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angel_jd1

Jimmy Dean Bacon

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I remember that Jimmy Dean sausage is ok, however I HATE sausage!! ha I want to know if Jimmy Dean Bacon is ok.

I can't remember the Sara Lee labeling policy......don't buy enough of their products I guess.

Soooo if you know about the Jimmy Dean bacon let me know. Thanks in advance.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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<<<All of our ingredients are listed on the packaging. We recommend to always read our labels.>>>

I just contacted SaraLee/JimmyDean and received their standard non-answer. Why do we settle for this garbage?? In Europe food products are very clearly marked 'Celiac Safe' so there is no guesswork for those of us who must be careful simply to live. Why is it soooooo hard for us to get our food manufacturers to take some responsibility for their products??

Overseas I got spoiled when I realized that I could walk into just about any reputable restaurant and order a 'Celiac Safe' meal and they not only knew what I was talking about...but had some suggestions for me as well! It was incredible!!

Here in the States I keep getting more and more food manufacturers who simply tell me "read the labels" because our policy is not to tell you which foods might or might not be safe. It's gotten sooooo bad it now takes me an hour just to purchase a few simple items. It's especially frustrating when all my research and reading could be for nothing simply because of a deceptive label...you can't even understand half of the ingredients listed. And I've been doing this for nearly 20 years!!

Personally, since I'm only shopping for myself now...I spend the extra money and shop in the health food stores where lots of items are clearly marked 'Gluten Free' by food manufacturers willing to take some responsibility for their food.

I am recommending people NOT purchase SaraLee or JimmyDean or Good Humor/Breyers Ice Cream or Klondike...or any other food manufacturer who will not take the responsibility to mark their products 'Gluten Free'. I just don't trust them.

Go Mbeannaigh, WyndStarr

(Gaelic for Blessed Be)

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Well if you want bacon, then give the Wal-Mart generic microwave bacon a try. It's really good and it's easy. ^^ Also it is marked as gluten-free, so no worries ^^

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"<<<All of our ingredients are listed on the packaging. We recommend to always read our labels.>>>

I just contacted SaraLee/JimmyDean and received their standard non-answer. Why do we settle for this garbage?? In Europe food products are very clearly marked 'Celiac Safe' so there is no guesswork for those of us who must be careful simply to live. Why is it soooooo hard for us to get our food manufacturers to take some responsibility for their products?"

What garbage? Sara Lee/Jimmy Dean is telling you they list any gluten. The bacon is gluten-free (in fact I've heard of only two bacons that aren't gluten-free--Farmer Johns and McDonalds, which isn't real bacon anyway).

richard

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I agree totally with Richard.

I love companies that have a policy that they will clearly label gluten sources in the ingredient list. I don't need to carry a list around. I don't need to worry that the list is today's formula, but the package that I am looking at is a few months old and has different ingredients. I don't worry that the printed list I have with me is from last month and the product I am buying is the new version which now contains malt flavor. I don't have to spend time on the phone with a call center representative who has no idea what I am talking about, and can't be sure what was in the product on the date it was actually made.

I just have to read the ingredients on the package I have. Nothing more. I wish all food manufacturers would do this.

Here is my current list of companies and brands that have a policy to clearly disclose any gluten sources in the ingredient list:

Aunt Nelly's

Balance

Baskin Robbins

Ben & Jerry

Betty Crocker

Blue Bunny

Breyers

Campbells

Cascadian Farms

Celestial Seasonings

ConAgra

Country Crock

Edy's

General Mills

Good Humor

Green Giant

Haagen Daz

Hellman's

Hershey

Hormel

Hungry Jack

Jiffy

Knorr

Kozy Shack

Kraft

Libby's

Lipton

Martha White

McCormick

Nabisco

Nestle

Old El Paso

Ortega

Pillsbury

Popsicle

Post

Progresso

Russell Stover

Seneca Foods

Smucker

Stokely's

Sunny Delight

T Marzetti

Tyson

Unilever

Wishbone

Yoplait

Zatarain's

It looks like I should add Sara Lee and Jimmy Dean to the list. Sara Lee also owns: Chock Full o' Nuts, Hills Bros., MJB, Chase & Sanborn, and Playtex.

Enjoy! :)

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I had a pretty good experience when I called them. When we eat that stuff, I look at Jimmy Dean products and trust them if nothing is listed. I do like the sausage skillet breakfast that you just add the eggs to, it's pretty tasty! The Hormel natural bacon is pretty good too and it says "gluten free" on the package.

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Trust me...I've been reading ingredient lables for over 20 years. What I mean...is that now if I see the words "Gluten Free" or "Celiac Safe" it goes into my shopping cart. If I don't see those words...it just goes back on the shelf.

"Gluten Free" means to me that the Manufacturer is taking responsibility for it's products...they are actually taking the time, and spending the money to have their food tested...I don't settle for anything less anymore.

Reading labels works out well, if you know you're working with a company you can trust, or you understand all the weird, strange places where Gluten can hide...and you've got three hours to do a one hour shop. I'm just tired of being poked by shopping carts trying to get by while I'm reading lables. You'd understand what I'm talking about if you ever shopped in Europe...flip the product over, read the words "Celiac Safe"...drop it into your cart and move on! No guessing games, no research, no reading, no searching, no questions.

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If only......... (picture the dreamy look on my face)

But do you think we could get them to put it on the front rather than the back would make it even quicker! maybe I shouldnt be to picky ya think, lol

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