Jump to content
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

jenvan

The Warning Label

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Question re: labels

Do you any of you eat products that do not specifically say "gulten free" ?

For example many corn chips, do not have gluten-typle ingredients, would you still eat them?

Do you consider it risky to eat products that are not labelled gluten free?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of us eat many products that aren't specifically marked gluten-free. In fact, large numbers of products that aren't marked gluten-free are indeed gluten-free.

richard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are some brands like Kraft who will not hide anything but they do not list gluten free on the label. They will however list wheat,rye,barley,oats right on the label if they contain any.

For other brands who do not have that policy and don't list gluten free on them the best thing is too call the company.

I eat alot of products that don't say specifically gluten free on them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll definitely eat things that aren't specifically labeled gluten-free, if the ingredients are gluten-free.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest gillian502

I will absolutely not eat any products that have a warning label on them, no way. They are basically telling you point blank the item is cross contaminated. I will eat items only if I have called the company and they tell me that particular item is not run on the same lines with a gluten containing food.

As for eating items not labeled gluten-free, we have no other choice. Few foods are marked "gluten-free" even though they may be gluten-free.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would assume the absence of a warning label would indicate lack of awareness of the gluten free lifestyle, not necessarily the lack of cross contamination.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh my! Assumptions can be very risky business. If there's one thing I've learned since going gluten-free, it is that you can not take anything for granted. Until we get actual legal guidelines for food labeling as regards gluten, it's always best to check and make sure that your "assumption" is accurate, lest you eat something unsafe. :rolleyes:

Paula

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hadn't realized that going gluten-free was such tricky business til I started. I ate a wonderfully yummy organic chocolate bar, when half way through , I read on the label that it was made in a facilitythat uses wheat! So I kinda lied to myself, thinking maybe this bar didn't come into contact with it......because it tastes soooo good. So I ate the rest of the chocolate bar, and my lethargic old self was returning. It wasn't as severe but I starting feeling off..... Ok, yeh , so I learned my lesson. I need to take these warnings seriously.

I think if we want to be absolutely sure we do need some kind of verification from the makers of the product. So that's a lot of companies to call! I'm starting to get so scared of what to eat, I'm just eating plain whole foods now like potatoes, cheese, rice, eggs, fruits, salad.

What about deli meats? sausages? Do they usually contain gluten?

Do any of you have bad reactions to preservatives and additives, and flavour enhancers, like MSG ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't see how the defense could stand up! If they say 'gluten-free' then it must be gluten-free, no matter where or how it is produced. How can that statement mean anything else? What do they mea by facility?

It's all a farce. For me, if iIsee the warning I cannot trust the company. Therefore I will not buy it.

Andrew

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not going to point fingers, but yes, there is at least one company that labels their products as gluten free on the front of the package, but has the CYA warning on the back about being produced in the same facility and that cross contamination may occur. I know a lot of people haven't reacted to these products, but I have, and I think its kind of shady that a company can get away with that. Many new celiacs, like me at one point, saw a gluten free label as worry free and don't bother to read the ingredients. It's scary to think that a company would want to take advantage of such a serious illness by marketing something this way. I never thought I'd say this, but maybe the FDA needs to get involved in this.

Peace-

Nadia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • May 22, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • June 01, 2019 Until June 02, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
    • July 07, 2019 Until August 03, 2019
      0  
      For more information, visit www.kefss.com or call (407) 255-6550. info@kefss.com 

      KEF USA Summer Camps Announces the New KEF Gluten-Free Camp in Orlando, Florida for Youths with Celiac Disease.

      [Orlando, FL February 6, 2019]-KEF USA is excited to announce that we will offer a new 100% gluten-free camp program to give kids and teens with Celiac Disease a safe, exciting and healthy summer. KEF USA programs offer fun and unique experiences that can only be found in Orlando, Florida. Campers explore the theme parks and local attractions, make new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.


×
×
  • Create New...