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Franceen

"accurate" Allergen Statements! Not

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Just when we all thought gluten awareness by mfg's of food and drugs was getting better!! I found this in an ad that I got in email:

Read the allergen statement #1 (red) and then #2 (blue)

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??? NOT Possible at all. Absurd.

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Franceen

Diagnosed DH by Allergist via gluten-free Diet Success

Gluten-free since Dec 2005

Gluten-free works so why keep getting tests?

Neg skin biopsy & Neg bloodwork after gluten-free for 3 months

No Endoscopy - need to eat gluten for good test & won't do it

No other Allergies or major ailments!

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I notice that they specify "no wheat GLUTEN," and "no soy PROTEIN." I wonder if this means they acknowledge the possibility that the product contains the starches of those items?

I don't trust wheat starch ever. I wouldn't trust that product!


-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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"May contain xxx" can also be code for "processed in a facility that also processes xxx." Labeling for possible contamination is completely voluntary, and can take various forms:

May contain traces of xxx.

May contain xxx.

Processed in a facility that also processes xxx.

Manufactured on equipment that is also used for products containing xxx.

etc.

You must look at each case and make your own decision. Keep in mind that this is voluntary labeling. Just because you do not see this does not mean that there are no products with gluten made in the same facility or on the same equipment. Unless wheat is an intentional ingredient, they do not, by law, have to say anything.

As Sarah (Ridgewalker) pointed out, a product may be free of the protein of a plant while still containing starch from that plant. Or not. This is definitely a source of controversy.


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986

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I really have no intention of taking this product, but when the ad showed up I was stunned with that statement - never thinking of the wheat starch/wheat gluten controversy! (Same for Soy, I suppose - I don't have allergy to soy so don't pay attention).

I guess we'll see how this newest controversy pans out.

I found RICE CHEX with Gluten Free on the box and a statement about how it is great for people following a gluten-free lifestyle!

YUMMY, my breakfast for tomorrow!

I sure hope they remove the malt flavoring from Corn Chex soon too!

Then we can have CHEX MIX!!!!!! (with gluten-free pretzels of course)!

YES!


Franceen

Diagnosed DH by Allergist via gluten-free Diet Success

Gluten-free since Dec 2005

Gluten-free works so why keep getting tests?

Neg skin biopsy & Neg bloodwork after gluten-free for 3 months

No Endoscopy - need to eat gluten for good test & won't do it

No other Allergies or major ailments!

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