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Confused By Icing Sugar

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I have a packet of Icing mixture here and the ingredients state sugar (sucrose) and tapioca starch.


If I read those ingredients only I would assume it is gluten free. However underneath it says it contains gluten. How does it contain gluten??


 Or is it like on lollies where the only ingredient is glucose syrup from wheat and it still says contains gluten, even though it doesn't.

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Luckily they add the "contains gluten part" so there is no guessing.  In the case of the icing mixture, it is likely that it is made on shared equipment and is probably contaminated with gluten, so they just put that statement on there.  If you aren't sure why they put the statement on there, like in the case of the glucose syrup, you can write the company to ask.  Then you can use that info to judge whether or not it is safe to consume.

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