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Penzeys Spices: Herbs, Spices, Spice Blends, and Extracts (Dec 2016)

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I emailed Penzeys Spices about gluten and possible cross-contamination (cc). Here's what I sent and their response:

Email request sent 12/19/16 from me:

Hello Penzeys,

Are your herbs, spices, spice blends, and extracts processed in a plant that also processes gluten (wheat, rye, or barley)? Are there any additives that aren't listed on your ingredients label?
 
I've recently been diagnosed with celiac disease and cannot ingest any gluten, even from cross-contamination. Any amount of gluten will make me seriously sick. 
 
I love Penzeys and am trying to find a safe source.
 
Thank you,
Sara
 
Email response sent 12/21/16 from Penzeys Spices Customer Service:
 
Hi Sara,
 
All of our products, including spices, herbs, salts and all ingredients used in our seasoning blends, are naturally gluten free, however we are not           certified gluten free.
We do not add gluten (or any items containing gluten) to any of our products, and will not package any items if they are found to contain gluten.       Everything is all natural and does not contain any additives or preservatives.  All ingredients are listed in the descriptions and on the label. Currently the only thing we have that contains gluten is our Aleppo Pepper.

Penzeys Spices conducts routine spot testing for gluten on all of our products and follow FDA guidelines.  Our machines are cleaned and tested
in between jobs.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Take care,
Sue

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Great, thanks for sharing Sara!  I think Penzeys is a UK brand?


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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I use Spicely Organics, their spices are certified.


Diagnosed Issues
Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
Sensitivities/Intolerances
Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
Occupation Gluten Free Bakery, Paleo Based Chef/Food Catering

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1 hour ago, GFinDC said:

Great, thanks for sharing Sara!  I think Penzeys is a UK brand?

No.  it's US.  They have spice stores and mail order

 


 

 

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4 hours ago, kareng said:

No.  it's US.  They have spice stores and mail order

 

Just shows you what happens when you live in the sticks I guess.  Thanks Karen! :)


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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Thanks everyone. I love getting information and suggestions. I'm new at this and trying to post what I find out to add to the information here. I've already been helped so much by what I've found from all of you.

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We shop at Penzeys all the time.  This is the first time I have heard this and actually have Aleppo Pepper.  It is not labeled as having Gluten or Gluten containing products - Aleppo Pepper, salt, sunflower oil.

I have sent an email to them to ask about this.

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