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Has anyone else had reactions to Heinz Organic Ketchup? I know it is considered gluten-free by Heinz, and in my phone call to them this morning the woman even told me they test for gluten in the ketchup and so it is gluten-free. My problem is that my husband and 2 children had undeniable gluten reactions to this ketchup---our son the worst because he is a ketchup lover! My husband and daughter had the mood alterations, psoriasis patches and joint pains---but our son got it the worst with his horrible, spontaneous bloody noses and severe mood alterations. These are their specific Gluten Symptoms that disappear rather quickly when the offending food is removed---which we removed the ketchup last Wed. and now our son is FINALLY feeling better, as are our daughter and my husband. We have been gluten-free for 5 years and are very careful about brands and sourcing---and the Ketchup was the one and only thing I have removed and obviously have seen healing.

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http://www.myheinz.com/faq.asp

Questions Regarding MyHeinz.com Products

Are the products offered gluten-free? All Heinz Ketchups, with the exception of Heinz Organic Ketchup, are free of gluten-containing ingredients. Heinz Dijon Mustard also is a product that is free of gluten-containing ingredients.

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This topic has come up in the past. I don't know how old this statement is, and the Organic Ketchup may now be gluten free.

Remember, your information is only as good as their Customer Service People.

I'll try to find some current information.

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I have used the regular Heinz ketchup for years with no issues. When I was first diagnosed I know the Organic form was not gluten free. It sounds like it still isn't.

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Lisa,

Thanks for the links---those are what I saw and then questioned Heinz. They said it was a glitch and the Organic is gluten-free. Honestly, my son is SOOO much better today----I will say that it can't be gluten-free :angry: There is just NO way. I don't understand it--but perhaps a spice or something is cross contaminated and my kids and husband are just really sensitive---especially eating it every day with practically every meal :blink:

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Lisa,

Thanks for the links---those are what I saw and then questioned Heinz. They said it was a glitch and the Organic is gluten-free. Honestly, my son is SOOO much better today----I will say that it can't be gluten-free :angry: There is just NO way. I don't understand it--but perhaps a spice or something is cross contaminated and my kids and husband are just really sensitive---especially eating it every day with practically every meal :blink:

I do remember this topic from the past and it was discussed that Organic was now gluten free. Well, until Heinz can clear up their own information, I would choose other. The rest of their ketchup product are gluten free, according to their website.

Glad you found the issue. Often time, it's too hard to pinpoint.

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Perhaps this is related to the ketchup problem.

I recently had an unmistakeable gluten-type reaction after drinking pineapple and pear juice.

I've been gluten-free since October 09, so was concerned about the reaction.

After eating grapes I also had a reaction. The good news is that the gluten-free diet is helping, though.

Consider perhaps the fructose content of tomatoes, or perhaps high fructose corn syrup added to the ketchup, as causing the reaction.

The experience on this site is immeasureable. Also, the food log I've been keeping helps.

I do hope the problem clears for you, regardless the cause.

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Perhaps this is related to the ketchup problem.

I recently had an unmistakeable gluten-type reaction after drinking pineapple and pear juice.

I've been gluten-free since October 09, so was concerned about the reaction.

After eating grapes I also had a reaction. The good news is that the gluten-free diet is helping, though.

Consider perhaps the fructose content of tomatoes, or perhaps high fructose corn syrup added to the ketchup, as causing the reaction.

The experience on this site is immeasureable. Also, the food log I've been keeping helps.

I do hope the problem clears for you, regardless the cause.

Thanks--yes HFCS IS most definitely a problem with our daughter---it gives her immediate and severe migraines. That was why we were using the Organic---all organic ketchups don't use that. But my husband and son can eat HFCS without problems. Besides, the symptoms our daughter gets from HFCS and the distinct 'glutening' symptoms all 3 of them experienced after continued use of the ketchup are pretty much polar opposites. Oh well---like you said--THANKFULLY I was able to pinpoint the problem and get them better :D

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I do remember this topic from the past and it was discussed that Organic was now gluten free. Well, until Heinz can clear up their own information, I would choose other. The rest of their ketchup product are gluten free, according to their website.

Glad you found the issue. Often time, it's too hard to pinpoint.

How old is your bottle of ketchup? It may be that the store had old stock to use up, and what you have isn't gluten-free. Email Heinz the code on the bottle and see if it's from a batch that wasn't labeled gluten-free.

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I was having a problem with Heinz and even Whole Foods brands - not because of gluten, but because of the sugar/high fructose corn syrup. I recently found Organic Ville ketchup, which uses agave as a sweetener and I feel fine with that. I have found it in Whole Foods and Wegman's. It might be worth giving it a try...

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I use the Heinz no sugar added ketchup. It's made with sucralose (Splenda) instead of sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

Here in the States, it is VERY difficult to find ketchup without HFCS in it. Or anything for that matter. It's just crazy.

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