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I've found a couple of Weight Watchers entrees that are gluten-free, creamy parmesan chicken and another--I think it's homestyle chicken with green beans. Always nice to find mainstream gluten-free products.

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Did you find this out from the company?? Can you post their letter/response? Just curious. Thanks!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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Banquet TV Dinners are an option. I called ConAgra and was told that all Non-gluten containing meals are fixed first, on clean machinery. If it has wheat or gluten in it, it will be listed in bold letters on the label.

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According to the conAgra policy on gluten they only list wheat ingredients.

Here is a quote from their website hope that helps you:

What is gluten?

Gluten is a mixture of plant proteins that occurr in grain. A small percentage of the population have an intolerance or allergy to foods containing these proteins.

Which of your products contain gluten?

We are sorry to inform you that we do not have a source that lists the gluten content of our products. However, our product labels list common allergens; such as wheat, for those allergic to wheat gluten.

-Jessica

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What company makes those? Does their policy only list top 8 allergens?? Most do. Not picking on you, just trying to find out because I couldn't find the "Maker" online after I read your post.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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Oh, don't worry about picking on me, I understand the concern. And I can't find a link to them on a website, either. (I've got some at home in my freezer, but at present I'm at work.)

I can tell you that I have eaten the creamy parmesan chicken several times and have had no problems.

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Sharon-

Do me a favor, when you have some time, check on the box and see if it has a website or number listed to call. Post that for me and I'll do some footwork. Thanks.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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Just rifled through the workplace freezer (people tend to keep tons of frozen dinners in there) and found out that they're distributed by Heinz, they list a phone number of 800-762-0228 if you have questions. :D

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Hummmmmmmmmmm those weren't listed on the Heinz list that I got recently. Guess I'll have to make a call to double check. Maybe they just missed them on the list OR they aren't safe. Thanks for the number.

-Jessica

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I called Heinz, they said they are NOT gluten free and they would not guarantee that they were gluten free. They may possibly not add gluten containing ingredients, however they could have cross contamination. If they were gluten free they would be on their list. Sorry!!!!

Hope that helps you though.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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I can tell you that I have eaten the creamy parmesan chicken several times and have had no problems.

You don't have to have a reaction in order for it to contain gluten....of what Jessica has said with calling the company and all it looks like you were glutened :( but at least now you know so thats a good thing :D

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Not to beat a dead horse, but I read over the ingredients list again, and every "food starch" is a safe one (tapioca, corn). It does list CORN gluten as an ingredient, so it's possible that the person answering the phone didn't realize that corn gluten was not on the watch list. Also, each of these dinners lists the common allergens in bold at the end of the ingredient list. Most of them say WHEAT, but the creamy parmesan chicken just lists MILK and SOY. Soy itself is not the problem, but soy sauce with wheat, correct?

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Do you have all the ingredients there? Some companies will list common allergens such as wheat,milk, soy , etc but they will not put rye, barley, oats...so it is possible that maybe one of the other ingredients were in the product.

Most likely though if a company says they can't guarantee anything then it is risky because you don't know ..it could contain gluten.

You could always call and see if they give you another answer but I think it's just not safe

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Can you list the ingredients for us, so we can see what you are talking about? It will help to avoid confusion.

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They may possibly not add gluten containing ingredients, however they could have cross contamination. If they were gluten free they would be on their list.

Like I said before in my previous post (see above quote). When I called they said that gluten ingredients may not be added to the product (no gluten in the actual ingredient list) HOWEVER it may be contaminated due to processing on the same lines, in the same area etc. Therefore would not be, in their standards, gluten free. They are not willing to put it on their gluten free list.

If a reputable company such as Heinz is not willing to say gluten-free then I am not going to eat it. I would trust the company on this one, they know what goes on in their facilities. Things may not be cleaned between batches of this stuff. I'm going to pass on it.

Just wanted to clear up the contamination issue though. It must have been missed in my last post.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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Jessica

You are so right. If a company with a gluten free list is not willing to put that product on their gluten free list it has too be very risky.

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This stuff is not gluten-free. I saw it in the store, read the ing, figured I'd give it a try. talking about the Smart Ones Weight watchers frozen entrees.

Brain Fog is soooooo obad right now.

DO NOT EAT THESE DINNERS!

elonwy

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