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SuperGina

Cadbury Cream Eggs- Now With Wheat :(

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Thanks for the heads up. I posted this info on a couple of other celiac boards that I go to. A lot of people will be totally bummed. Makes me glad I don't like these things. ;)

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My day is officially ruined (although, I wouldn't have read ingredients and it could have been a lot worse!). Figures the year I'm pregnant and craving just about anything bad for me Cadbury eggs have to become un-gluten free!

Shame on Hershey's!

I'd be interested to see an ingredient listing from pre labeling laws to see if they added the glucose recently or just started labeling it recently.....

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I do not like Cadbury Creme eggs, but it appears that Glucose syrup, even if derived from wheat, is a gluten free ingredient. I think it will be another decision we all have to make like the one on McDonald's fries, but below is information on this ingredient. I suspect that there has been no change to the ingredients for the creme eggs, only that the labeling laws now require that the source of the glucose syrup be disclosed.

Irish Daveyboy already posted this one, but here it is again:

GLUCOSE, GLUCOSE SYRUP AND CARAMEL COLOUR

It is important for those following a gluten-free diet to incorporate the latest valid scientific information into their diets. Under current Australian food law, glucose, glucose syrup and caramel colour are "gluten-free", even if derived from wheat, as the wheat is so highly processed, there is no gluten detected.

Glucose, glucose syrup, caramel and similar ingredients have no detectable gluten, even if derived from wheat. New food labelling laws require food labels to list all ingredients derived from wheat, rye, barley and oats. This does not mean that all ingredients derived from these sources actually contain gluten. So, it is a legal requirement that the source be declared, but remember that ingredients derived from wheat that are gluten free are: dextrose, glucose and caramel colour (additive 150). "

"The Gluten-free diet, A comprehensive resource guide" Shelley Case, author.

page: 53- "Glucose syrups are highly processed and purified in order to separate and remove the protein portion from the starch mixture. .... Although glucose syrup can be made from wheat, the processing renders it gluten free. This has been verified by scientists and research centers in Europe, Australia and other countries using the highly sensitive R5 ELISA tests."

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So.....dextrose, glucose and caramel color are ALWAYS gluten free even if listed (wheat)?

I have seen these ingredients often and have never been concerned, but rarely have I seen the source listed as (wheat).

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So.....dextrose, glucose and caramel color are ALWAYS gluten free even if listed (wheat)?

I have seen these ingredients often and have never been concerned, but rarely have I seen the source listed as (wheat).

This was the first I have ever seen it listed this way either....but seeing as it says wheat I am going to stay away from it. As long as they keep the Cadbury Mini Eggs gluten free.....once they use gluten in those We will have LOTS of problems.

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Not long ago 200ppm (the lowest detection limit for cheap testing) was considered safe.

Now cheap testing goes to 20 or 5 ppm ...

For many years current scientific research could make no definitive statement that smoking causes cancer.

I would say when people make their descision that current scientific research is not the last word...

I am certainly unaware of any long term studies on this (and there hasn't even been time) ... but I would be more worried what future scientific research will say when long term studies have been made.

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Not long ago 200ppm (the lowest detection limit for cheap testing) was considered safe.

Now cheap testing goes to 20 or 5 ppm ...

For many years current scientific research could make no definitive statement that smoking causes cancer.

I would say when people make their descision that current scientific research is not the last word...

I am certainly unaware of any long term studies on this (and there hasn't even been time) ... but I would be more worried what future scientific research will say when long term studies have been made.

HearHear!!!! Scientific research is also usually backed by the very people trying to make a buck by having said research turn out for their best bottom dollar. Current medical scientific research tells my whole gang to eat wheat to our heart's content because we have no medical scientific reason to avoid it despite severe sickness and undeniable positive results from a gluten-free diet. The only research that might change that has not been published yet or examined by other scientist yet so thus it is unknown.

While it is nice to know that today's research claims it is safe, in 50 years will they say the same as technology becomes better???

And if you are allergic to wheat, would you still react?? If so then it still has enough wheat to cause someone a problem. And thus still trip autoimmune reactions.

Stacie

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HearHear!!!! Scientific research is also usually backed by the very people trying to make a buck by having said research turn out for their best bottom dollar. Current medical scientific research tells my whole gang to eat wheat to our heart's content because we have no medical scientific reason to avoid it despite severe sickness and undeniable positive results from a gluten-free diet. The only research that might change that has not been published yet or examined by other scientist yet so thus it is unknown.

While it is nice to know that today's research claims it is safe, in 50 years will they say the same as technology becomes better???

And if you are allergic to wheat, would you still react?? If so then it still has enough wheat to cause someone a problem. And thus still trip autoimmune reactions.

Stacie

This is the bottom line ....

The 200ppm limit was set by the food industry, not based on scientific study.

The food industry itself then paid for the studies saying celiacs were no worse off on 200ppm than a 'normal' gluten-free diet.

This in itself is fundamentally flawed... it took 50 yrs to 'prove' smoking causes cancer ... and this was in the face of a lot of evidence because its so easy to fix a clinical trial.

You can start by pre-screening candidates ... the ones you worry about you throw out. So in the case of a gluten-free test you just make sure those on a gluten-free diet have no idea about hidden gluten or cross contamination....

Its hardly difficult, most of us comiong here had no idea until we found this board!

Then you say '200ppm limit' .. again fine this doesn't mean the test sample are eating 200ppm, just they are eating something with 'some gluten' which of course can be controlled specifically. 200ppm was not the limit for testing, it was the limit for testing my ELISA tests, GC-MS could for the last 20 yrs detect <1ppm. Its just more expensive but hey, if your doing a study you do one set of tests to determine its VERY LOW and a seperate set of qualitative tests to say 'its present'

The tobacco industry used this type of leveraged testing successfully for 50 yrs.

Really, you have to wonder why their testing is even considered valid?

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i am not celiac, but i at least have a gluten intolerance, but i honestly think it is either a gluten ALLERGY or wheat allergy...sigh

anyways...i first bought a batch of the minis and ate them with no problem, then got the full sized ones (3 of them mind you) a few days later and sucked them all down that evening (nothing new there for me...i do it every year)...but i got an itchy throat after eating the full sized ones, like i do with a glutening...i never read the labels as i blindly trusted they were still gluten free...i mean come one, who messes with perfection on a recipe?!?!?! crazy!

so yeah, i must have reacted to the wheat in them.

ughhhhh!

angie

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