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Warning Walmart Gv Product No Longer gluten-free!

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Hi I do not know if this is already posted. For those of you who live on corn tortillas...GV (Great Value) brand with a lime green bag was always gluten free and stated that.

For those who haven't been to a WM lately they are changing ALL their GV Brands to a white label, easier to find the better priced items. Well Saturday we brought home a new pack, I went to make dinner, assembled all my ingredients and I have NO idea what possessed me to look...they LOOKED exactly the same (some inner gluten radar perhaps) I could not find their Gluten Free icon anywhere...I looked at the ingredients....

....Sure Enough!!! It said equipment that processes wheat! :huh:

So for any of you that have the white Label GV tortillas they now have gluten...and for any of you that take for granted that GV toertillas have been gluten-free...don't!

Just thought I'd warn y'all!

Love & Light,

Tee

PS this makes me VERY nervous about the other previous GV gluten-free items eg their awesome scallop and cheesy potatoes. :o

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Thanks for the heads-up on the label change.

Products that are processes on same equipment, do not necessarily contain gluten. Most lines are washed and sanitized between runs. What they are saying, with this disclosure, is that there MAY be some minute traces of gluten.

We are finding more and more (due to liability) that many products now are not labeled "gluten free" unless they test or have an entirely dedicated facility.

I center my attention on the ingredient listing.

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I think Walmart is just changing their labeling to better reflect this lawsuit happy society--they can then claim: "You were told on the label..."

By the way, I was just at the Cambridge, Ohio Walmart and they have a huge section--half of an entire aisle with gluten-free: Glutino, Schar, Ener-G, etc.

I came home and immediately contacted my local Walmart and suggested they do the same. The manager told me to give her a list of products that I would like to see there. I don't think she expected 2 pages worth of UPC symbols, but she did ask. :lol:

Hopefully, all Wal-marts will have the same section soon. Maybe this is a test market.

This could be the way to offer gluten-free products and avoid a lawsuit with Walmart because if someone becomes ill, then Wal-mart's name wouldn't be on the product.

Call your Wal-marts and ask them to get in your gluten-free products and tell them, like I did, that they will make money hand over fist because this is such a huge market!

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Thanks for the heads-up on the label change.

Products that are processes on same equipment, do not necessarily contain gluten. Most lines are washed and sanitized between runs. What they are saying, with this disclosure, is that there MAY be some minute traces of gluten.

We are finding more and more (due to liability) that many products now are not labeled "gluten free" unless they test or have an entirely dedicated facility.

I center my attention on the ingredient listing.

You are rolling the dice by doing this, there are manufactures that use dedicated gluten free lines, thanks for posting this update.

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I buy my corn chips and tortillas from at Walmart, but I buy from the small, single product kind of companies that DON'T offer all the different flavors, etc. Even an ingredient list that seems innocent enough, I am sensitive enough that I can be sick for days because of cc. I stay really safe with little companies that all they do is the plain stuff.

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You are rolling the dice by doing this, there are manufactures that use dedicated gluten free lines, thanks for posting this update.

I find reading the labels of the companies that do not hide the gluten in their ingredient lists perfectly adequate for maintaining a gluten free diet for my daughter. We do not find it necessary to only use products from dedicated lines. I understand that extremely sensitive celiacs do not have that luxury. Also keep in mind that any disclosure of manufacturing practices (shared facility/line) on a label is voluntary.

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Well I just thought I'd share. Your welcome to those who are concerned. Of course you all need to make your own decisions and weigh the risks.

I for one would not risk giving that to my child any more than I would eat it myself. I have lived with the disease and suffered long enough before my DX to never want chance it again. Now one of my children is Celiac as well. Maybe if I never lived through it I would be more complacent about what he could handle...just because he does not show the symptoms that I do.

Walmart made a BIG reveal and BIG deal out of their products that were clearly gluten free, just about couple of years back.

For me reading the ingredients that seem "safe" enough are not enough. Because they did recently come out with white labels for their GV Products, with clear cut Gluten-free labels on those as well (many of the white label products do say "a Naturally Gluten Free Food").

I have a white Label 100% Parmesan cheese here and I just finished a can of whip cream both stating "a Naturally Gluten Free Food" I just finished my bag of GV Corn Tortillas in their original "Gluten Free" Labeled green bag. If their Corn (corn most definately being "a Naturally Gluten Free Food") tortillas previously said Gluten Free and now suddenly does not...I would have some concerns! :(

That product does tend to be Naturally gluten-free in nearly every other brand (plain corn tortillas, we are not talking about the exotic flavors) why have they decided they are not gluten-free now? I cannot be sure they did not change the location of where they are manufactured. I cannot chance it that they have taken the gluten-free label off corn tortillas but left it so many other things... ;) to just to cover their backs, when 100's of products with the new white label still say Gluten Free. I won't be chancing it when the major brand tortillas right next to them, are just paennies more.

Be well, stay healthy!

Love & Light,

Tee

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I get what you are saying...I think it's good to give a heads up. I got sick from a bottle of walmart soy sauce a few weeks ago, it said gluten free. Now I see that their newly labeled bottles have wheat listed. Did my bottle actually have wheat but was not newly labeled yet? Who knows, but it did make me question walmarts labeling practices a bit more.

On one hand it's great that these big companies are coming out with gluten free products. But on the other hand, gluten free is also a hot trend right now, and that alone makes me skeptical. My dd and I are also very sensitive, even the Rice Chex made us sick, so that plays a part in my skepticism I'm sure. It's just not a chance I can take anymore!

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"X is no longer labeled 'gluten-free.'"

"X is no longer gluten-free."

These two statements are not equivalent, and the second does not necessarily follow from the first.

Due to liability issues and potential lawsuits, more and more manufacturers are refusing to put a "gluten-free" label on gluten-free foods, and their customer service centers will not guarantee that anything is gluten-free.

Corn tortillas are not a "naturally gluten-free food." That term refers only to single-ingredient foods that are always gluten-free. You can not label potatoes as "gluten-free" since that would imply that your potatoes are gluten-free, but others may not be. You can, however, say that "Potatoes are a naturally gluten-free food." Alternatively, you can say "These potatoes, like all potatoes, are gluten-free."

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