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Raection; Smart Balance Mayo & Chicken Of The Sea

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This afternoon I had Smart Balance Omega Plus Light Mayo dressing in

my Chicken of the Sea Albacore Tuna Solid white. I puffed up like a blow

fish around my waist. My stomach got bloated and gassy. YYYEEEKKK!!!

This was about 6 hours ago and I am still feeling the affect of it! :unsure:

Does anyone know if these two have gluten in it???

Chicken of the Sea Ingredients: Solid White Tuna, water, vegetable broth (contains soy), salt,


Smart Balance Mayo: water, natural vegetable oil blend (canola, flaxseed, soy, olive), vinegar,

eggs, corn starch-modified, sugar, contains less than 2% of natural plant sterols, salt, lemon juice,

natural flavor, xanthum gum, (potassium sorbate, calicium disodium EDTA, sodium benzoate and TBHQ)

to protect freshness, sodium bisulfate, beta carotene and oleoresin paprika color, Vitamin E (dl-a-

tocopheryl acetate).

Any help would be much appreciated!!!




Brand stinking New to this Celiac issue. Trying to find my way out of this

gluten maze w/all your help! Thanks so much! God Bless!

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I don't know about the mayo, but found this on the Chicken of the Sea website:

Are Chicken of the Sea products gluten free?

All Chicken of the Sea products are gluten free, with the exception of Ahi Tuna Steak in a Grilled Herb Marinade, Ahi Tuna Steak in a Teriyaki Sauce, Salmon Steak in a Mandarin Orange Glaze, Mandarin Orange Salmon Cups, Teriyaki Tuna Cups, Crab-tastic! (imitation crab) and Tuna Salad Kits, which depending on size contain either bread crumbs or crackers.

Hope this helps! :)


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I don't know about the Chicken of the sea. I do know that I buy BEST FOODS here in the west , but I think it is called HELLMANS MAYO in othere parts. I went on line about best foods and I have no trouble with it. I make ranch dressing with garlic really good. :rolleyes: Thats on the regular mayo not the light. BESTFOODS.COM should get you where you need to go.

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You're good on the tuna, as stated. There are two things in the mayo that raise flags, the "vinegar" and "natural flavors". I would call them and ask, they have no info on their web site and I have no info on them in any of my gluten-free Smartlists for anything other than the margarine.


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I agree with Elonwy. If it was indeed gluten that made you bloat like that, those are the likely suspects. On the other hand, are you sure you aren't intolerant to soy? They both contain soy. Just a thought.

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I see that you are new to the board...how long have you been gluten free? if you have not been gluten free very long, your body might not have healed yet. you may be eating gluten free and still reacting, because you aren't back to normal yet.

was the mayo safe from cross contamination? have you dipped in knives that have touched regular bread or other gluten products?

If it says "vinegar," by labeling law, it is safe. By law, the FDA says that if an ingredient is stated as "vinegar" then it is apple cider vinegar, so it is safe. If it is anything else, it has to be labeled. In general, the "main" type of vinegar that is not safe is malt vinegar.

natural flavors are almost always gluten free. due to 2006 food labeling laws, if they contain wheat, it must be listed. The chances of it coming from rye, barley, malt is possible, but does not happen very often.

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Have you ever had a problem with soy? I can't use the "Chicken Of The Sea" tuna because of the soy. Bumble Bee Tuna has a foil pouch pack of tuna that does not use soy as their water base and that is the only tuna I have found that has no soy. The mayo also has soy in it and I can only use a canola mayo, which I buy Hellman's Canola Mayo--it tastes just the same as regular Hellman's, without the soy. Miracle Whip is gluten free also, the last I knew the "light" products, were not gluten-free.


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In addition to the great replies you already have you should also look at what you had for breakfast and even what you ate yesterday. I don't know how long you have been gluten-free but for some of us the reaction can start a couple days after we ate the offending food. It can make it real hard to figure out what 'got' us sometimes.

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Look into the soy angle. Soy can give almost same reaction as gluten. Some tuna also has casein in it (canned tuna) - if dairy sensitive that too can be a trigger.

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Thank you so much for all of the wonderful replies!!!

I have only been "gluten free" since last monday. I was seeing very good results and then

yesterday I "blew up" and got gassy. This morning-I can still feel the swelling

around my waist!!!

As for dairy and soy...my first son is very, very allergic to all dairy products. So,

I regularly take in soy products and some dairy.

The only thing that I can think of besides gluten is that I put regular milk in

my gluten free cereal yesterday morning. I usually use soy.

I am going to go shopping today. I have got a great health food store

in my area. I am going to go look at what they got for gluten free rice milk.

I am going to TRY staying away from dairy, gluten, AND soy...but man

what a process this is going to be!!! But, I know it will be worth it if I am

feeling better!

Thanks again for all the replies!!! I truely appreciate it! :P



Brand stinking New to this Celiac issue. Trying to find my way out of this

gluten maze w/all your help! Thanks so much! God Bless!

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I think you just answered your own question!!!!

Damage from celiac does not disappear overnight. It can take MONTHS to heal. If you have only been gluten free for a couple of days....then it is not time yet to know if you have other intolerances or not!!! there are many, many celiacs who only have a problem with gluten. There are many who later on discover others. You might not want to limit EVERYTHING when it is all gluten. (Just something to think about). I used to remember reacting to things that I KNEW were safe shortly after I was diagnosed...it left me in tears, I was so confused! So it *might* just be the celiac and you haven't fully healed yet. Give it time, be patient, and hang in there.

Deb, by the way, many of the light products are officially safe now. It used to be the question of modified food starch, and now if it has wheat, it is required by FDA law to say it came from there, if it did (the same theory applies to "light" sour creams and such). Miracle Whip is also a product of Kraft, that said that even before the 2006 labeling law, it would clearly list any gluten sources.

Here are some ingredients:

miracle whip light: http://www.kraftfoods.com/main.aspx?s=prod...duct=2100064595


miracle whip: http://www.kraftfoods.com/main.aspx?s=prod...duct=2100064532


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