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Guest stef 4 dogs

Hi everyone, I'm going to keep trying the web site after all! Thanks for your encouragement!

I do have a question. On several information sites, and info from the Doc, I saw Kellog's Corn Pop's as being a cereal We can eat. I bought it even though the box said "contains wheat". I've been really sick for 2 days that I ate it. I called the company and it turns out none of there cereals are gluten free according to Kellog's themselves. Anyone eles have misnomers on foods that were supposed to be okay to eat and turned out to be false? Please advise!

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stef 4 dogs

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Corn pops used to be gluten-free and about a year ago they changed the formulation. It took us by surprise. It reinforced the "always check the label rule" for me, which is really depressing because it means "always check the label... each and everytime!"

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Be careful with info you get from doctors, it can often be outdated and wrong. Corn Pops were ok, but haven't been for over a year.

I also had a dietician tell me spelt was ok. Its not. The unfortunate thing is we do have to double check everything, and there is currently no FDA standard for gluten free, so sometimes stuff is labeled gluten free and isn't. Obvious specialty company's like Tinkyada and Kinnikinnick are safe bets, but even companies like Pamelas have had labeling issues where they left off items like soy, which is really important to people with soy allergies.

I read every label, even on stuff I've bought before, sometimes twice. It takes longer in the store, but it beats throwing something away once I'm home, or worse, being sick.

Elonwy

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Corn pops used to be gluten-free and about a year ago they changed the formulation. It took us by surprise. It reinforced the "always check the label rule" for me, which is really depressing because it means "always check the label... each and everytime!"

Thanks! Anything eles you may know of? I am reading labels but I'm not so savvy yet as to all the bad things. Learning has been interesting! I was suprised to find out there is gluten in evelope glue and stamps! I'm considering buying a bubble! HA!

Stef

Thanks! Anything eles you may know of? I am reading labels but I'm not so savvy yet as to all the bad things. Learning has been interesting! I was suprised to find out there is gluten in evelope glue and stamps! I'm considering buying a bubble! HA!

Stef

Any normal stores like Acme or Redner's or anything other than expensive health food stores that anyone knows about? It's been a little tricky making a transition. I still have normal food to buy for my family and it's difficult to break the bank for specialty foods even with my health depending on it!

Stef

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I know this really sucks, Corn Pops used to be my daughters fave. Cereal. I stocked up on boxes of Krogers version of it after they changed their formula too and I snagged some of the old boxes... When we run out she will be really sad.

Also, Malt O Meal Cereals used to have several that were Gluten free, they also have changed their ingredients to include wheat... everytime a company does this, I think we all need to bombard them with letters of complaint and explain WHY we are upset.

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Heres the easiest way. Go here and print out the safe/forbidden lists:

http://www.celiac.com/st_main.html?p_catid...-47106414766.a3

Just so you know, the first few times shopping at the grocery store will take ALOT longer that usual, then as you get used to stuff, and realize there are entire aisles you don't need to go down, it gets faster. I'm now back up to my normal shopping speed, if not faster, because I'm focused on specific areas of the store.

The first few times, I went with the lists printed out. Every time I came to something on an ingredient I didn't know, I'd look it up. Now I remember which things are bad and which are ok. Takes a little traning though :)

I also recently purchased the Clan Thompson Food/Drug Guide for Palm.

http://www.clanthompson.com/index.php3

My palm is in my purse, I come up on something in the store, I can't remember if its gluten-free or not, take my palm out of my purse, search, boom I know. It doesn't have everything, but it helps alot.

Also, Kraft is a company that will list ALL sources of wheat, barley, rye and oats. So thier labels are easy to read.

Also, remember that if it says Wheat-Free, that doesn't mean its Gluten Free.

Good Luck. :)

Elonwy

Oh, and I carry a glue stick in my purse for things like ATM envelopes and such. Just make sure you get one with a good lid :P

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Unfortunately you cannot just depend on the Internet. I'ts a huge, huge help but there's all kinds of old info out there. Keep reading and keep asking questions. And if you ever see wheat, rye or barley in ingredients, do not eat it.

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A little side-tracked but anyway....my thought is this, what is the value of adding barley malt to every stinking cereal on the store shelves? I had eaten Rice Chex my entire life...until my diagnosis. Before GM bought the line from Ralston/Purina it didn't have that additive. In my personal opinion you don't gain much by adding barley malt. Just a thought. I'm sorry the Corn Pops didn't work out for you and I hope you are feeling better soon!

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