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Glutened By Fritos Corn Chips?

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I had to stop eating Fritos and Cheetos as well. I reacted, particularly to the Fritos. That truly sucks because Fritos have such a simple ingredient list: corn, corn oil, salt. But it happens every single time with plain old Fritos.

Fritos has this disclaimer on their website:

"The above products do not contain gluten; however, they are produced on the same line as our products that do contain gluten. Although the lines are washed between batches, a slight residue may remain on the lines. Individuals who are extremely sensitive may be affected."

Only their Stax chips are made on dedicated lines.


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....."But it happens every single time with plain old Fritos."......

When someone reacts every single time to a food product that contains no gluten ingredients, that tells me it is not a result of cross contamination.

Cross contamination is not a constant. If it exists in a production run, it is to a varying degree during that run. There will be more contamination, or less, or none in the products that are produced during that production run.

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I could never eat Fritos, not even when I didn't have health problems. I've always attributed it to all the salt and grease on them. Fritos are NASTY soaked in salt and grease. I eat regular corn chips, Santinas brand with no problems. Cheetos, however, make me ill big time.


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Well, I don't react to corn, corn oil or salt at any other time, anywhere else in any other product. What option does that leave?

....."But it happens every single time with plain old Fritos."......

When someone reacts every single time to a food product that contains no gluten ingredients, that tells me it is not a result of cross contamination.

Cross contamination is not a constant. If it exists in a production run, it is to a varying degree during that run. There will be more contamination, or less, or none in the products that are produced during that production run.

best regards, lm


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as long as you put it back where you got it when you're done with it."

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I love :wub: plain Fritos. But my whole life I found that if I eat too many, my stomach is upset. A few is fine. With food even better. I think there might be something about the way they are ground & the oil....


 

 

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 I was diagnosed with celiac disease after breaking a hand last year and so went on a very strict diet. I’ve been feeling very well for the last four months until this last week. For some reason my body is now reacting to Fritos corn chips original version. I had a handful in a salad last night and became severely bloated. This afternoon not knowing that the Fritos might be suspect  I had another very small handful and became bloated within twenty minutes.  It is this reason I decided to go out to the celiac community and see if anybody else experienced this. I am somewhat relieved to find out through this site that other people have had the same experience. By the way being bloated has never been one of the symptoms associated with celiac disease for me. My glutened indication is a massive headache. 99% of the time within 30 seconds of eating gluten I get the headache and immediately stop eating whatever has been put before me

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1 hour ago, New diagnosis said:

 I was diagnosed with celiac disease after breaking a hand last year and so went on a very strict diet. I’ve been feeling very well for the last four months until this last week. For some reason my body is now reacting to Fritos corn chips original version. I had a handful in a salad last night and became severely bloated. This afternoon not knowing that the Fritos might be suspect  I had another very small handful and became bloated within twenty minutes.  It is this reason I decided to go out to the celiac community and see if anybody else experienced this. I am somewhat relieved to find out through this site that other people have had the same experience. By the way being bloated has never been one of the symptoms associated with celiac disease for me. My glutened indication is a massive headache. 99% of the time within 30 seconds of eating gluten I get the headache and immediately stop eating whatever has been put before me

They are gluten free.  But they are fatty and salty and contain corn - all of which can bother someone’s digestive system.  


 

 

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