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our 9 year old son is not celiac, rather he is severely allergic to wheat and barley. specifically he is anaphylactic. when he was a baby he ate vans waffles. now i noticed the "made in a facility that also makes wheat products." has anyone had a bad reaction to vans waffles?

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our 9 year old son is not celiac, rather he is severely allergic to wheat and barley. specifically he is anaphylactic. when he was a baby he ate vans waffles. now i noticed the "made in a facility that also makes wheat products." has anyone had a bad reaction to vans waffles?

I have been eating them for about 2 years with no problems. I see the "shared" facility statement on a lot of mainstream and speciality products. I view it as a CYA thing. So far I have had no problems with any products that appear gluten free but I might not be as sensitive as others since I have healed. If the ingredient list looks ok I will try most things at least once. One other thing, on some items like UTZ potato chips the ingredient list always looked ok so I ate them. Recently I have noticed under that listing is the statement "This is a Gluten Free Food". The mainstream producers apparently can see the value in making this known.

Tom

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our 9 year old son is not celiac, rather he is severely allergic to wheat and barley. specifically he is anaphylactic. when he was a baby he ate vans waffles. now i noticed the "made in a facility that also makes wheat products." has anyone had a bad reaction to vans waffles?

I would not allow him to eat these under his particular circumstances. I have not eaten those in a while so I can't answer reliably about CC but his reaction has the potential to be deadly. Personally I would not risk it.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I've never had a problem with these, however since he is an anaphylatic it might be better to avoid these types of products just in case.

UTZ may be a nation-wide company...but its in a small town...they like to take care of their people :)

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Yes, I got sick off of Vans gluten-free waffles once. I used to buy them all the time until I bought a box that had been contaminated. I no longer purchase Vans gluten-free waffles, it's just not worth it.

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i appreciate all of the responses to the van's waffle questions! are there any great tasting gluten-free waffles in the market?

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Whenever I make pancakes or waffles, I always make extra and freeze them for quick breakfasts for the kids. I put wax paper in between so that I can separate them. I usually defrost/heat them in the microwave, but a toaster would work, too, for waffles. When I'm making the ones to go into the freezer (after everyone's done eating breakfast), I usually leave them in the "barely done" state or not so browned since I will be cooking them just a bit more when I defrost/heat.

We use Pamela's Baking & Pancake mix.


Janet

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Trader Joes has both original and banana waffles. They say gluten-free on the front, but I do not know if they have the "produced in a plant with wheat" warning because I haven't bought them in a while. Maybe those would work for you.


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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I have not eaten Van's waffles since I got sick on them on the day I had to drive an hour and back to pick my son up. I hit every public bathroom I could find along the way, and almost didn't make it into a Dunkin Donuts to use theirs :angry:

Not one of my finest hours <_<

I use The Gluten Free Pantry Pancake Mix--it's very good, my husband even looks forward to it. I'm sure it would make wonderful waffles :)


Patti

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"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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YES!!! I got sick as ever last week on them! And they do say they are made in a facility that processes wheat, but they also brag about their good mnufactururing practices used to prevent cross-contamination. They are not gluten free if they are not gluten-free!

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I get the Trader Joe's waffles. I know someone mentioned them up there. ---^ Original and banana. Both are delicious. =)


symptoms-october 5th, 2007

negative endoscopy and colonoscopy-december 2007

positive bloodwork-january 2008

diagnosed celiac-january 8, 2008

"At the end of the day, the fact that we're still here is reason enough to celebrate."

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Thank you VERY much. I'll go get some and stick 'em in the freezer. I called vans & the lady was adamant that it was completely impossible to have gotten contaminated waffles. She had me fedex the package & remaining ones to her for testing. She didn't seem to understand the concept that taking a litle sample from a single waffle would neccessarily tell anything, but that to a celiac who eats 3 waffles, getting any amount of contamination would make quite an impression indeed.

Anyway, thank you for the pointing! I'm going right now.

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i appreciate all of the responses to the van's waffle questions! are there any great tasting gluten-free waffles in the market?

I like Kinnikinnick's brown sugar cinnamon waffles. They also have original flavored ones, but I don't like them quite as well. I used to eat the Van's waffles before I found out soy made me sick and I think the Kinnikinnick ones taste better in my opinion.


Lisa

Gluten Free 2/08

Dairy & Soy Free 8/08

Corn & Egg Free 3/10

Lots of autoimmune in family, no diagnosed celiacs. Non-supportive doctors...told there was nothing wrong with me. Tested by Enterolab. Diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia (6/10). Doing much better managing hypoglycemia in addition to no eggs or corn.

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I have never tried Van's waffles, I have been making my own and freezing them....

I use Elizabeth Barbone's Recipe in her "Easy Gluten Free Baking" book

A FANTASTIC BOOK !!!!!!!!!!


Constipation, Gas, Bloating, Abdominal Pain, Ataxia, Brain Fog, Joint Pain Headaches

Bloodwork Negative

Went gluten free 10/02/09

Immediate and Positive intestinal improvement with improvement in headache frequency

Enterolab results 11/23/09 (after one month gluten free)

Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA 10 units

Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 9 units

Fecal Fat 1267 units

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1: 0201

HLA-DQB1 Allele 2: 0202

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,2 (Subtype 2,2)

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