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I mistakenly licked a Mead envelope. Does anyone know if this brand of envelope glue has gluten in it? I'm so dumb!

Don't know but I hope you have a good experience.

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It depends very much on the brand. Most ones manufactured in Canada and the US are safe; the adhesive is not wheat derived.

I know that, in Canada, Hilroy uses a corn base for their adhesive. I think the Hilroy brand is only sold in Canada. Hilroy is owned by Mead, but that doesn't necessarily mean that all Mead brands are safe.

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It depends very much on the brand. Most ones manufactured in Canada and the US are safe; the adhesive is not wheat derived.

I know that, in Canada, Hilroy uses a corn base for their adhesive. I think the Hilroy brand is only sold in Canada. Hilroy is owned by Mead, but that doesn't necessarily mean that all Mead brands are safe.

Ah, thank you so much. I feel better. The Mead envelopes are made in the US. I am waiting to hear back from the company for confirmation.

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we've yet to see on this board a confirmed case of an envelope glue with gluten. in fact, when the major glue company was called, they kinda were amused at the idea. I see it as a celiac urban legend.

if you do have a *confirmed* case of a gluten laced envelope glue, please do share it.

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I have never seen a confirmed case of gluten in envelope adhesive (or on stamps). Like Tiffany, I think of this as another celiac myth. If anyone has contrary evidence I would welcome it.

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Oh thank you so much everyone. I found it odd that there might be gluten in glue, but then again, you never know where it can be. I did find a letter from the glue/adhesive association and they said that their most (if not all) glues all derived from corn or tapioca. Thank you so very much. I feel better! :)

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