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My son and I have eaten BOb's Red Mill "Mighty Tasty hot cereal" and it says gluten free on it. Anyway, my baby had diarhea that evening and otherwise was fine, no fussing, etc. I didn't eat it last time, because I got so bloated, etc. after the first time I ate it. I am not sure this was the culprit, but just curious to anyone else having problems with it.

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Monica

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Yes, I have been glutened by Bob's Red Mill. They say on their website that their gluten free products have small amounts of gluten in them:

"Bob’s Red Mill stone grinds flours in a dedicated room for the production of its gluten-free line and performs batch testing before processing and after packaging. The company adheres to the Codex Alimentarius standard – the international gluten-free food standard for manufacturers. While the current Codex gluten-free standard specifies a gluten limit of 200 parts per million (ppm), Bob’s Red Mill’s gluten-free products consistently fall below 20 ppm."

http://www.bobsredmill.com/gluten_free_info.php

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I really love Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty hot cereal. My kids all like it and it is so much better then other hot rice cereals. It is frustrating. I am going to try it again and on my son, because he didn't seem to be in pain. Just diarhea once, but he hasn't been having this problem in a long time, so if it happens again then I guess we won't be able to eat it.

WIsh that we didn't have to worry about such things. Very annoying. Curious to know if anyone else reacts to this.

Monica

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I eat Lundberg's hot rice cereal. Still trying to figure out how to get the consistency to where I like it.

I eat the rice cereal everyday. The organic stuff in the green box. I eat almost 1 box everyday. One year ago I probably would have thought it was gross but funny how our taste buds can change cuz now I sooo look forward to having that plain ol rice cereal everyday. :)

On the topic of Bob's Red Mill....I've reacted to it but cant say for sure it was a gluten reaction because I react to lots of things. I do think they may have trace amounts of gluten in them regardless of the fact that they claim they are processed in a seperate room. I dont fully trust there flours to be gluten-free.

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On the topic of Bob's Red Mill....I've reacted to it but cant say for sure it was a gluten reaction because I react to lots of things. I do think they may have trace amounts of gluten in them regardless of the fact that they claim they are processed in a seperate room. I dont fully trust there flours to be gluten-free.

They are not gluten-free, not 100% at least, as quotes above they follow the codex standard fof 200ppm, so anyone on the extra sensitive side will react. I personal am not healed enought to know. :(

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yep, I've reacted to different Bob's Red Mill Products... and Arrowhead Mills... don't know for sure if it was a gluten reaction or somthing else, but I can't use their products. I would love to be able to. I got a whole bunch of free samples of the Hot Cereal and would love to be able to use them... Hubby said he would eat them, so I'm gonna hang on to them. As for me, I'll stick with Barkat's Porridge or Erewhon's Cream of Rice Cereal

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Yes, I have been glutened by Bob's Red Mill. They say on their website that their gluten free products have small amounts of gluten in them:

"Bob’s Red Mill stone grinds flours in a dedicated room for the production of its gluten-free line and performs batch testing before processing and after packaging. The company adheres to the Codex Alimentarius standard – the international gluten-free food standard for manufacturers. While the current Codex gluten-free standard specifies a gluten limit of 200 parts per million (ppm), Bob’s Red Mill’s gluten-free products consistently fall below 20 ppm."

http://www.bobsredmill.com/gluten_free_info.php

Just because they say they test below 20ppm doesn't mean they're saying they do have small amount of gluten. Many of the tests will only return a 'less than a detectable amount' result - and 0 is less than the detectable amount. Despite that, however, I think we've seen enough evidence on the board to know that some people have gotten contaminated stuff from them. I haven't had a problem with it, but if it bothers you, avoid it. In a product like the hot cereal, however, you probably rule out that it wasn't a reaction to one of the other grains.

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My son and I have eaten BOb's Red Mill "Mighty Tasty hot cereal" and it says gluten free on it. Anyway, my baby had diarhea that evening and otherwise was fine, no fussing, etc. I didn't eat it last time, because I got so bloated, etc. after the first time I ate it. I am not sure this was the culprit, but just curious to anyone else having problems with it.

Thanks,

Monica

Yeah, I got really sick the 3 or 4 times I tried the Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal. (I kept trying it because it was one of those things I was "supposed" to be able to eat, right?) BUT I am able to eat Bob's Creamy Rice Hot Cereal (or something like that). Whatever his (strictly) rice cereal is, I can eat it with NO problems at all. In fact, many days, it's all that works for me.

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That is interesting. I didn't get typical gluttening symptoms or maybe it was just a small amount of gluten, but mainly for me is was the bloating. I thought maybe it was because of the fiber. My son had diarhea from it and that is why I was concerned.

Maybe we are reacting to a different grain or maybe it is processed in a different place. I know there is buckwheat in it and I don't normally eat this grain. Maybe that is what is giving me trouble.

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Monica

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Monica, buckwheat isn't a grain at all, but a seed. Which doesn't necessarily mean that some people wouldn't have a reaction to it, as anything is possible.

In my grocery store (Sobey's) they have a whole section of Bob's Red Mill products, and about 75% of them aren't gluten free products. They are even selling gluten flour, which purposely has a ton of gluten in it.

Personally, I don't really trust a company to not have cross-contamination problems, that produces mostly gluten-containing products. Just a 'gut' feeling on my part. I may be wrong, but rather safe than sorry!

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Just because they say they test below 20ppm doesn't mean they're saying they do have small amount of gluten. Many of the tests will only return a 'less than a detectable amount' result - and 0 is less than the detectable amount. Despite that, however, I think we've seen enough evidence on the board to know that some people have gotten contaminated stuff from them. I haven't had a problem with it, but if it bothers you, avoid it. In a product like the hot cereal, however, you probably rule out that it wasn't a reaction to one of the other grains.
Their statement still bothers me though. If they always got a reading of 0ppm then they would probably have that in place of their less than 20ppm statement. This statement tells me that they must have some days where they get readings of 19ppm or less, and who knows what readings they may get on days that they don't test.

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Their statement still bothers me though. If they always got a reading of 0ppm then they would probably have that in place of their less than 20ppm statement. This statement tells me that they must have some days where they get readings of 19ppm or less, and who knows what readings they may get on days that they don't test.

My point is that tests may not *give* a reading of 0ppm. Many tests are such that you can tell only if it has MORE than a particular amount, and NO numbers below that amount - you simply can't tell how much is in something if it's less than a particular amount in many cases.

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Well, I haven't the chance to try Bob's Red Mill cereal, but, I have no problems with any of their other products. My folks and I make my bread out of Bob's Red Mill mixes and I have never had a problem. However, I'm still healing from severely damaged small intestines. So, I hurt everyday and I don't know if it’s ever played a factor. But, I hurt no more than usual :lol:

-Ash

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I am pretty sure my daughter is reacting to the gluten-free pancake mix. It is the only new thing she has eaten and it happens not too long after that she gets D.

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I don't eat Bob's Red Mill hot cereal. My experience has been that it is not gluten-free. It's unfortunate, too, because their stuff tastes a lot better than the grits I now have every morning. Absent strict legislation on gluten on ingredients labels, this kind of nonsense is only going to continue and get us all sick.

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I got glutened by their gluten-free baking mix :angry:

I had to dump a whole batch of really excellent brownies because of it <_<:angry:

I haven't had a problem with their flax meal, though...

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YES! I am so glad that I found this post. I believe I was just glutened by the gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix-gotta toss that whole batch :( Also, I have had symptoms after using their gluten-free Pancake Mix, as well. Unless it's something else I'm reacting to?

I haven't had a problem with any other of their products, including the gluten-free biscuit/baking mix or the brownie mix.

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So many people are experiencing the same thing here--have you all called the company to let them know? Besides for the fact that these products are so darn expensive (you could ask for your money back!), maybe they might want to know that their products aren't going to sell well with word getting around@ Someone should show them this thread....

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Yes, that gluten free pancake mix got me too. I think I will write to them. So many people are having problems, it is crazy. :blink:

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I'm so confused! It's hard for me to pin down what REALLY is the cause of the mysterious "glutening" symptoms. Is it cross-contamination? Gluten that really is in the product? Or something else that I'm intolerant to in it that is causing the symptoms? Is it really "greasy foods" (I put extra oil in the cookies) that causes my reflux, and since I went "gluten free" things got better because most of the "fast food" or "greasy" type foods were also eliminated....It's frustrating...... I've infrequently been having symptoms since I've been gluten-free and then it happens mysteriously. I guess we are never really "safe" from gluten aside from just eating fruits, veggies, and meat :)

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i just made bobs hot cereal for the first time and i tried a few bites but it was disgusting! i am sorry but being gluten free does not require me to eat $h!t! ya know? i dumped it all in the trash. now if i have a reaction, i will be really mad! waste of money and getting glutened would really suck! ha!

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I'm so confused! It's hard for me to pin down what REALLY is the cause of the mysterious "glutening" symptoms. Is it cross-contamination? Gluten that really is in the product? Or something else that I'm intolerant to in it that is causing the symptoms? Is it really "greasy foods" (I put extra oil in the cookies) that causes my reflux, and since I went "gluten free" things got better because most of the "fast food" or "greasy" type foods were also eliminated....It's frustrating...... I've infrequently been having symptoms since I've been gluten-free and then it happens mysteriously. I guess we are never really "safe" from gluten aside from just eating fruits, veggies, and meat :)

It is really frustrating all this detective work, but I just hope that sticking with the diet will get me better in just a little while longer! <_<

Bobs hot cereal- had that a few times without any affect but had the pancake mix one morning after being mysteriously glutened the day before and it made me worse, terrible pain and stomach cramps. I thought that it might be the Tapioca flour I was reacting to but was not sure until I had the similar but not as bad reaction after eating a Nana's Cookie bar, plus it did not taste very good. After that I tried to avoid Tapioca in stuff and only realized that the occasional bloating disappeared when I gave up breads with Tapioca in it. I don't eat much bread but just one small slice is all it takes to put my digestive system on the defense. Since then I'm wary of eating any other gluten-free blended products including sorghum and buckwheat and but rice and quinnoa seem to be OK.

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