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Yesterday for the first time I mis -read the lable on a box of kix's. I ate 3 pices all excited that I could eat them ... then I realized they contain whole-grain OATS! How could I miss that?! At first I thought I was ok , then a few hours latter I go GI problems and have had them all day today as well. How long do you think it will last? Only been gluten-free for a few mths. Also, are lable's going to have to put in bold aleregies?

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Yesterday for the first time I mis -read the lable on a box of kix's. I ate 3 pices all excited that I could eat them ... then I realized they contain whole-grain OATS! How could I miss that?! At first I thought I was ok , then a few hours latter I go GI problems and have had them all day today as well. How long do you think it will last? Only been gluten-free for a few mths. Also, are lable's going to have to put in bold aleregies?

Don't feel too bad - it happens to all of us at first. It was a sad day when I realized there was wheat in Red Vines. :(

Oats are not considered one of the top 8 allergens (Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Soy, Wheat), so they are not covered under the new labeling laws. Manufacturers aren't required to bold or otherwise emphasize them like they are with wheat. General Mills is a very celiac friendly company as far as their labels go. They clearly label their gluten ingredients (in addition to wheat), so that is something to be thankful for. It doesn't give us more to eat, but it does give us more information with which to make a choice.

Label reading gets easier with time, just keep at it.

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Yesterday for the first time I mis -read the lable on a box of kix's. I ate 3 pices all excited that I could eat them ... then I realized they contain whole-grain OATS! How could I miss that?! At first I thought I was ok , then a few hours latter I go GI problems and have had them all day today as well. How long do you think it will last? Only been gluten-free for a few mths. Also, are lable's going to have to put in bold aleregies?

Sorry you got sick. Remember though that some celiacs eat oats with no problems, so try not to worry too much. Obviously oats don't work for you right now, but the symptoms will probably pass soon.

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Reading lables is hard... but I do feel the new laws help me... still confused by them. Guess I am just getting used to it all. do you think the oats would contain wheat?

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Reading lables is hard... but I do feel the new laws help me... still confused by them. Guess I am just getting used to it all. do you think the oats would contain wheat?

Cereals are made with mainstream oats, which are contaminated with gluten grains during growing/harvesting/storing. The only oats that are guaranteed to be free of gluten contamination are grown in dedicated fields and processed on dedicated equipment. To date, I don't know of any prepared product that is made with gluten-free oats. They are available as oats and as oat flour.

It's a bummer, but cereals made with oats are just not safe for us.

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Reading lables is hard... but I do feel the new laws help me... still confused by them. Guess I am just getting used to it all. do you think the oats would contain wheat?

It is possible that oats can contain trace amounts of wheat.

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Cereals are made with mainstream oats, which are contaminated with gluten grains during growing/harvesting/storing. The only oats that are guaranteed to be free of gluten contamination are grown in dedicated fields and processed on dedicated equipment. To date, I don't know of any prepared product that is made with gluten-free oats. They are available as oats and as oat flour.

It's a bummer, but cereals made with oats are just not safe for us.

Thanks so much for the helpful information.

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I was hoping that I was one of those who could eat oats if not contaminated, so I bought a bag ($$$$$!) of gluten-free oats and made oat scones. Sigh. Guess I can't eat oats no matter what. But since I had already messed up my guts, I went ahead and ate all of the oat scones because they were so good and I was screwed whether I did or didn't. Now if I could just find a use for the rest of them......

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Since my reaction my skin is messed up... I am now wondering do I have an alleregy?. I am going to go ahead and see an aleregist to be sure. Yeah I think I'll stay away from the pricey oats as well.

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