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I was at the small grocery store in town yesterday, when I was checking out the check out girl was looking at all my gluten-free stuff, She said do you have to eat gluten-free?? I said yes I do. I was buying stuff for my Grand Kids that are spending the night. Cookies and stuff, She said They had a client come in and talked to the manager and asked that none of the clerks wear any lotion because it may CC any packaging , and her Grand daughter is highly sensitive, Celiac. I'm like what??? So the people who work at a store cannot wear their fav. Lotion because this lady "Might" come in to buy stuff? Isn't that a lil un reasonable?? I mean this stuff in the packages have been handled way before they made it to the store. I don't understand what reasoning for the girls not to wear any lotion. I mean they may have just got done eating a sandwich, and handled a bag of the cookies I just bought. Or have cookies in their pocket for a snack on break. 


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That is a bit extreme.  Even if the lotion had gluten in it - it is a very teeny amount.  And an even teenyer amount would maybe rub onto a package.  I think the store should just say, thank you for the input and not bother.  I guess everyone coming in the store, including the employees, would not be allowed to eat gluten or touch the bread, flour, cookie packages, too?  I would think that would be a more likely way to get gluten on a package.  UGh!

 

Of course, you have been on here long enough, I think, to see how extreme people can be sometimes.  I think this woman just wants attention and to feel "special"  :wacko:


 

 

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Extreme is right!  I have read so much about cross contamination that I am just about ready to give it up! Make-up, lotion, soap, etc, etc! Even my medication that I am supposed to take everyday...

 

I don't think that we will ever be completely " gluten free"  it's in the air we breath!! GEEZ!

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Right!! I have been on here long enuf to see how extreme people can be. This was the Grama of the child, Maybe the mom said no lotions or anything and she flipped out. Yea I know that there is no way one can be 100% Gluten free unless they lived in a bubble and cooked and grew all their own stuff in a bubble! Lol But thats the 1st time I came across a live person being that extreme. And really this store doesn't carry a good lot of gluten-free stuff! It just happened to be on my way to some place eles.I am glad it's not just me that thought that was extreme. 


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So did this ding-bat also insist that all bags of flour be kept out on the loading dock along with any prebaked items like bread, cookies, cakes etc. Does she want a sign posted at the door that says any customer using lotion needs to put on the gloves kept by the entry. Geez.

Not only is this woman a bit extreme but any manager that did anything other than give lip service to her needs training IMHO.


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Yikes, that is really over the top!!

 

The employees would be at higher risk of CC'ing packaging by bringing sandwiches in their lunches and then touching packaging afterward. I doubt that the store would make all employees eat gluten free for lunch.

I figure that the 20 PPM designation for gluten free is there to cover the stuff that is completely out of my control. I'm not going to go through life making myself sick over remote scenarios of cross contamination. I suppose that we could avoid the grocery store 100% because someone may have spilled flour on the conveyer belt or may have touched it with CC'ed hands.  :rolleyes:


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That is extreme! We get our groceries delivered to the door and we get the gluten free stuff packed in with the gluten things all the time. If I rang up and asked them not to do that they would think I was a sandwich short of a full picnic


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And it's people like this who are largely responsible for the eye rolls we get when we say we have to eat gluten free. The extremists who are a couple bulbs short of a full pack. Heck, I would roll my eyes at her!


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And to a newbie like me the extremist's scare the crap out of me!

I do understand. But just remember --- not everything you read on the internet is true. When you hear or read this off the wall stuff just take a deep breath, calm down, and research for yourself. Come here & ask. I recall when I was a newbie & that kind of extremist talk scares you so you aren't sure what to eat. Or do. Someone once pm'd me saying they get glutened by certain brands of bananas. Seriously. Ummmm, how so? I didn't bother to ask. I knew better than to fall for that one.


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I never  heard  of this!  but  I  have been in  allergist practice  where  there are  signs  no  perfumes, no nuts, no  dairy  are permitted   in this office...a bit  different  than in  a grocery  store....people  can be  so  crazy... for instance  we  were eating  at a Texas  Roadhouse  where  peanuts  are everywhere  &  shells  thrown on the  floor... A couple  of  people  got  seated  next  to us  &  the server  asked  if  they  had ever  been there  before, they  all  say  yes...the  thirteen year  old  or  about  that  age  breaks out into hives  & starts  grasping  for  air  ... the  servers  run over to help  &  the  adults  start  yelling  you  have  peanuts  on  every table this  boy  has a peanut allergy... huh? Why  would  adults  who knew the restaurant  ever  take a kid  into a  place who served  peanuts? An ambulance  rushed  the kid  to the  nearest  hospital...just  stupid....

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I never  heard  of this!  but  I  have been in  allergist practice  where  there are  signs  no  perfumes, no nuts, no  dairy  are permitted   in this office...a bit  different  than in  a grocery  store....people  can be  so  crazy... for instance  we  were eating  at a Texas  Roadhouse  where  peanuts  are everywhere  &  shells  thrown on the  floor... A couple  of  people  got  seated  next  to us  &  the server  asked  if  they  had ever  been there  before, they  all  say  yes...the  thirteen year  old  or  about  that  age  breaks out into hives  & starts  grasping  for  air  ... the  servers  run over to help  &  the  adults  start  yelling  you  have  peanuts  on  every table this  boy  has a peanut allergy... huh? Why  would  adults  who knew the restaurant  ever  take a kid  into a  place who served  peanuts? An ambulance  rushed  the kid  to the  nearest  hospital...just  stupid....

I have been to a Texas Roadhouse before- long time ago, and they had big yellow signs on the door warning about peanuts.  There is another chain Logan's Roadhouse, that we used to go to a lot pre-celiac days.... and they have the same peanuts all over.  But no warning signs, nothing at all.  I would sit there and ponder how long it will take for someone to die and they get sued.  Seems pretty irresponsible for a big chain.

 

The lotion lady.... seriously?  Way to make us all look bad.  I guess she is okay with the gluten-free flours and mixes being in the same store as flour and stuff. Just silly.  Probably read something on the internet from a shoddy source and took it seriously, because you know, the internet never has anything untrue posted on it!

 

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Yea!! I couldn't believe it! It is crazy! It is different when there is an allergy.  I wouldn't take my child to a restaurant that throws peanuts around. What were the parents thinking??


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