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Msg Or Caramel Coloring

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Seems like anything that I eat with MSG drives my DH bonkers ,,,,any thoughts? Caramel Coloring tends to drive me nuts sometimes too. Like in Kahlua.....but not so much with Coke.

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I'm pretty sure Kahlua is gluten-free. Carmel coloring in the US is normally gluten-free, if not, it would have to be listed as an allergen.

MSG causes a lot of people problems, but is gluten-free, too.

Are you sure it's your DH that's getting aggravated and not exema or some other rash? You could be sensitive enough to MSG and something in the Kahlua to cause a rash.


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Hi, I am one that gets sick from the caramel coloring sometimes, too. I think there are a lot of companies that are not listing or in compliance with the food labeling law.

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This is only my opinion but I avoid carmel coloring like the plague. It may at times be safe but when I see statements like the ones that the Coke company uses it scares me away. When I found out that Coke uses the codex standards for gluten-free I realized why I seem to react to coke products. I am very, very sensitive and I do not trust the idea that something has had the gluten processed out enough to be safe. It is fairly common for barley to be used for carmel coloring and I just don't take the risk without confirming for myself that sugar is the only source for it.


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The rule of thumb my dietician gave me for caramel coloring is that it's probably made from sugar if it's in something sweet, like Coke, but otherwise might be made from grain. Unfortunately this rule doesn't always work. I've had bad reactions to caramel coloring in Woodchuck cider, and to caramel coloring in BBQ sauce that was labeled "gluten-free" on the shelf at Wild Oats.


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I am not discounting others experiences only sharing mine. I have never had a problem with msg or carlmel coloring and I seem to be fairly sensitive. I do know that alot of people have issues with msg not to mention the fact that it is not good for anybody to eat.

I am of the opinion that the food labeling law is working and that companies comply. Just my thoughts on the subject.

Hez

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