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We went to Costco yesterday and I bought a huge jar of Kikland Organic Strawberry spread. I looked over the entire label and the ingredients look fine but there's nothing on the label that says gluten free, I thought all kirkland's gluten free products stated that they were. It doesn't have any allergy warnings or anything. Is it ok?

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Take it from someone who actually supplies Costco with food items. Some of the more successful Kirkland brand items have been in the buildings for years (some instances DECADES). They approved the artwork that long ago... before there was so much attention on gluten intolerant and celiacs like us. My guess is that is the reason why it's not labeled gluten-free even though the ingredients suggest that it is, in fact, gluten free.

Please also note that we Costco vendors are required to pay a third party audit corporation to actually come to our plants. Having a Kirkland item means that you are totally under the microscope and for good reason... it maintains the high standards that Costco requires from their suppliers.

With that said, I am confident that the product is indeed gluten free. If you want to be safe, feel free to contact them with this link:

https://costco.egain.net/system/selfservice.controller?CONFIGURATION=1001&PARTITION_ID=1&CMD=STARTPAGE&USERTYPE=1&LANGUAGE=en&COUNTRY=us

Make sure that you have the item number on hand (Every Costco sell unit has an item number).

Keep us posted on what you find.

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Take it from someone who actually supplies Costco with food items. Some of the more successful Kirkland brand items have been in the buildings for years (some instances DECADES). They approved the artwork that long ago... before there was so much attention on gluten intolerant and celiacs like us. My guess is that is the reason why it's not labeled gluten-free even though the ingredients suggest that it is, in fact, gluten free.

Please also note that we Costco vendors are required to pay a third party audit corporation to actually come to our plants. Having a Kirkland item means that you are totally under the microscope and for good reason... it maintains the high standards that Costco requires from their suppliers.

With that said, I am confident that the product is indeed gluten free. If you want to be safe, feel free to contact them with this link:

https://costco.egain.net/system/selfservice.controller?CONFIGURATION=1001&PARTITION_ID=1&CMD=STARTPAGE&USERTYPE=1&LANGUAGE=en&COUNTRY=us

Make sure that you have the item number on hand (Every Costco sell unit has an item number).

Keep us posted on what you find.

Thank you! I was just being very cautious since I've already reacted to a couple other brands of fruit spread and the companies have yet to email me back. I went ahead and tried this one today and so far so good, a few trips to the bathroom but that's probably just the fiber :P No gassy feeling which is usually a sure sign for me. Thanks so much for your quick reply!

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Thank you! I was just being very cautious since I've already reacted to a couple other brands of fruit spread and the companies have yet to email me back. I went ahead and tried this one today and so far so good, a few trips to the bathroom but that's probably just the fiber :P No gassy feeling which is usually a sure sign for me. Thanks so much for your quick reply!

No problem. Costco is TOPS when it comes to customer service. In the future, if you have questions, feel free to call their 800 number (1-800-774-2678) and they will answer any and all questions.

Just make sure that you look above the UPC code and provide the person with the actual item number.

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I called, and spoke the Costco customer support. They confirmed that the Kirkland Organic Strawberry Spread is Gluten-Free.

I asked if they had a list of Gluten Free products, like Trader Joe's does.

www.traderjoes.com/pdf/lists/list-no-gluten.pdf

They said no. I then submitted in a formal request for that.

If EVERYONE who is a Costco member takes the time to request that they have a printed or online list of all their Gluten Free products it may spur them to do it.

COSTCO Corporate Phone Number: 800-774-2678

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