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anybody have any problem with macdonalds french fries????

Had some this afternoon..now belly aches....


Gluten free since Oct 1 2009

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Oh my! :rolleyes:

McD's french fries, I believe, has been the most discussed topic on this forum EVAH!

They are a personal choice and some do and some don't. I personally have no issue with them. They usually accompany a vanilla shake - my favorite junk food when I'm hungry or feel deprived. ;)


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I thought they were NOT gluten free? Are they?


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I'm pretty sure the McDonald's site lists their fries as NOT gluten-free. I don't take any chances with fast foods. The oil in those fryers are bound to have cross contamination.

The McD site notes that there is some sort of wheat in a flavoring or some such involving the oil. The reality is that by the time the oil is processed there's no measurable amount of gluten left. This has been confirmed by independent testing and the major celiac groups say the fries are safe, but with the usual chance of CC at fast food places.

McD's FF fryers are dedicated and I understand McD is pretty fanatical about this to preserve the taste of fries that so many seem to love. No CC ever? Of course no one can say that.

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McD's has to state they have wheat in them because of a flavoring, but the protein is so far removed, that there is less than 5ppm gluten left in them (the lowest that can be tested for). Every celiac organization and testing system in the U.S. has deemed them gluten-free, based on the acceptable 10ppm level, but there are still people who insist they are not. Zero gluten? Maybe not. Under acceptable 10ppm to not cause damage? Yes.

Knowing that under 10ppm gluten content does not cause me damage, I choose to eat anything in that category. Those who insist everything be 100% free of gluten do not.

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I have eaten them without any problems. I like the shakes too and the M & M mcflurries. I really like that the spoon they serve them with is what they mix it with. We have a new DQ in town and would love a blizzard but they have a machine that does not have this. I could ask them to clean it but, it for the trouble it's easier to get the mcflurry.


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I have eaten them without any problems. I like the shakes too and the M & M mcflurries. I really like that the spoon they serve them with is what they mix it with. We have a new DQ in town and would love a blizzard but they have a machine that does not have this. I could ask them to clean it but, it for the trouble it's easier to get the mcflurry.

Hi Roda,

I notice on your personnal history that you had heart burn....did you have it a long time after going gluten free....thats my bigest problem now if I could only get rid of the burning and it feels like it my food goes up my eseophagus....it really hurts....and annoying big time :o


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anybody have any problem with macdonalds french fries????

Had some this afternoon..now belly aches....

Haven't tried yet because I thought they had gluten in them but will definately try now! :rolleyes: I can't wait! And with a big shake too! :rolleyes:

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I called the Canadian head office, and they said that the Canadian locations are gluten free, but they had no idea about the U.S.

There is no doubt that the fries are gluten-free in Canada.

The questionable flavor ingredient is only used in the United States, and may not be used in all US locations. At least one US supplier of fries uses a wheat-derived ingredient in the flavor that is added to the oil in which the fries are partially fried before being frozen. Independent testing has found no detectable gluten in the finished product. Decide for yourself whether the fries are safe in the US.


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Hi Roda,

I notice on your personnal history that you had heart burn....did you have it a long time after going gluten free....thats my bigest problem now if I could only get rid of the burning and it feels like it my food goes up my eseophagus....it really hurts....and annoying big time :o

HI Diva1 I replied to your pm check it out!


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DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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There is no doubt that the fries are gluten-free in Canada.

The questionable flavor ingredient is only used in the United States, and may not be used in all US locations. At least one US supplier of fries uses a wheat-derived ingredient in the flavor that is added to the oil in which the fries are partially fried before being frozen. Independent testing has found no detectable gluten in the finished product. Decide for yourself whether the fries are safe in the US.

Thanks for the reply and I will enjoy my MacD fries....without any anxiety....:)


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anybody have any problem with macdonalds french fries????

Had some this afternoon..now belly aches....

I'm in NO way extremely sensitive to gluten, but McDonald's fries (the one time I ate them after going gluten-free months ago) definitely brought all my symptoms back. Now there's not enough money in the world that would make me try them again...and honestly they weren't that good the first time ;)

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French Fries:

Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid

pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to

preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.

CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK *(Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients

This was cut and pasted right off the McDonalds website. McDonalds fries are NOT gluten-free

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French Fries:

Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid

pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to

preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.

CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK *(Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients

This was cut and pasted right off the McDonalds website. McDonalds fries are NOT gluten-free

PLEASE read the whole thread. :D

McDonald's French Fries are considered safe for people with Celiac to consume.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Maybe those that are reacting have another intolerance. For me its soy and I can't handle soybean oil so whenever I tried the french fries the soy oil would get me. I didn't know that soy was in them until recently since they don't cook them in soybean oil. I've noticed the oreida fries also have soybean oil listed now where before the didn't :(


Kathy

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I don't TOUCH McD's...AT ALL, what-so-ever!

If I crave fries, I head to Wendy's...and they either have like NO salt or very little.

But now I'm thinking I have a soy intolerance, so I won't be doing fries until I know for sure.


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-Elimination diet 11-4-2009 and ended 02-28-2010. Tolerating dairy again. Highly intolerant to soy, sensitive to green peas and corn kernels.

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I don't TOUCH McD's...AT ALL, what-so-ever!

If I crave fries, I head to Wendy's...and they either have like NO salt or very little.

But now I'm thinking I have a soy intolerance, so I won't be doing fries until I know for sure.

Be cautious about Wendy's, not all have dedicated fryers.


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This is something you really have to determine for yourself. Since we have wheat and dairy allergies, they are a no go for us. Also with the new wheat containing grill seasoning on the Angus burgers that adds the aspect of cross contamination.

The only things I would buy from McDonalds are the drinks, apples, plain salad and toys.

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Be cautious about Wendy's, not all have dedicated fryers.

Hmmm didn't know that...and McD's does, wow.


-Self-diagnosed gluten/wheat intolerance 2007. Negative (basic) blood test for celiac disease March 2009.

-Diagnosed positive for Celiac 5/11/2010!!

-Vitamin D low (last year was deficient), Iodine low, Protein S low. Balance/dizziness not related to Celiac.

-Elimination diet 11-4-2009 and ended 02-28-2010. Tolerating dairy again. Highly intolerant to soy, sensitive to green peas and corn kernels.

"Oh CRAP! Are you SERIOUS??

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French Fries:

Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid

pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to

preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.

CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK *(Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients

This was cut and pasted right off the McDonalds website. McDonalds fries are NOT gluten-free

You're just wrong. CC might be a problem, but thew fries have been tested as gluten-free. Period.

richard

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