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Wheat And Soy Listed Separatly On Package

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I just sent the following Email to a company called Mediterranean Delights, which is located in Vermont, regarding their Baba Ganouj. The ingredient list on their package top lists: Freshly Cooked Chickpeas, Sesame Tahini, Sulfite-free Lemon Juice, Roasted Eggplant, Spices, Sea Salt, Citric Acid (to preserve freshness). To my complete surprise, it also contains wheat and soy - but they were listed on the side of the package.

Yesterday, I purchased your Baba Ganouj at my local Frontier Market. I have celiac disease and cannot consume gluten, which is in wheat, rye and barley. The ingredients on the package top did not list any gluten-containing substances. When I came home, as I was opening the container, I saw that there was a notice on the side of the container saying that the product "Contains Soy and Wheat".

Since I cannot eat this, and I already started opening it, it will go to waste. While I consider myself very lucky to have found out that the item contains wheat before ingesting any, and becoming sick, I am still disappointed that I wasted over three dollars on something that I can't eat.

I would recommend that the notice of common allergens be placed closer to the ingredient list, so as to make it easier for consumers such as myself to read it in the store and not throw their money away, not to mention the risk to their health. Thank you.


Celiac diagnosis from positive blood work & endoscope (2005)

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 Subtype 2,8 (double Celiac genes)

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I just sent the following Email to a company called Mediterranean Delights, which is located in Vermont, regarding their Baba Ganouj. The ingredient list on their package top lists: Freshly Cooked Chickpeas, Sesame Tahini, Sulfite-free Lemon Juice, Roasted Eggplant, Spices, Sea Salt, Citric Acid (to preserve freshness). To my complete surprise, it also contains wheat and soy - but they were listed on the side of the package.

Yesterday, I purchased your Baba Ganouj at my local Frontier Market. I have celiac disease and cannot consume gluten, which is in wheat, rye and barley. The ingredients on the package top did not list any gluten-containing substances. When I came home, as I was opening the container, I saw that there was a notice on the side of the container saying that the product "Contains Soy and Wheat".

Since I cannot eat this, and I already started opening it, it will go to waste. While I consider myself very lucky to have found out that the item contains wheat before ingesting any, and becoming sick, I am still disappointed that I wasted over three dollars on something that I can't eat.

I would recommend that the notice of common allergens be placed closer to the ingredient list, so as to make it easier for consumers such as myself to read it in the store and not throw their money away, not to mention the risk to their health. Thank you.

ENF -

I'm happy you saw it before you ate it! I can't believe someone would put and ingredient list aside from the allergens. Who does that? I'm so glad you wrote them. Hopefully you will make them take notice. You've definitely opened my eyes to food labels...I guess I will check everywhere from now on!


Kelly

Hubby diagnosed 4/06 by scope/biopsy.

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If you haven't thrown it out, you can still try to take it back to the store. Depending on the store's customer service, they may or may not be wiling to do so.


Ruth, single mom to DD1, 14, DD2, 113, and DS, 7

Kosher, low carb (since 6/3/07), gluten free (since 11/15/07), dairy free, mostly legume (incl. soy) free since 2/7/08. Now on the Blood Type Diet (type O) which includes cutting out corn as well. I have fibromyalgia and this diet is helping me feel better.

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