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jenvan

Duncan Hines Homestyle Frosting

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I'm sure many of you don't visit the clanthompson.com site often...but they have a section called gluten alerts which lists ingredient changes etc in products. I went there today and saw this below... I have rec'd homestyle in the past, so it seems no Duncan Hines Frostings are gluten-free now. I have not been in store to ck the label myself, but be aware... Go to this address to see updates: http://www.clanthompson.com/res_news_alerts.php3

February 4, 2006:

Duncan Hines Creamy Home Style Frostings are no longer gluten free. They contain barley malt.

New listing on the Clan Thompson site states:

June 6, 2006:

Duncan Hines Creamy Homestyle Frostings: We placed another call to Duncan Hines regarding their Creamy Homestyle Frosting since the labels no longer list barley malt as an ingredient. The company states they are gluten free. There are no gluten containing ingredients in the product, but there is a possibility of cross contamination since they are not made on dedicated lines.

I guess they are ok now again- good thing because I was just baking a gluten-free chocolate cake and got some Duncan Hines frosting that I was hoping to use!

Ymmmmm :D

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Thanks for the up-date on this! We can't get pillsbury here.

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Guest Villanfam

Here is a letter I received from Pinnaclefoodscorp@casupport.com. Sorry :(

December 4, 2006

Thank you for taking the time to inquire about Pinnacle Foods Corporation

and the products we produce which might be gluten-free. We appreciate

your interest in our company and our products.

At the present time, Vlasic

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Oh NO! :angry: I wonder what would happen if we sent them thousands of emails complaining! How frustrating, that was the only safe one we had around here, until they changed. :(

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Some Betty Crocker's are gluten free. Coconut pecan....is

Thanks, I'll have to check it out. Sometimes our Canadian ingredients are different than the US.

Here's hoping! :P

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Hmmm, I've been eating my cake for three days now and not having any problems. I got the Duncan Heins Creamy Homestyle vanilla frosting. I didn't see anything suspect on the ingreedient list unless it falls under "natural flavorings". There was not any malt/maltodextrin (barley based) listed which I guess was what they added earlier this year, then removed??

I'm just confused now- do you think the Clan Thompson site listed it incorrectly? Or is it ok based on reading the ingreedient list?

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Hmmm, I've been eating my cake for three days now and not having any problems. I got the Duncan Heins Creamy Homestyle vanilla frosting. I didn't see anything suspect on the ingreedient list unless it falls under "natural flavorings". There was not any malt/maltodextrin (barley based) listed which I guess was what they added earlier this year, then removed??

I'm just confused now- do you think the Clan Thompson site listed it incorrectly? Or is it ok based on reading the ingreedient list?

The original story earlier this year was that Duncan Hines stated to Clan Thompson that they were no longer gluten-free (they added barley malt to the Homestyle Frostings). Then after

noticing that they weren't stating barley malt, CThompson recontacted them and were told that they had reformulated it again and were again gluten-free. So some products that are out there probably still have the barley malt in them, and some don't. They also say

there is a possibility of cross contamination as they don't make them all on dedicated lines. If they have both products out there, they probably don't want to say they are ok if some of them are definitely not. Otherwise, if they don't say barley malt, it's probably similar to other situations where the product "looks" ok, and it would be up to the consumer if they trust it to be free of contamination or not (like General Mills cereals that appear to be gluten-free by the actual product listing).

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