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I read this on a gluten free blog and am so disheartened a company would say these things. Just wanted to share.

Thank you.

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Gluten Free Mom

I read this on a gluten free blog and am so disheartened a company would say these things. Just wanted to share.

Thank you.

the link did not work for me, sorry.

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This seems to work. Just omitted the 2nd http://

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This seems to work. Just omitted the 2nd http://

That link is simply to this thread. I tried reposting, got the same result. I suspect some moderator editing is going on here, perhaps because the link is to a "competing" site. How nice. Here's the text of the page:

I received the following from someone who I really respect in the gluten free community. Jules is completely dedicated to making this a better gluten free world. Please read the following:

Are you willing to be poisoned?  For profit?

I apologize for the alarm, but where food safety and our health are concerned, silence is not an option. I hope you agree.

This month I met a senior executive of a food company that is launching a new gluten-free product. When I asked why their product was not certified gluten-free, I was discouraged (because I usually only eat products that are certified). As we discussed their reasons, and their casual and dangerous interpretation of what "gluten free" means, my stomach knotted, by blood pressure rose and I was moved to write a letter to their CEO.

Please read the letter, and join me and thousands of gluten-free consumers who will not be taken advantage of for profit

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Was this what you were referencing?

http://www.glutenfreemom.typepad.com/

Well, it seems that everyone else got it before I realized and posted/ :P

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http://glutenfreemom.typepad.com/gluten_free_mom/2010/03/gluten-free-call-to-action.html

we have no trouble with competing sites. perhaps you just copied the wrong URL?

I'm pretty proficient with computers, no, I pasted the correct URL & it was changed back to the one for this thread. Don't know why.

I'm glad to hear there was no censorship :)

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I'm pretty proficient with computers, no, I pasted the correct URL & it was changed back to the one for this thread. Don't know why.

Very weird. I've had occasional trouble with quotes since they upgraded the site. Maybe there are a still a few bugs.

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Thanks for posting this. I will be avoiding their new 'gluten-free' products. Hopefully they will at least do what Lay's does. Ya know put in little letters at the end of their long list of gluten-free products the disclaimer that the products are produced in a shared facility. I wouldn't touch those pretzels anymore than I will eat Doritos. I never did like playing roulette and won't start now.

The FDA needs to get off their butt and make companies declare shared facilities on the package, that is still voluntary, and set legal limits for how much gluten can be in a product and still have the label. Why can't they give us the same protections they do for folks with a peanut allergy. Oh wait it's because we don't drop dead immediately, it takes years to kill us. Many painful years. And what about the folks just starting the diet and how sick they will become by eating gluten free stuff that isn't really gluten free? It is hard enough to begin the healing journey without supposedly gluten free items making us sick and leaving us wondering if the diagnosis was correct or if we have something else going on.

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I'm glad y'all got the computer glitches figured out so we could read the letter! What a completely disturbing revelation by Snyders!! I'd like to send them a letter telling them about the letter and WHY I'll never try their gluten-free products... AND to write a letter to Glutino thanking them for their efforts that can be trusted.

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Thanks for posting. I gave up Glutino pretzels because they have soy. Looks like the Snyders will never make it to the starting gate.

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The FDA needs to get off their butt and make companies declare shared facilities on the package, that is still voluntary, and set legal limits for how much gluten can be in a product and still have the label. Why can't they give us the same protections they do for folks with a peanut allergy. Oh wait it's because we don't drop dead immediately, it takes years to kill us. Many painful years.

I agree that the FDA DOES need to force companies to disclose manufacturing processes on labels. I just have to clarify that, as it stands right now, companies only have to label for the top 8 allergens when they are an actual ingredient. Any companies that include wording about "made in the same facility as tree nuts," or "may contain tree nuts," are doing so either to be helpful or to cover themselves. In dealing with my son's peanut and tree nut allergies, I also have had to learn to decipher what the absence of that wording means. Is it safe? Did they just not care enough to label it?

I have felt since beginning this gluten-free journey recently that reading labels for nut ingredients is actually easier than for gluten. It wasn't always this way. When we started our journey with our son's allergies, companies could hide nut ingredients in vague ingredient names, kind of like they do with gluten! I'm hoping that, with time, labeling laws will be expanded to included gluten and also the possibility of CC. Only an informed consumer can make an informed decision.

Sorry for the tangent. Just offering my experience. I don't have much experience in the gluten-free world but nut allergies...I have some there.

BTW, I would be horrified if a company said "nut free" on their label and was so cavelier about what that means!

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Thanks for posting. I gave up Glutino pretzels because they have soy. Looks like the Snyders will never make it to the starting gate.

I had to give up the Glutino pretzels for the same reason. Then I found the Wylde ones. They are great. You may have already discovered them but thought I would mention in case you are missing pretzels as much as I was.

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I can't wait to try these! :) Does anyone know when they will be coming out and whether they will be available in the various flavors?

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I can't wait to try these! :) Does anyone know when they will be coming out and whether they will be available in the various flavors?

You are kidding aren't you!!!! With that companies idea of how to make safe gluten free food I can't imagine anyone wanting to risk it when so many safe snack foods are around.

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I had to give up the Glutino pretzels for the same reason. Then I found the Wylde ones. They are great. You may have already discovered them but thought I would mention in case you are missing pretzels as much as I was.

Thanks Ravenwood, I think I will look for the Wylde pretzels. They would go good with some guacamole on a Friday night. Sounds good! :)

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You are kidding aren't you!!!! With that companies idea of how to make safe gluten free food I can't imagine anyone wanting to risk it when so many safe snack foods are around.

Actually I'm not kidding. I liked Snyder's pretzels so one made without gluten products might be good. I'm certainly not going to base my opinion on hearsay. I have celiac disease and I do eat products made in facilities that also process wheat - and I am now testing normally via bloodwork. Last endoscopy was better, too. Are you seriously going to ban this company just because of something someone you don't know wrote on a blog about something they say they heard?

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Thanks for posting that link, Jestgar.

I had a mini-meltdown recently because my kids sat down and ate an entire bag of Glutino pretzels while I was gone for about an 1.5 hours. :angry: This was right after I had fed them a full breakfast. I really wanted pretzels and a Dr Pepper that evening.

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Sounds like a 'clean the yard, yes, all of it' offense.

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Wow. I will stick with Glutino. I do hope however that Snyders (if the story is a true one) gets their head out of their arse and really does make a truely gluten-free product. Otherwise, they are going to kill their product before it's even known with the gluten-free community. Dumb Dumbs... :blink:

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Actually I'm not kidding. I liked Snyder's pretzels so one made without gluten products might be good. I'm certainly not going to base my opinion on hearsay. I have celiac disease and I do eat products made in facilities that also process wheat - and I am now testing normally via bloodwork. Last endoscopy was better, too. Are you seriously going to ban this company just because of something someone you don't know wrote on a blog about something they say they heard?

I am not someone who can risk stuff 'made in the same facility' that may or may not be for sure gluten free. I get too sick and it just isn't worth it for a snack food when so many good safe alternatives are around.

I am glad for you that you can consume them with no issues but not all of us can take that risk.

The choice is up to an individual to take that chance and you certainly are free to do so. I'll stick with the Wylde pretzels that I know are from a dedicated facility.

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I fired off my own whitty email to them, I was just diagnosed with celiacs in feb so this info helps me tremendously and it really makes me mad to find out company;s do things like what snyders is doing :D

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