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The other day I saw a post that indicated that Cocoa Krispies is gluten-free. It is NOT- it contains malt. I think that maybe someone was meaning Cocoa Pebbles (because they are gluten-free).

Also, I saw a post last week indicating that Corona beer is gluten free (the post stated it is made from corn). In the US Corona beer is NOT gluteen free.

I am asking that people be more careful when posting items that they believe to be gluten-free. There are many new people who are looking for help, and perhaps don't know where they should be going for information on gluten-free products. Please be careful as we are all so desperate for help (and at times desperate to hear that one of our old beloved foods is gluten-free). I personally don't rely on one person's statement that a product is gluten-free. I use this board as a starting point for good information, but I always make sure that I confirm it through the manufacturer, or an official celiac disease organization.

Also, please keep in mind that this forum is global - a product that is gluten free in one country, may not be in another.

I mentioned this the other day on another post and I want to reiterate - I am not saying that anyone is intentionally leading people astray. We are all human and make mistakes. This forum is a great resource for information - more so than any other place that I have found, and I value the advice of so many great people.

Thanks,

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Thank you!

See - I just did it myself! Now I feel really stupid! :blink:

I guess I need to practice what I preach. I should have specified that Cocoa Pebbles are gluten free in the US (actually, I didn't know that they weren't in Canada).

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Isn't that sort of why we have the international room? It says for folks outside of the US. That way if they have product concerns they can discuss it there? I know that a great deal of people do NOT use that forum for their discussions, but is that why the board is set up that way? (just curious)

I also use people's signatures to find out where they are from. Most people say "from Canada" etc. Then I know where their info is comming from. If they are from outside of the US I usually ignore the information in reguards to products.

Like previously mentioned. I do not rely on the information here totally. I use it as a starting point. I always call or e-mail the manufacturer myself to get my own information.

I don't know what the answer is, I guess it's just to be careful of what you type, and always check for yourself before you eat something.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

The other day I saw a post that indicated that Cocoa Krispies is gluten-free. It is NOT- it contains malt. I think that maybe someone was meaning Cocoa Pebbles (because they are gluten-free).

Also, I saw a post last week indicating that Corona beer is gluten free (the post stated it is made from corn). In the US Corona beer is NOT gluteen free.

I am asking that people be more careful when posting items that they believe to be gluten-free. There are many new people who are looking for help, and perhaps don't know where they should be going for information on gluten-free products. Please be careful as we are all so desperate for help (and at times desperate to hear that one of our old beloved foods is gluten-free). I personally don't rely on one person's statement that a product is gluten-free. I use this board as a starting point for good information, but I always make sure that I confirm it through the manufacturer, or an official celiac disease organization.

Also, please keep in mind that this forum is global - a product that is gluten free in one country, may not be in another.

I mentioned this the other day on another post and I want to reiterate - I am not saying that anyone is intentionally leading people astray. We are all human and make mistakes. This forum is a great resource for information - more so than any other place that I have found, and I value the advice of so many great people.

Thanks,

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Yeas you are right about the global thing too. Cocoa Pebbles are not gluten-free in Canada.

We've never even SEEN Cocoa Pebbles (or Fruity, for that matter) in Canada. In fact, my husband is in Aspen, Colorado this week so he bought some Cocoa & Fiesta Fruity Pebbles to bring back.

(I must admit that I rarely venture out of NW Calgary, so that may explain it.)

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