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I saw this article posted on a new blog I follow. The story is about a company in Raleigh, NC who claimed to have gluten free bread but was really giving normal bread and pawning it off as gluten-free. I can't imagine how someone could do this, if this story is true. I was wondering if anyone had any insight or knows more about this story!

http://thegfcfcookbook.blogspot.com/2009/1...-nightmare.html

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I did see that and it's beyond comprehension. The comments are worth reading too.

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I saw this article posted on a new blog I follow. The story is about a company in Raleigh, NC who claimed to have gluten free bread but was really giving normal bread and pawning it off as gluten-free. I can't imagine how someone could do this, if this story is true. I was wondering if anyone had any insight or knows more about this story!

http://thegfcfcookbook.blogspot.com/2009/1...-nightmare.html

This is really awful. I read the story and visited the screen shots...truly a cruel prank.

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We need a photo of this guy so we'd know him if (when!) he moves on to our area of the country!

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Hmmm.. I have a "friend" like that who will never find me eating at his table again as he pulled a similar stunt, although with different prohibited foods at the time. He just laughed after I had hesitatingly eaten some of what he assured me was "safe" food. Grounds for charges of assault with a deadly weapon, perhaps? No less real.

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chasbari - this speaks to those who like to cheat their diets. Those who don't take it seriously make it bad for the rest of us.

Example: my great aunt was supposedly diabetic, and always gave a diatribe about all the foods she couldn't eat, the worst of the evils were ice cream and sugar...so guess who ordered the largest hot fudge sundae after every meal? No one dared to question her (bad tempered biddy that she was) and no one took her concerns seriously either. She's still living, at 87, I might add.

I am thankful that because I take everything pretty seriously, those around me know that I'm sticking to my guns over gluten. But I also only have around me people I'd trust with my life...a very small circle of friends, as you can guess. This kind of cruel prank is truly despicable.

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It's just concerning because it was a legitimate business. This guy was out in the community and pretty well-known. It can't even be considered a prank. His website is still up and running too.....I'd love to know if he's had any response to these accusations!

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This just confirms to me that I need to continue to eat only what I cook. I am not even letting my husband cook for the time being as I know he isn't as careful as I am about cc. He still consumes gluten.

I always eat before I go somewhere or wait to eat when I get home. It has been hard going to another house when a meal is served because it smells sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.

I've been placing lots of phone calls checking on gluten in non-food products and think I am now safe about everything I am using in my home.

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Unbelievable <_< What a horrible thing to do.

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Maybe someone should "unknowingly" slip him a little strychnine- see how he reacts.

Sorry... couldn't resist. I'm NOT serious. I guess.....

lisa

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chasbari - this speaks to those who like to cheat their diets. Those who don't take it seriously make it bad for the rest of us.

Example: my great aunt was supposedly diabetic, and always gave a diatribe about all the foods she couldn't eat, the worst of the evils were ice cream and sugar...so guess who ordered the largest hot fudge sundae after every meal? No one dared to question her (bad tempered biddy that she was) and no one took her concerns seriously either. She's still living, at 87, I might add.

I am thankful that because I take everything pretty seriously, those around me know that I'm sticking to my guns over gluten. But I also only have around me people I'd trust with my life...a very small circle of friends, as you can guess. This kind of cruel prank is truly despicable.

Makes me understand just why I am still rather fastidiously paranoid about anyone else preparing any food for me. Even when someone thinks they are being relatively careful they are not taking into consideration the things we can't take for granted. Then, when you get someone like this no good so and so doing something like this.... grrrrrr.

I do understand about those who cheat decreasing our credibility. We have a family friend who is a long time celiac who will cheat all the time and I am constantly getting challenged as to why it's OK for him to eat bread and cake all sorts of gluten containing foods and not me. Doesn't make it easy!

CS

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I was looking around for some more information on this but could only find her website. I was wondering why the newspaper didn't have an article.

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I don't know why the newspaper hasn't had an article...I know it just happened last week, but I'm interested to find out more about it myself. I've been waiting to hear more but haven't, so I posted it on here to see if anyone knew anything about it

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Wow, that is really scary. I don't even know how to respond. Does he know that he could have killed someone? He should be prosecuted.

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I saw this article posted on a new blog I follow. The story is about a company in Raleigh, NC who claimed to have gluten free bread but was really giving normal bread and pawning it off as gluten-free. I can't imagine how someone could do this, if this story is true. I was wondering if anyone had any insight or knows more about this story!

http://thegfcfcookbook.blogspot.com/2009/1...-nightmare.html

I hope this is guy does time for this.

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Now if that's true...that just ain't right. People with a wheat allergy could die. And all the gluten-intolerants out there get terribly sick, and can also offset years of the dieting (as far as cancer risk) with one glutenous blow.

And if it is thanks to those faking-dieters, who claim they "can't" eat something when it's exaggerated and for attention, making this guy think he could do this...damn them too. But mostly, he's to blame. False advertising, but when it deals with people's HEALTH and well-being...really. Seems like something he should be arrested for.

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I saw this article posted on a new blog I follow. The story is about a company in Raleigh, NC who claimed to have gluten free bread but was really giving normal bread and pawning it off as gluten-free. I can't imagine how someone could do this, if this story is true. I was wondering if anyone had any insight or knows more about this story!

http://thegfcfcookbook.blogspot.com/2009/1...-nightmare.html

Disgusting, but I'm not surprised in the least. Surprised actually that this isn't more common. Or maybe it is, it's just that this guy decided to go full throttle and just stick the whole wheat in the bag.

Eat gluten-free breads, crackers, noodles, cakes, etc? Everything is based on trust with the manufacturer, and with no current LAW stating WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF GLUTEN FREE, any company can jump onto the "gluten-free fad train" and market an item as gluten free.

I think it's very likely this guy is gonna get away with this scott free. His business may be brought down but it'll pop up in some other manifestation later on, I'm sure. Gluten is GRAS right now, so it's apparently legal to poison celiacs. Tough rocks, but life's not fair, and until the law changes, there's no recourse.

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I saw this in a different forum. I don't really know what to think of it. It's unimaginable.

Part of me thinks it must be a hoax. Nobody would do something like this, right?

But then I went to his website and saw that he's selling "chocolates" that nobody would know were sugar-free, which do not raise the blood sugar in diabetics (even if eaten in large quantities). He makes this claim about them:

We do not use any type of sweetener in our Sugar Free Chocolate. No Maltitol, Sugar Alcohols, NutraSweet, Equal, Saccharin, Stevia, Truvia, absolutely no sugar substitutes what so ever.

Which is, um, impossible. As anybody who's ever eaten a bite of unsweetened chocolate can tell you, there's no way to pass off chocolate with no sweetener whatsoever as, well, sweetened chocolate. The chocolate must have some form of either a sugar or an artificial sweetener or they would be inedible.

And if he's willing to fool diabetics like that, why would he stop at that? Why not just fool everybody who's on a special diet?

Jerk.

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