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Most of us on this forum know that Boar's Head brand products are gluten free. I have heard two radio commercials this week where they indicate the products are gluten free! That is a first. I just think that is wonderful and wish more companies would do the same. I am going to write them a note to say thank you.

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This is very impressive news. Apparently Boar's Head understands that those companies who get on board in the beginning are establishing relationships which will last for a long time.

Tom

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I have seen the tv ad a couple of times. The first time I just thought I misunderstood. It does seem kinda ironic that they mention they are gluten-free while the ad shows a big sandwhich!

Hez

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I have seen the tv ad a couple of times. The first time I just thought I misunderstood. It does seem kinda ironic that they mention they are gluten-free while the ad shows a big sandwhich!

Hez

That is ironic, someone should suggest they stick a loaf of some kind of gluten-free bread on the set too.

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I have seen the tv ad a couple of times. The first time I just thought I misunderstood. It does seem kinda ironic that they mention they are gluten-free while the ad shows a big sandwhich!

Hez

What's great about the ad, though, is that even those who do not need to be gluten-free might choose Boar's Head instead of some other meat, just in case they end up catering to someone with celiac or gluten intolerance. And if other producers start losing customers to the "just in case" phenomenon, maybe they'll go gluten-free too!

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It is great that Boars Head is gluten-free. What about cc on the slicing machines? I was told to avoid the deli counter for this reason. I only buy the prepackaged gluten-free cold cuts. I think Boars Head meats are the best. I don't know if I could trust them.

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It is great that Boars Head is gluten-free. What about cc on the slicing machines? I was told to avoid the deli counter for this reason. I only buy the prepackaged gluten-free cold cuts. I think Boars Head meats are the best. I don't know if I could trust them.

Tell them that you have food allergies, and because of this, you would like the machine to be thoroughly cleaned before they slice your meat.

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It is great that Boars Head is gluten-free. What about cc on the slicing machines? I was told to avoid the deli counter for this reason. I only buy the prepackaged gluten-free cold cuts. I think Boars Head meats are the best. I don't know if I could trust them.

Excellent point. Unless you are the very first customer of the day I would skip it also. There is much more to cleaning the slicer than just the wipe off with a rag that most would do if you ask them to clean it before slicing your deli items. The machine literally needs to be taken apart, the blade and its guard need to be removed and washed and all the little nooks and crannies need to be cleaned out. I used to run a deli and the time and effort involved with actually cleaning it throughly enough to be safe for us after gluten items are run through are time consuming and something that you really can't trust to be through enough if the deli is up and running. Unless you have actually had to take one of those darn things apart you wouldn't know how involved it really is. Personally I think there should be seperate slicers for gluten and nongluten items but that is really asking too much of the world at this point.

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If you know you are going to go shopping . . . you can preorder your deli meat to be run first in the morning.

When I was arranging a big family get-together last summer, I was feeding approximately 100 people for lunch with ham, turkey, roast beef and cheese. I called about 24 hours in advanced and ordered my POUNDS of deli items to be picked up the next morning at 9:00 am. When I picked it up the next day, they reiterated several times how much they appreciated that I called the order in.

I would think you could do the same for a gluten-free order . . . you could call one afternoon, talk to the deli and tell them that your order needs to be run first thing the next day on a clean slicer. Then you are not putting them out by having them clean a slicer before they run your order.

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I just posted about this on another thread! My best friednd was driving to work and heard the commercail and as soon as it was over she called me all excited. Since she knew my dd was just diagnosed.

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I should have read through the site first - I just posted about the TV commercials and how ironic it is that they mention no gluten, then show a sandwich being made. Looks like a bunch of us were amused by that!

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My supermarket has a designated Kosher slicer that is always freshly cleaned. I always have them throw out the first slice. They also change their gloves between orders. After getting glutened a few years ago due to a lazy deli worker (I say this as a former a deli worker for 6 years.) I am politley vocal to new employees or go when I know a deli person I know is on. Most are very helpful and willing to do something extra when you are polite and explain things. BoarsHead has a pre-pack line of cold cuts that they are test marketing. BoarsHead BBQ ribs (meat dept.) are really yummy. Their sweet slice ham can be special ordered whole in 2 sizes.

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We avoid the deli meat slicer issue by just buying the whole thing still packaged up. They always laugh at us, and ask us if we are sure. We just slice it at home.

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