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Mitchie K

Is Pillsbury Gluten free cake mix really gluten-free?

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My mom purchased a Pillsbury Gluten free yellow cake mix to bake me a cake. The front of the box says its gluten free, but it doesn't list anything about being certified or made in a dedicated facility......

I tried to go on their website, but couldn't find anything regarding measures taken against allergens. I realize Pillsbury produces many varieties of gluten filled cake mixes, did they just slap a label on a box without taking the correct steps for people like me to stay safe?

Can anyone help me?

Mitchie

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They are considered safe.  Many of us use thier products.  I have a friend that eats so much funfetti pancakes, she is probably rainbow colored inside!  Lol

Here is an article from when they were first introduced- 

http://www.glutenfreeliving.com/gluten-free-foods/shopping-gluten-free/pillsbury-introduces-gluten-free-pizza-pie-andcookie-dough/

 

"General Mills uses “stringent” programs to prevent the risk of cross-contamination, and has taken “specific steps to ensure that the process and equipment used does not provide any opportunity for gluten or gluten-containing ingredients to get into its products,” according to a Pillsbury spokesperson."

 
 

 

 

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Thank you for answering!  I had found the same link earlier, it's dated 2013 before they started producing the cake mixes, that's why I was wondering. Guess the only way to know 100 percent is to give it a try.

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38 minutes ago, Mitchie K said:

Thank you for answering!  I had found the same link earlier, it's dated 2013 before they started producing the cake mixes, that's why I was wondering. Guess the only way to know 100 percent is to give it a try.

If you don't believe a product is safe for you, you should not " give it a try".  If you do not believe the company statement when they first started producing gluten-free items, then the only way to answer your question is to contact the company.  If it were my company, I wouldn't feel the need to re- state my original explanation repeatedly,  if it is unchanged, as I added new products.  

 


 

 

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It probably is fine.  I have used (in the past), Betty Crocker mixes which are also owned by General Mills.  They can be a bit gritty (mainly rice flour) and the mix you described is full of weird additives.  I prefer making my cakes from scratch.   I can see your concern though.  General Mills is sorting oats mechanically and there have been reports of people getting glutened.  The Gluten Free WatchDog and the Canadian Celiac Association  both recommend that celiacs not consume their oat products (Cherrios).  Makes you think twice about their other products -- even though these mixes are oat free.   Just saying......?

 


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