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Cross Contamination - How Paranoid Is This?

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Hi! I am still trying to figure out why daugher is feeling bad. She has been totally gluten free since September 07 and now dairy free since mid December. I changed everything in the kitchen so got all new utensils, toasters, strainers, etc. We've looked at lotion, shampoos, etc. So now comes my truly paranoid question - If the rest of the family is eating gluten and we forget and touch her - like hold her hand after eating a sandwich or kiss her on the cheek. Or if my husband drinks beer and hugs her is there any chance at all that she could get glutened from something like this. Or am I going wacky with paranoia here :( !!

Oh & yes I took everyones advice & I have also changed the cats food to gluten free too.

So any thoughts for this wacked out Mom??

Virgie

son 18 UCD,EE, IBS daugher 13 dx Celiac 9/07 Ttg 53.1 still

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I don't think that is too paranoid because I feel the same way! :)

Whenever we have gluten in the house or are at an event with gluten, my husband and I wash our hands so often they get all dry and cracked. We've even rearranged our table settings so that the gluten eaters are on the other side from the non gluten eaters even though we rarely have gluten at the table. And my husband finds it is best to wait to have a beer until our daughter is safely away in bed for the night.

Someone on here mentioned thinking about gluten as raw meat -- scrub everything that comes in contact with it just like you would if you'd touched raw chicken. That image has stuck with me really well!

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Hi! I am still trying to figure out why daugher is feeling bad. She has been totally gluten free since September 07 and now dairy free since mid December. I changed everything in the kitchen so got all new utensils, toasters, strainers, etc. We've looked at lotion, shampoos, etc. So now comes my truly paranoid question - If the rest of the family is eating gluten and we forget and touch her - like hold her hand after eating a sandwich or kiss her on the cheek. Or if my husband drinks beer and hugs her is there any chance at all that she could get glutened from something like this. Or am I going wacky with paranoia here :( !!

Oh & yes I took everyones advice & I have also changed the cats food to gluten free too.

So any thoughts for this wacked out Mom??

Virgie

son 18 UCD,EE, IBS daugher 13 dx Celiac 9/07 Ttg 53.1 still

Hi 'Virgie',

You can't be too careful when it comes to maintaining your health and never apologise

for being extra careful and vigilant.

I would like you to read about the criteria set down by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland

on avoiding cross-contamination.

When you see what's involved in the monitoring at all levels to guarantee an end product

that is Gluten Free it helps you understand why Gluten Free Products cost so much.

.

You think you're being too particular, wait till you read the guidelines in this.

.

Avoiding cross-contamination

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Best Regards,

David

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