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MurrayM

Label Contradiction

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I found this on the label for Western Family 'Roasted Peanuts with Honey';

"INGREDIENTS: peanuts, sugar, canola oil, honey, modified potato starch, salt, xanthum gum.

ALLERGENS: contains peanuts, wheat. May contain traces of other nuts/seeds"

What the? Where is the wheat product in the ingredients? I'll send them an e-mail and find out if they're giving a warning for possible cross contamination. Kind of makes you wonder how many products actually contain wheat, doesn't it?

Murray

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Yep. Gotta wonder. I'm curious what they'll say.


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maybe the 'modified'?


Gluten-free, Vegan

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I'd guess that it's a typo. It's got to happen every once in a while. Either something didn't get listed in the ingredients, or the allergen info is wrong.

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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Or they may use it on the lines or at some point in the processing. I would thank this company and pass on the product.


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I'm curious too. I'm remembering someone on this forum once mentioning that sometimes conveyor belts have flour or a wheat starch on them to keep things from clumping together and sticking. I wonder if this is a way that they would know a product would contain wheat and yet it isn't a true "ingredient?"

I look forward to hearing the answer.


McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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The answer is...

A representative of Save-On-Foods phoned today while I was at work. My wife explained our concern about the ambiguous labeling, and the representative agreed that the label is wrong. It should have said, "May contain wheat", as the processing plant that produced the peanuts also makes products with wheat in them.

Pretty good of them to call, and cudo's to them for trying to warn us about the possibility of wheat in a product in the first place.

Murray

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