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"it Will Be Listed In The Ingredients"

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I'm a little frustrated and confused. Thought I had everything right, but I realize it's a process.

What I'm wondering, is what is meant by a company's statement that if their product contains gluten it will be listed in the ingredients? Gluten, itself, is NEVER listed in the ingredients, from what I've seen. It may be in a disclaimer FOLLOWING the ingredients that says: Contains/May Contain Gluten.

I never questioned this before, but Campbell's is a pretty reputable company and I was under the impression of just that: if it contained gluten, it would be listed. However, I decided to check out their gluten-free list today because I've been craving a creamy soup, and noticed that their Ready-to-Use Chicken Broth and reduced sodium Chicken Broths are not on the list, nor are they tagged as gluten-free when I found them individually on the site. What gives??? The only questionable ingredient in the broth is yeast extract, and maybe chicken stock...BUT if it isn't gluten-free I don't think this is as clearly labelled as I thought was claimed!!! Some yeast extract can be made without gluten, so I assumed if it was a gluteny yeast extract that it would say wheat yeast or something to that affect.

So I've been poisoning myself??? AGAIN??

Please let me know what gives, and if you know of any gluten-free broths that would be awesome, Thanks

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I seem to remember looking at a Campbell's chicken stock the other day, did not say gluten free, and the ingredients listed yeast extract (barley).


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My grocery store has gluten-free broth but of course sitting here in my living room I can't remember the brand. But it's in a box, not can, and it's not concentrated. Just use straight out of the box. I can't remember if it specifically says "gluten free" on it, but the ingredients were something like "chicken, water, salt". lol... So, I figured it was safe. Darn, wish I had a box right here so I could look at the brand.

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Progresso, Pacific and Kitchen Basics all have gluten-free chicken and beef broths (they're in boxes, not cans)


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It may not say "gluten" in the ingredients, but would say wheat, barley, or rye. Either in the ingredient list or in the allergen statement immediately following it.


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I buy a brand of broth at my local Jewel grocery store. It's organic and gluten-free called Pacific. I use it all the time in my recipes! It comes in chicken and beef broth.


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It may not say "gluten" in the ingredients, but would say wheat, barley, or rye. Either in the ingredient list or in the allergen statement immediately following it.

It doesn't, though!!! However, I realized yesterday that if a Campbells product is gluten-free that they now actually LABEL IT gluten-free, which is very helpful. However, Knorr has practically the same ingredients, does not provide a gluten-free list on their website, but uses the statement I mentioned about clearly labelling. But like I said, here are the ingredients:

chicken broth (water, concentrated natural chicken broth, natural chicken flavor, salt, yeast extract), sugar, natural vegetable seasonings (celery, carrot, onion), spice and vinegar. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF MILK INGREDIENTS.

compared to Campbells which I know is definitely not gluten-free, now:

chicken broth (water, chicken stock), chicken flavour, yeast extract, dextrose, salt. (and no allergen disclaimer)

So to me, the Knorr and Campbells are fairly similar ingredients, but Knorr claims it will CLEARLY list gluten ingredients. I know now to only buy Campbells products that are labelled gluten-free, but I will not trust Knorr any longer.

I guess my biggest concern is not just with chicken broth (Pacific and Kitchen Basics are both available where I live, thanks for the tips!), but my concern is:

WHAT DO COMPANIES FEEL IS "CLEARLY LISTED" GLUTEN??

I know there are several companies that make this claim, and now I'm scared to trust it. Sigh. I think that when this claim is made on a company's site, and they do not provide a gluten-free product list, then they should at least in brackets list the ingredients that they feel "clearly indicate" gluten, so that the indication will, in fact, be more clear! Maybe I just won't trust companies that don't put out a gluten-free list anymore?

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Knorr is a Unilever brand. Unilever brands will clearly label any gluten source by naming the gluten grain in the ingredients list. Look for the words "wheat," "rye," "barley" or "oats." If none of those words appear in the ingredients, the product is gluten-free.

A list of companies that have a clear gluten policy. The gluten grain will be named in the ingredient list.


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I've always made my own beef, chicken, and veg stock and broths. Now that I have celiac disease, it is even more important to me that I know what goes into things. No worries that way! :P

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Knorr is a Unilever brand. Unilever brands will clearly label any gluten source by naming the gluten grain in the ingredients list. Look for the words "wheat," "rye," "barley" or "oats." If none of those words appear in the ingredients, the product is gluten-free.

A list of companies that have a clear gluten policy. The gluten grain will be named in the ingredient list.

Yes, but this was said about Campbells, too.

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Well, believe what you want. In over ten years on the gluten-free diet, I have not had a single problem where one of the listed companies failed to follow their disclosure policy. I trust them. All of them.


Peter

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