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Did you see the news that McDonald's uses wheat derivatives in their fries? They just disclosed it today on their website and defended themselves by saying that the protein is removed, therefore it shouldn't bother those of us who need to eat gluten-free. What do you think? Are they safe? I'm staying away from them ... I haven't eaten them since going gluten-free, but it was nice knowing that I could have them if I got in a pinch.

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Did you see the news that McDonald's uses wheat derivatives in their fries? They just disclosed it today on their website and defended themselves by saying that the protein is removed, therefore it shouldn't bother those of us who need to eat gluten-free. What do you think? Are they safe? I'm staying away from them ... I haven't eaten them since going gluten-free, but it was nice knowing that I could have them if I got in a pinch.

Short anwer, it seems the general consensis amonsgt the vocal is to aviod them, while some are saying"wiat and see" and a few refuse to give up thier fires based on the info we have.

Heres the long answer...

We're actually losing control of the posts here on this message board regarding the Mcdonald's disclosure! It has been extensively discussed, debated and disected here. In fact, the story was "born" here, and it was us that contacted the Wall Street Journal reporter to investigate this.... I'll post a few links for ya:

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=13763

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=13885

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=13838

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=14062

(thanks Karen!)

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Not everyone will agree, but I think the information available is inconclusive. I am avoiding McFries until I know what the truth is. I don't think that we really know.

Whisky is made from grains, including rye and barley. It is generally accepted that gluten does not pass through the distillation process into the final product. Nevertheless, some celiacs react to something in the distillate. Is it gluten? I don't think so, but you must decide for yourself.

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Until they actually say *how* the wheat is processed out, then I wouldn't consider them safe. They've gone so far as to say "we believe it to be processed out" but won't mentioned one word (realistically - saying they're parfried which makes them gluten-free is an insult to our intelligence - we know that won't get rid of gluten) about how.

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The news report I heard this morning stated that McD's was labeling their fries as gluten-free when they are in fact not. (WABC AM News program NYC). And now they admit the are not gluten-free.

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since my daughter and I did always have some kind of reaction after eating the fries, though we attributed it to CC or grease before this announcement, we will not be eating them again.

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since my daughter and I did always have some kind of reaction after eating the fries, though we attributed it to CC or grease before this announcement, we will not be eating them again.

I can count how many times ppl have siad they dont react to McDondals fires, I am starting to get depressed/angry thinking of all the ppl that were reacting, doing damage, and blaming other things just like you. :angry::(:angry:

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I can count how many times ppl have siad they dont react to McDondals fires, I am starting to get depressed/angry thinking of all the ppl that were reacting, doing damage, and blaming other things just like you. :angry::(:angry:

it makes me very angry and upset too. even with the hashbrowns... when my boss "treated" me to some hashbrowns several months ago and then I was ill for a week, I just thought it was cos a crumb of a bun got in their or something... Didn't even once think that the fries or hashbrowns could have gluten BECAUSE THEY SAID THEY WERE GLUTEN FREE ON THEIR WEBSITE. Lying sacks of poo...

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The people at MC Donalds who make the decisions aren't nutritionists so they aren't aware of wheat being a problem for celiacs or those with wheat allergies. They probably know that peanut/nut allergy is the kind that brings on sudden death and that's probably all they know. They are only going by the information that they know about. I don't think it was deliberate to make more money. It's just a case of them not knowing everything there's to know about food intolerances and the varieties of reactions to these intolerances or allergies.

Since McDonald's fries are now off limits, gonna have to find a replacement source. We don't eat at fast food places as we never trusted them to begin with. It's disappointing to have trust in someone and find that your trust was misplaced. I've learned that lesson before.

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I have never been 100% totally clean unless I am eating a strick I make everything myself diet. The fF issue now makes it clear they have wheat it is blatently misleading my MD and they should be ashamed of them selves even that little bit can cause long term damage even if you don't feel it right away. Anyone who continues to eat MD in the States is CRAZY. My husband who is a lawyer suggested this website and starting a class action against them, but I feel that if celiac disease's just start boycotting that will be enough. The MD of the US needs to talk to their counter part in Sweden to fully understand how this works and why this is such a big problem. Our family will be boycotting.

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