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Which Flour Brands Have Cc Issues?

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I need to restock on gluten-free flours, and I buy whatever is priced best in our area. But it seems I've read about some people reacting to Bob's or Arrowhead Mills. Are some brands safer than others? I also remember some comment about buckwheat flour having cc issues.

Here's what I usually buy:

Arrowhead Mills buckwheat & amaranth flours

Bob's Red Mill brown rice flour

Ener-G potato starch and tapioca flour

Are any of these problematic? Occasionally my son gets glutened mysteriously, and we can't trace any obvious cause. Fortunately it doesn't happen very often.

Carol

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I get sick from bobs, i get my flour from the gluten free mall.

Bob's Red Mill has BIG problems with cross-contamination. Most of Bob's products are gluten-free, but the copmany makes no effort to keep them separate. On any given day, the flour you purchase may have any number of other flours in it. This might not be a problem if you're merely gluten-sensitive, but it's a huge risk if you've also got food allergies.

I sometimes get my flour from NOW FOODS, although they dropped their millet flour. I also but from Arrowhead Mills, and that's been okay so far (their flour lacks the smoothness of the NOW Foods flour, but it gets me by).

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the web site for bob's red mill says that their gluten-free flour is ground in a dedicated room---sounds like it is separated from other flours. where did you get the info about them making no effort to separate them? are you meaning they don't try to separate the different types of gluten-free flours?

christine

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the web site for bob's red mill says that their gluten-free flour is ground in a dedicated room---sounds like it is separated from other flours. where did you get the info about them making no effort to separate them? are you meaning they don't try to separate the different types of gluten-free flours?

christine

I had a serious reaction to one of Bob's products, and when I joined a food allergy group in my area, more than a few people reported similar experiences. I contacted the company -- more than once, by the way -- and I was told that Bob's Red Mill carefully inspects their products to assure they are gluten-free, but they "offer no assurances regarding cross contamination... it's not something we test for."

Two health food stores I've shopped at had similar conversations with Bob's Red Mill, and they susbequently stopped carrying that product line because of the cross contamination issue. If you've had a reaction to one of their products, that could be why.

My family and I paln to continue using NOW Foods and Arrowhead Mills. We've done well with both, and we trust them more than Bob's.

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my kids have not seemed to have any reaction to their products-----do you think it is just cc issues with the non-gluten flours-----they do say they batch test for gluten. my kids don't have any food allergies----so do you think we are safe?

christine

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I always react to Bob's...I cant say if its gluten, corn or both. It seems alot of people with only gluten intolerance react to the flours so I just dont trust them. I cant use them because all of the gluten-free flours are contaminated with corn....they dont clean the machinery in between runs.

I ordered Miss Roben's and Bette Hagman's flour and I sometimes use Ener-G tapioca or pure rice flour.

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