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Jennifer2

Are Big Companies Starting To Label Gluten Free?

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I stopped at the store on my way home today and grabbed some mayo (best foods brand-unilever) and some turkey for lunch meat-hormel natural choice and as I was reading the ingredients I noticed that on both of them at the very end of the ingredients list say "no gluten". Neither of these were in the gluten free area of the store, both everyday products that everyone purchases. I was so happy to see that :D

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Yes there are some companies that are, and I also am glad to see it. I got some Heinz ketchup today and they have added it to their label too. Hormel also labels their gluten-free items and I am sure there are others. Sure does make it easier. Now if they would just stop putting soy in everything....

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They are slowly doing so which is great. 2 simple words on a packaging can take out 98% of the guesswork, with that 2% thinking of cross contamination they don't disclose being a possibility. I believe it was General Mills recently that discovered (to no surprise to the people of this forum and other Celiac site forums) that if a product is labeled gluten-free or known to be gluten-free, you can basically get those people "for life". It's essentially free marketing to just add those 2 words to the label.

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I called CHI-CHI'S yesterday to inquire about their SALSA, if it contained gluten. I was assured that none of their SALSA contained gluten. I inquired as to why the labels didn't reflect gluten-free and Michelle said, "It was just a timing issue till all the old labels were used up and the new labels will list their gluten-free products as gluten-free"...

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I've noticed an increase in this as well. This is good!

To further encourage the companies, every time I see it clearly marked on a label I email the manufacturer to thank them for doing this. And when I find a company has bothered to put together a gluten free product listing on their website, I email or call them to express gratitude, and tell them how important a tool it is and how much it means to me as a customer to have this information available.

Never hurts to say thank you, hopefully others will jump on this gluten-customer-service bandwagon.

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I bought some Hellman's Mayonaise and it said gluten free on it.

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