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What Specifically Should I Look For On Labels?

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I had a equivacal blood test and a negative biopsy. But a GI Dr told me to try Gluten free, he said lots of false negatives happen.

What are the main words I need to look for on an ingredients label?

Monica

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Celiac.com has list called the "safe list" and the "forbidden list" that tell you everything you need to check labels for. when my daughter went gluten-free 6 months ago, they helped tremendously.

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I am under the impression that colgate is gluten-free...but I'll let someone who uses colgate post that here for sure. I know all Crest pastes are gluten-free. There are a host of icecreams that are gluten-free. My favorite brand is Edy's :) If you go on their website and select a flavor, they will state whether it is gluten-free or not. I know going thru everything can be daunting at first...but take your time and try and move through things systematically. I kept a notebook of companies I called and products I verified as safe, just in case I need to refer back to them again.

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I hope Colgate is gluten-free! That is good to know. Edy's is good huh? I have Bryers at home. The "natural" ice cream. Maybe that isn't so good. But I will check out Edy's website!

OH what about tomato soup?

Hey what other companies specifically note on the website nutritional information specifying Gluten Free?

Thanks for the heads up on Edy's!

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Colgate Total is Gluten Free - I only asked about that specific kind.

All I did was call the 800# on the tube...

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I called Colgate-Palmolive in Canada, and the rep said that EVERYTHiNG manufactured by them (dental products, soap, laundry detergent, dish soap) is gluten-free.

I'm not sure where you're from, but Ehrin makes a good point: call the 800 # and ask about all their products.

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zip2play-in terms of ice cream, some breyers are going to be safe, as are some edy's. Obviously, something like "cookie dough" ice cream is not going to be safe in ANY brand. Often, the ice cream 'itself' is gluten-free, but the 'goodies' in it are the problem.

read labels, ask questions, call #s, and most importantly, don't eat anything unless you know 100% what is in it AND what has touched it (issues of cross-contamination with other sources---like using a knife that cut something with gluten, or a fast food worker that has gloves on that have touched bread....and then are touching your food)

the lists are very helpful.

also, tinkyada brand pastas (gluten-free) are the BEST. I substitute them for regular pasta all the time.

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For tomato soup, try Pacific Natural Foods organic creamy tomato soup. It comes in a box, and they have it at a lot of grocery stores. Tastes just like Campbell's. I tried another gluten free kind, and it had a weird taste to it, and did not have the "creamy" taste.

Lisa

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Including, but not limited to:

Wheat (Obviously)

Wheat Gluten

Wheat flour

Wheat Starch

Wheat Germ

Anything with the word wheat in it except for buckwheat

Oats

Barley

Barley Malt

Malt

Modified Food Starch

Food Starch

Starch

Flour

Natural Flavours (check with the company - it's probably fine but you need to check)

Flavour (same as above)

Anything you don't know the ingredients of

Anything made in a mold such as shaped chocolate - the mold could be coated with flour

There's more but I can't think of them right now.

-Jackie

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