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Cottonelle -- Another Kimberly-clark Reply

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Here's the word on cottonelle, which is one of the brands specifically named in the original post. I think the wheat flour in K-C toilet paper idea is pretty well debunked.

Dear Richard,

Thanks for your e-mail about KLEENEX

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In answer to your inquiry, you may be interested to know that we use a dusting of food grade corn starch on the inside of our bathroom tissue and paper towel poly wrappers to facilitate the packaging process. However, we do not add wheat flour.

That's what I remember from the avoiding corn forum. Cornstarch - not flour.

Thanks for the post.


Valda

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So what paper products can I use which are gluten free and also DON'T contain corn?

Have you been having problems with the paper products before this discussion came up? If not, perhaps there isn't enough corn in there to bother you, or you likely aren't ingesting any.

I'm not sure where you would find corn free, if this is indeed a problem for you.


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Have you been having problems with the paper products before this discussion came up? If not, perhaps there isn't enough corn in there to bother you, or you likely aren't ingesting any.

I'm not sure where you would find corn free, if this is indeed a problem for you.

I certainly hope it's not enough to be a problem. But I'm one of those who has not gotten better yet since going gluten free several months ago and suspects cross contamination. So I'm checking under every rock.

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So what paper products can I use which are gluten free and also DON'T contain corn?

According to the folks at the avoiding corn forum, Angel Soft and Scott are corn free.

(I am waiting for an answer from Georgia-Pacific about the corn issue so I can verify - see the thread I started for this.)

I use toilet paper instead of facial tissues for blowing my nose. That's why a corn-free toilet paper is essential. (According to my source - the avoiding corn forum) Most, if not all, facial tissue boxes have been contaminated with cornstarch because they use that to keep the plastic from sticking together when constructing the box. This would then make the tissues in the box unsafe for me.

Brawny paper towels have cornstarch in the glue, so the first and last few sheets would be unsafe for someone with corn allergies. I use them and don't have any problems, taking the precaution of avoiding the first and last sheets.


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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According to the folks at the avoiding corn forum, Angel Soft and Scott are corn free.

(I am waiting for an answer from Georgia-Pacific about the corn issue so I can verify - see the thread I started for this.)

I use toilet paper instead of facial tissues for blowing my nose. That's why a corn-free toilet paper is essential. (According to my source - the avoiding corn forum) Most, if not all, facial tissue boxes have been contaminated with cornstarch because they use that to keep the plastic from sticking together when constructing the box. This would then make the tissues in the box unsafe for me.

Brawny paper towels have cornstarch in the glue, so the first and last few sheets would be unsafe for someone with corn allergies. I use them and don't have any problems, taking the precaution of avoiding the first and last sheets.

Thanks, ArtGirl! That helps alot. Is Scott t.p. gluten free too? Can't remember now. Do you think that generic paper towels would just be too risky with multiple allergies?

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Is Scott t.p. gluten free too? Can't remember now. Do you think that generic paper towels would just be too risky with multiple allergies?

Scott is a Kimberly Clark product, so, yes, it's gluten-free. I suspect that there aren't ANY toilet papers that have ANY gluten in them. Just doesn't make any sense.

I don't know about generic paper towels. I stick with products that either I have verified, or others I trust have done so.

Edit: I sent an inquiry to KimberlyClark asking about corn in their paper products. Hope to hear soon. Since the previous reply stated there was cornstarch in the packaging, I'm questioning whether or the Scott T.P. is actually corn-safe. It may be that just the ones in the paper wrapping are - will post when I get an answer.


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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Thanks Richard.

And Artgirl--if it's not corn starch that Kimberly Clark uses in Scott tissue, what is it? They stated they do not use any of the glutens in the letter to me, yet they did state they use modified starch in the packages. This may be very important to a person with a problem with corn!


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I'm starting to get confused. :blink:

Now I see that Kimberly-Clark's reply to Richard's inquiry about Cottenelle and Kleenex - they say they use cornstarch. (opening post to this thread)

darlindeb25 - You say that your reply from them stated they use modified food starch. (Is this the same cornstarch that's in Cottenelle and Kleenex?)

Hopefully the reply I get will clarify this - but if not, I think I'll send another one asking if there is a difference in the starch used from one of their products to another.

Edit: Maybe I'll try calling them tomorrow and ask all my questions.


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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Regarding CORNSTARCH in Kimberly Clark paper products...

Recap: They DO use cornstarch during the process of wrapping the paper products in plastic packaging. That would be all their toilet paper brands and paper towels.

Thanks for your e-mail about SCOTT

Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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