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Divina Olives mislabeled allergen

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I reached out to Divina to inquire as to whether their olives contain gluten. The customer service representative replied informing that the blue cheese stuffed olives contain breadcrumbs therefore contain gluten. 

 

1) The Divina brand blue cheese stuffed olive label does not list gluten as an ingredient. 

 

2) All Divina brand olive labels have an allergen disclaimer specifying that the olives were manufactured in a facility that handles nuts. However, it is unclear as to whether the blue cheese stuffed olives are produced alongside all other Divina olive products in which case the allergen statement fails to disclose the fact that these products are produced in a facility that uses gluten.

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1 hour ago, artistsl said:

I reached out to Divina to inquire as to whether their olives contain gluten. The customer service representative replied informing that the blue cheese stuffed olives contain breadcrumbs therefore contain gluten. 

 

1) The Divina brand blue cheese stuffed olive label does not list gluten as an ingredient. 

 

2) All Divina brand olive labels have an allergen disclaimer specifying that the olives were manufactured in a facility that handles nuts. However, it is unclear as to whether the blue cheese stuffed olives are produced alongside all other Divina olive products in which case the allergen statement fails to disclose the fact that these products are produced in a facility that uses gluten.

Get pictures if you can and contact GFWD if true and perhaps we can inform others better about this issue.


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I would trust the label over what some customer rep said on the phone but consider calling  back and talk to a supervisor.   I looked up the product and confirmed  there was no gluten.  I can not imagine gluten being added.  The rep might think “stuffed” is the same as “stuffing” as in turkey. ?

Seriously, there was a time when blue cheese was questionable as being safe for celiacs.   The mold might be been grown on a wheat or rye medium.  Learn more from Trisha, a gluten free dietitian and owner of the Gluten-free Watchdog.  

https://www.glutenfreedietitian.com/blue-cheese/

I do not know about you, but when I doubt a product, I usually do not purchase it as their are some many other good things to eat.    I don’t always have the time to do the research and sometimes piece of mind is priceless.  

 

 

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On 1/16/2018 at 9:42 PM, Ennis_TX said:

Get pictures if you can and contact GFWD if true and perhaps we can inform others better about this issue.

I've never used GFWD. I assume that is a website called gluten free watchdog? I've heard others mention it. I do have pictures. I will look them up. Thanks

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