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How Many Of You Eat gluten-free Food...even Though It's Processed In A Plant

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that processes wheat? I'm finding lots of food at Walmart that is gluten-free but has a chance of CC. What is the chances of CC? For example...Great Value Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Seafood Sauce and Black beans...all gluten free but processed in a plant that also processes wheat products. If I eliminate those "possible" products...I am making life SO MUCH harder..but at the same time...don't want to hurt Kara. Which brings me back to my other question..what in the world are the chances of gettig gluttened? HELP!!

Thanks, Mary


Kara'sMom

DD age 10

diagnosed celiac 10/07

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I eat those things. Trader joes has alot of products like that and if i have problems with a product I just don't get it again. I have only had anything happen once and it wasn't a major case of CC.

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I eat them also......TONS of things from Trader Joe's. Try them once, see if I react - if I don't, I consider them safe until proven otherwise......


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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I do, too. And depending on the manufacturer, I sometimes even use in small amounts things that are on shared equipment. A lot of stuff from Williams Sonoma and Trader Joe's are on shared equipment, but I haven't seen a problem. I heard that Trader Joe's will stop using the equipment on Friday afternoon and through the weekend so that everything settles, then they clean first thing Monday morning and cook the things that are without gluten. Haven't had a problem yet.

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We eat that kind of food, but we also learn from our experiences. Some manufacturers seem to have a higher CC risk, so after a couple of bad experiences we avoid them, like Frito-Lay.


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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I eat them, and like others if things bother me I don't buy them again. It really comes down to personal preference and it is a choice you need to make on your own. I don't do Frito-Lay either.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Some manufacturers seem to have a higher CC risk, so after a couple of bad experiences we avoid them, like Frito-Lay.

I think that's true.......I have read of SO many problems w/ Frito-Lay.......but I can't even remember a problem with Trader Joe's, thank God!


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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I don't let my little girl eat them.....only b/c we've tried a few times, and she seemed to react. But there's no way for me to know for sure if it was the particular item she was reacting too, or something else. She's 5, but she's still working on her language skills and doesn't usually tell me when she doesn't feel well. She just gets very irritable and has meltdowns.

B/c of this, I finally decided to just make it easier to figure out a possible glutening by cutting out anything "made in a facility....", that way I don't have a gazillion products to weed through if she seems to be reacting to something. Of course though, with the new labeling laws, anything can have less than 20ppm of gluten and still be called gluten free, which really chaps my hide. Rice Dream now says Gluten Free, but my daughter definately reacted to it, Argh!

Anyway, that's why we don't do products from Walmart that are a possible CC risk......but it's different for everyone!


Tamara, mom to 4 gluten & casein free kiddos!

Age 11 - Psoriasis

Age 8- dx'd Celiac March 2005

Age 6- gluten-free/cf, allergy related seizures

Age 4 - reflux, resolved with gluten-free/cf

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We do not eat anything with that warning on it. We have reacted too many times to risk it.


Karen

gluten free 4/06

casein free 7/06

DQ1, DQ8

Daughter (11) gluten free 5/06, casein free 6/06

Daughter (9) gluten free 3/06, casein free 7/06, soy free, trying peanut free

vegetarian

gluten lite on and off since 1999

All dx'ed by Enterolab

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Both Walmart's great value brand and Wegmans store brand are labeled as glutened free and I have not run into any problems from either. It is also nice when it comes to making dollars stretch. Both are the "generic house brand" so are cheapier than say Kraft etc.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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I try to limit these things as much as I can. I recently threw out all Frito-Lay products in the house. My son has been glutened by those stupid chips too many times. :angry: We won't risk that company again.

I guess we are doing what Susie and others are doing- we try it out and see. If a reaction occurs, we'll quit using the product.

I think there's a much higher chance of having a reaction to something made on shared equipment, than in a shared facility. But that probably depends on the product, too. (ie, is actual flour flying around?)


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Just a quick FYI on Walmarts Great Value Brand products. If they are labeled 'gluten free' they are not produced in a facility or on lines with products containing gluten. I called recently about their mixed nuts and they told me they don't consider them gluten free because they are produced in a facility with wheat products, but not on the same lines. I still eat them with no problems.

They have a very strict labeling policy.


Joni

Dx'd with Celiac Disease 8/01/07

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Just a quick FYI on Walmarts Great Value Brand products. If they are labeled 'gluten free' they are not produced in a facility or on lines with products containing gluten. I called recently about their mixed nuts and they told me they don't consider them gluten free because they are produced in a facility with wheat products, but not on the same lines. I still eat them with no problems.

They have a very strict labeling policy.

This is how Wegmans is, so I trust them.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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