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Suspect my gluten-free granola has just glutened me

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I am usually very wary of oats, but there was a delicious-looking, reassuringly expensive box of granola on sale in a very pukka health food store that said that it contained oats which were gluten-free, so I bought it.  Big sign on box saying contents were gluten-free.  But I've just been glutened after eating a portion of this granola and absolutely nothing else except the milk I added to it.   I was 100% fine before eating.  I am just kicking myself at voluntarily having let myself in for about 48 hrs of feeling lethargic, having an embarrassingly rumbly tummy and knowing I will need the lavvy frequently and very urgently.  Am I unique in this regard?  I find my celiac disease is completely under control so long as I stick to unprocessed foods which I know are gluten-free.

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18 minutes ago, FiveSecondWarning said:

.  Am I unique in this regard? 

No not at all! I recently treated myself to some gluten free muesli, part of Aldis coeliac month promotion. I don't normall have oats now, at least not in cereal form. Anyway I don't know whether there was some gluten or if I just reacted to the oats but I had a reaction. For me it's typically neurological, so tummy wasn't so bad, but I did kick myself for letting my guard down somewhat. 

Pity because I really enjoyed the muesli and I bought the granola too, though didn't try that after the reaction to the muesli...

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33 minutes ago, Jmg said:

No not at all! I recently treated myself to some gluten free muesli, part of Aldis coeliac month promotion. I don't normall have oats now, at least not in cereal form. Anyway I don't know whether there was some gluten or if I just reacted to the oats but I had a reaction. For me it's typically neurological, so tummy wasn't so bad, but I did kick myself for letting my guard down somewhat. 

Pity because I really enjoyed the muesli and I bought the granola too, though didn't try that after the reaction to the muesli...

First off Aldi is really bad with gluten in gluten free products they had over 4 recalls in the past year for these issues. Second its oats, I love them but they hate me as being one of the 10% that react to them.

THERE are alternatives, Julian Bakery has a sale on Pro Granola right now a oat free granola, UNGranola is another option.

https://julianbakery.com/shop/?fwp_product_categories=granola-cereal


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You are NOT unique (well...not in terms of describing your reaction to the granola).  I do best (less risk for exposure) on a whole foods diet too.  You could be reacting to the oats.  Were they certified or dedicated grown oats?  I am sure General Mills is considering or is already selling their mechanically sorted oats to other gluten free suppliers.  This is just a wild guess in my part.  I have no facts, but when I was brainstorming during marketing meetings, we were always trying to think of ways sell some of our by-products to another industry or even our competitors (private labeling).  Maybe General Mills needs to off set their Research and Development costs.   Just sayin.........?


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Thanks for feedback, everyone.  Box says 'Made in England' and 'gluten free OATS' highlighted in bold, adding that allergens are in bold.  So I think that's a bit ambiguous as box also says it's certified gluten-free.  Unless you can be a non-coeliac who is allergic to oats...   Don't want to say what brand as I don't think it's fair - I've just gotten rid of all my other unopened boxes of breakfast cereals containing oats and don't want to pick on the manufacturer of the box of cereal which I just happened to open first.

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9 minutes ago, FiveSecondWarning said:

Thanks for feedback, everyone.  Box says 'Made in England' and 'gluten free OATS' highlighted in bold, adding that allergens are in bold.  So I think that's a bit ambiguous as box also says it's certified gluten-free.  Unless you can be a non-coeliac who is allergic to oats...   Don't want to say what brand as I don't think it's fair - I've just gotten rid of all my other unopened boxes of breakfast cereals containing oats and don't want to pick on the manufacturer of the box of cereal which I just happened to open first.

10% of celiacs react to oats in a very similar fashion to gluten. EVEN if gluten free. I get the the rumblys and minor nerve/brain fog if I even get a bit of CC from oats. I used to use gluten-free harvest oats, they triple check their oats, have their own dedicated farms, and the company is owned by a celiac family.  I had to stop using them even in my bakery due to reaction issues.


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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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