood test negative
celiac confirmed by endoscopy 9/2010

 

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