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Ravenwoodglass,

I have no idea what it would be. I don't think oat hulls are a standard source of cellulose in food.

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It was gluten in the mozzarella. This was from Sargento's website, figured you'd rather see that than hear what the rep said when I called. And it was not on the label or I never would have eaten it.

Q. Is there gluten in Sargento cheeses?

We are pleased to tell you that most Sargento natural cheeses should be acceptable to a gluten-free diet. However, there are a few exceptions.

There is wheat gluten in Sargento Blue Cheese. Sargento Imitation Mozzarella Shredded Cheese contains a modified food starch that may contain gluten


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It was gluten in the mozzarella. This was from Sargento's website, figured you'd rather see that than hear what the rep said when I called. And it was not on the label or I never would have eaten it.

Q. Is there gluten in Sargento cheeses?

We are pleased to tell you that most Sargento natural cheeses should be acceptable to a gluten-free diet. However, there are a few exceptions.

There is wheat gluten in Sargento Blue Cheese. Sargento Imitation Mozzarella Shredded Cheese contains a modified food starch that may contain gluten

Well, I think it's important to note that we were talking about *cheese* - not *imitation cheese*. Those are two very different things in many ways.


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I'm way late in replying to this, but I'd interpret her comment as "If it isn't labeled gluten-free, you must verify it's gluten-free-ness before eating". Obviously not everything that's gluten-free is labeled, so it is best to call and confirm if it isn't explicitly stated. Good luck at your meeting! You can learn a lot from these "paranoid" types - they may have discovered gluten in places you would never imagine!


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They were exclusively gluten free and extremely junk food oriented. I know full well that I wasn't the only celiac there with other allergies or who would rather not eat tons of starch, shortening and white sugar.

I hear you there! I tried going to the local gluten-free support group once - and not only did not a single person come up and say hello, even though we were the only people there without nametags on - but it was all about what junk food we could safely eat. isn't that what got us into this mess in the first place? I don't eat meat, although I eat fish, eat gluten and dairy free, avoid sugar as much as possible, and still struggle with tomatoes - and not one thing they offered would fit into my diet - not only that, but they weren't even aware what was in things, and i was. I would have thought that people who have to be careful enough to read labels on everything would be sensitive to other people's allergies, but got the brush off when I asked if something had dairy or sugar in it.

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Well, to be fair, it is a gluten-free group, not a healthy diet group. Expecting people to be into healthy foods just because they're gluten-free is probably not realistic for most people. From what I can tell, most gluten-free people are concerned more about eating as close to however they were eating before they were diagnosed, not in making any additional changes.

Now for me, it changed a lot more than just my gluten status. I started looking at foods as things that can tear down your health or build it.

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FYI, I wasn't considering the imitation stuff - That stuff is so gross, I don't know how you could stomach it in the first place :)

The Bleu cheese is a safeguard due to the process that it undergoes. Again, there has been new research and a recent Livin Without article which discusses the bleu cheese dilemma indepth.

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