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pixiegirl

New Mcdonalds Story...

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my daughter cried for quite a long time when I told her about McD's fries... but after a while, she understood. She did remember that everytime she ate them, later that night she always got a tummy ache. Now we know why.

I think alot of lights are going on for ppl wih thier reactions to this.... :(


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last time i had checked the hash browns were gluten-free. but obviously not anymore. i relied on McDonalds for my fast food b/c i thought they were the best option- cooked in seperate fryers. but i guess now that doesnt matter. im not sure what im going to resort to now... what other place i can get food on the go


IBS - 11/2000

Celiac - 4/2005

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I went to Wendy's today and got a plain baked potato and a small chili... dumped my chili on the potato and had a feast.

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This is the article I was refering to that I am quoted in. I used my married name (even though I never legally changed it).

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060213/ap_on_...cdonald_s_fries

Jillian--I thought that might be you! See my earlier post :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I went to Wendy's today and got a plain baked potato and a small chili... dumped my chili on the potato and had a feast.

Oh htat sounds like a yummy idea! Little messier then fires though LOL


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Jillian--I thought that might be you! See my earlier post :)

LOL!! Yup that's your Jillian :)

(And now you all know why I never legally changed my name when I got married)!! Long story why I used it for this though.


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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My husband has brought these to me to eat as a surprise sometimes. Yikes. Nice to find out now.

my hubby did the same. My problem is it is so hard for me to pin down my glutening because the reaction is rather mild and so much later, sometimes nearly 24 hours later. Well, no more Micky D's for me, period. No great loss, actually.

Annette


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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Oh htat sounds like a yummy idea! Little messier then fires though LOL

Oh I always do that!!! Although I usually cut pieces of the potato and dump it in the chili to save some of the mess. It's delicious!

Oops - copied the wrong quote. Well this was in response to getting the baked potato at Wendy's and dumping the chili in.


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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Go Jillian- That's so cool! I think this whole incident is complete BS. I don't eat there because I just can't risk it, but I know many people do and it's ridiculous to think that they flat out LIED.

What I wouldn't give for an In and Out Burger on the East Coast!

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It's situations like Mcdonald's which prove that the restaurant/ food industry still doesn't "get it" when it comes to a gluten free diet. People who are ignorant of food allergies and intolerances are making the marketing decisions of these companies. Intolerances and allergies are not being taken seriously and management just shrugs it off thinking they are not hurting anyone. I am very disappointed in Mcdonald's over this (we don't eat there anyway) as I thought they were more "socially conscious" or at least they've always pretended to be....


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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My "glutening" occurred at least once or twice per week. Since we thought that they were "safe" -- they were listed on their menu as safe -- my husband would bring them home as a treat. Given that gluten destroys my brain and retinas, I wonder how much of my double vision, and how many additional cerebellar cells are gone -- never to regenerate, because of McDonalds. I can honestly say, I cannot stand the leaders of that corporation. What a bunch of selfish . . . . . . . . .


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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Of all the places my family and myself put our trust in - it was McDonalds. I guess we should be asking why are we SO surprised?? BIG CORPORATION... bottom line. I guess thanks to the new food labelling laws we have found out now before MORE damage is done. (btw the same news reports have come to light is Australia - so its definitely a worldwide issue).

You just feel really cheated dont u?? This USED to be a safe and easy option when out and on the go.... and good for the kids who just want to be like "other" kids......

Real shame... :(


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I think this is not on unscrupulous but disgraceful for them to lie to people about potentially life threatening ingedients.

I was not one who ate at MacD's except occasionally for hash browns, that was before dx. They deserved to be sued on this because they totally premeditated to blatantly lie to people.

I am as disgusted with them as I am with Microsoft.

I have problems with why they need to add milk and wheat to anything. I make fries and never use milk, wheat, msg or other garbage on them.

Did you catch that McDonald's stance is that they do indeed care about their customers. The proof is that they are complying with the federal labeling laws and letting people know what allergens are in their products. I hope no one falls for that load of supreme BS!! No, they lied to millions for years about what was in their food to protect their bottom line. What a big bunch of selfish, shortsighted, insensitive........

Annette


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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... what other place i can get food on the go

Do you have a Hardee's near you? Their low-carb burger is gluten-free. It comes in a lettuce wrap rather than on a bun. It's messy; I never realized how much of the juice and condiments gets absorbed by a bun :blink: It's deliciously wonderful to get a burger on the go though.

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Wow, I just saw all this on Yahoo last night. Thank you SO much for pushing this issue so much. Of course my 6 YO was devestated to learn she couldn't eat there anymore. I will have to make more fries and hashbrowns at home, but that isn't the real issue. That was one "normal" thing she still had! I get so mad knowing that for these past 2 years she has been gluten free and we have been SO careful, we have still been giving her gluten! We didn't go there all the time, but it was a nice "quick fix" when we needed one. So much for a "happy meal"!

So what can I do to help y'all get the word out?

Michelle

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So what can I do to help y'all get the word out?

Michelle

tell everyone you know! send copies of the article to everyone you can think of, gluten free or not! I think the world needs to know this!

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Just saw the story mentioned on the "crawl" on the bottom of the screen on Good Morning America.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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What I wouldn't give for an In and Out Burger on the East Coast!

Oh I second that!!! I think a few phone calls and/or e-mails from some East Coasters couldn't hurt.


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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Guest BERNESES

Seriously- they are, in my experience, a no BS outfit (In n' Out). They are the ONLY french fries and burgers I have had in a fast food restaurant since going gluten-free. The fryer fries nothing but fries, the buns are not grilled with the burgers and you can get a protein-style (lettuce wrapped) burger. They rock!

This whole McDonald's thing is complete crap. Is there any chance of a class-action lawsuit? I don't know much about them (lawsuits) but this seems like a good case for one.

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:o DANGIT! Just when I thought I could *almost* be normal somewhere. Stupid liars. :angry:

Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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wow! I'm amazed at this. We have a bunch of celiacs in our family including myself, dad, and two children. We made the connection about a year ago with the McDonalds fries and stopped eating them. But of course, we always second guessed ourselves and my husband thought I was being 'mean' to deny our kids some 'normal' kid food and that it was in my head. Gut instinct is key. I just cannot believe those fries had wheat in them as an actual ingredient and not from cross contamination all along. Shocking.

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