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Do Canned Beans Need To Say Gluten Free?

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Are you talking about baked beans, pork and beans, kidney beans etc.? Or just one specific type of beans?

Baked beans and pork and beans may contain gluten. Make sure you read labels and if in doubt check it out. Kidney beans and other beans I have found mostly okay. Of course you could always buy the above beans in dry form soak them and cook them yourself.

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plain canned beans, I always double check the ingredients (they aren't always 'just beans), but are usually fine. you may want to watch for 'processed in a factory that processes wheat' warning, if you prefer to avoid those foods. more complicated things made from beans, you must ALWAYS read the label. but I think that relying on 'gluten free' on the label for everything is overkill - manufacturers just don't usually put it there even if it's true. besides, as there is no legal definition of gluten free, it doesn't really mean anything at the moment.

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Bush's Baked Beans has a list of their gluten free products... Most if not all, of Bush's are gluten free. Please verify for yourself... but I eat the Original Baked Beans with no issues...

Always read labels... when in doubt, contact the manufacturer.

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After I contacted Albertsons (a local grocery store), they provided me with a list of all their "in house" brands and on the canned beans they indicated that "Cross Contamination" was an issue here as the supplier process grains, to include wheat, in the same facility.

Thus, I would contact the manufacturer and make sure this is not the case with them. I had to give up my favorite brand of rice as after I contacted the manufacturer, they also said "cross contamination" on all their packaged grains and beans.

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