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Has anyone else noticed this about the Bob's Red Mill Flour at Whole Foods? Maybe it's just the San Diego Whole Foods. It just doesn't make sense to me.

On the shelves, the bags of Bob's gluten-free flour are placed right next to the pure vital wheat gluten - like in the sense that there are only two very thin pieces of plastic bag separating pure powered gluten from something that would otherwise be gluten-free.

Okay I know the bags are sealed and all and it's probably okay. I just have something against eating things that I know for a fact were smashed up against pure gluten. Even though I know there's always CC risk etc. when buying packaged food, I have issues with the visual of the packaged gluten hugging my gluten-free flour. It just doesn't seem right. I would just think they would be a little bit smarter about the placement of these things on the shelves. Maybe I'll contact Whole Foods and let them know. I suppose that would be more productive, but thanks for letting me vent :D

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Guest BERNESES

You know- I'd have to agree with you on that one! My local store )like a smaaller whole Foods) does the same thing and I'm like "Hello". I shudder every time I see the label Pure Wheat Gluten. That box could kill me six times over :P

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It doesn't bother me so much that the bags are smashed up together, it annoys me much more that they're produced in the same factory, so for my sensitive butt (literally), the gluten-free label is decoration <_<

I am afraid to even touch the bags when they're all smushed like that! :ph34r:

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It doesn't bother me so much that the bags are smashed up together, it annoys me much more that they're produced in the same factory, so for my sensitive butt (literally), the gluten-free label is decoration dry.gif
I don't trust Bob's Red Mill either after getting sick from their "gluten free" flaxseed.

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I don't trust Bob Red Mill either... at Kroger it irritates me to no end that they have the gluten-free mixes right next to the "vital wheat gluten" WTH is that anyway???

I like it at Life Grocery in Marietta that they have a nice separate gluten-free section. Really makes me happy.

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Cross contamination is my big thing.

We think we are buying the right products but many of these food manufactures are processing the gluten and gluten free foods with the same machine and belts. They aren't clean properly.

I think that is the problem I've been having with the rice flour I uses every blue moon. It is either sitting on the shelves with regular flour and is getting cross contamination or it's processed where flour is and the label doesn't reflect it.

Today when I went to buy dried apricots and the new labels read: processed in a plant with gluten, soy, nuts and on and on... It frustrates me too. Because the companies are now telling us the truth about trade secrets we're not telling you what's in NATURAL INGREDIENTS or FLAVORING.

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