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Are Blue Diamond Nut-thins Safe?

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They say on the package that they are a celiac disease foundation sponser, but on the side of the box it says that the Nut-Thins are produced in a facility athat also makes products with wheat, soy, pecans, and hazelnuts? So is it ok?

I am trying to narrown down what is giving me a tummy ache. I started these after I was gluten free for a few days. Thanks

Bakinghomesteader


homeschooling mom to 12 yr old son

helpmeet to wonderful husband of 13 yrs

dx Myasthenia Gravis 1998

Official Celiac dx 6/2008

Gluten Free since 6/5/07 (with the exception of 6 weeks and any cc)

Positive Enterolab Result 8/23/07

Positive bloodwork 6/2/08 after eating gluten for 6 weeks

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I love their crackers and eat them all the time. However, there are many people on this board that are extremely sensitive and have had problems with these crackers. If you think they are making you sick stop eating them and see if you feel better. Not exactly scientific but it works!

Hez

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I've heard of people that react to them. I've never had them myself.

It a person by person thing. Take them out of your diet and see if you feel better.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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My son loves the cheese flavor!!! I'm not sure if he gets sick from them, as he gets bouts of occasional loose stools--not so much diarrhea. The way that I look at is that they are simply being honest when they disclose that they use a shared facility. Most mainstream food that many people consume is likely made in shared facilities, and these crackers are no different. It is a personal choice, but I allow my son to eat these crackers. (FYI Kettle chips are made in a nearly gluten-free facility--except that their cheddar beer flavor of chips that oddly enough does not even test positive for gluten. :blink: )


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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I tend to be very sensitive to cross contamination but I eat Almond Nut-Thins all the time and haven't had a problem. But in a pinch, I've used plain potato chips, tortilla chips or Fritos as a cracker. I've also pressed Chebe dough very thin in my tortilla press and made crackers.

Have you ever tried the tip I got from the Gluten Free Bible to sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese into metal cookie cutters on top of parchment paper and bake them to make a really cheesy cracker? I think I'm leaving out a step because I'm not at home where the book is but maybe someone else could fill in the gaps on this? It's been awhile since I made them.


Karen B.

diagnosed with Celiac Nov. 2003

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they're made in shared facilities, on shared equipment, so it's your call. some people have no problem with them, some people feel they have reacted to them. there's no *definite* answer on this one.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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I have eaten them with no problems. When I first started this diet a couple of years ago I was so paranoid that if a label indicated something like shared lines I would not have even tried a lot of products. Since I have had no instances of glutening from anything I now just read the ingredient label and if no gluten is involved in the list then I will give most things a try. I decided I would not be obligated to the expensive items from the speciality food stores unless absolutely necessary. I have faith in most mainstream brands and each day more and more are disclosing exactly what is in their products. I don't think it would be in the best interest of any company to get a lot of complaints of cross contamination so for that reason I think most are pretty careful. I see the shared line statement on just about every mainsteam brand and it does not alarm me anymore. Basically I see it as just a CYA. I think this particular item tastes pretty good also.

Tom

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I also eat them reaction free and a lot of them, daily! Removing from your diet might help to at least narrow down what is causing your discomfort..I hope you start to feel better soon!

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well, I guess I should say, duh! :P I will take them out of my diet and see. There is also another thread on this board about the Lundburg Rice Chips--guess what, I was eating those too. Santa Fe BBQ ones. Maybe that's it.

Thank you all.

Bakinghomesteader


homeschooling mom to 12 yr old son

helpmeet to wonderful husband of 13 yrs

dx Myasthenia Gravis 1998

Official Celiac dx 6/2008

Gluten Free since 6/5/07 (with the exception of 6 weeks and any cc)

Positive Enterolab Result 8/23/07

Positive bloodwork 6/2/08 after eating gluten for 6 weeks

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I am trying to narrown down what is giving me a tummy ache. I started these after I was gluten free for a few days. Thanks

Bakinghomesteader

I have eaten the Nu-Thins without any trouble. But, interestingly, you say you have been gluten-free for only a short while. I can tell you that when I went gluten-free, I had a few bouts in the first couple of months which I couldn't explain. Maybe it's just your body adjusting to your new regimen. :rolleyes:


Self-diagnosed in 2004 after 6 years of hell. Doing well on gluten-free diet, but still having occasional bouts of accidental glutening. Message board has been a godsend. Have been on since 2004 as "grannynanny," but couldn't recreate password and was shut out, having to re-register in 2007. Update: Gastroenterologist wanted to do genetic test for celiac (Mar 2008). Results showed genetic marker on G8 -- one of two genes identified as Celiac.

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