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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.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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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.


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

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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.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

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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.


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986

Markham, Ontario (borders on Toronto)

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator since 2007

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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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