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Possible Glutening By Lay's Chips?

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I have been gluten free almost 2 years now, and it seems as though I am still learning. So frustrated!! This whole time I have been eating the "gluten free" Lay's chips (many different flavors) as they claim to be one of the brands to label wheat on their packaging. Don't think I have had a problem with them in the past...but maybe when I couldn't figure out the hidden glutenings in the past since I thought they were safe. We had a cookout at our house, and I know for a fact everything else I ate was gluten free, as everything served was gluten free. Unfortunately the next day (and most of today) I had the D, headache, sleepy/scatter brained feeling, etc.

Anyone ever had a problem with any Lay's chips?

Also, here's my much needed venting moment....

I ate the Creamy Mediterranean Herb, and checked it out on their website and it says "does not contain gluten ingredients"....but are manufactured on the same line as wheat containing products so cannot be labeled "gluten-free". Anyone else sick of this crap?? Why don't they have to put THAT on the package?? Life would be so easier if they would just disclose it being made on the same line. Instead, I have to obsessively look everything up on my Smartphone (Thanks GOODNESS I have it!) and even that sometimes only gives limited info. I feel like I have to stick to things labeled gluten free, or are obviously gluten free like untouched fruits and veggies.

Having a bad month...been cross contaminated 3 times. I am starting to think gluten is hiding in everything I eat, and am becoming afraid to eat anything. I love food and have had a lot of luck so far...but for some reason seem to be getting too comfortable maybe for my own good.

Thanks for reading/listening!! I need to vent sometimes since ya'll understand! I am sure my boyfriend is tired of hearing it...though he would never tell me ;)

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The only Lay's chips I can eat are the stax. I believe they are run on dedicated lines. I can't eat the other ones anymore.

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The only Lay's chips I can eat are the stax. I believe they are run on dedicated lines. I can't eat the other ones anymore.

Too bad, the other one's are so delicious. Haven't tried STAX, but I will!

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Concur with above. You may be able to occasionally get away with a clean batch of Lays but it is a risk so I don't eat them as I've been glutened by them also. Only Stax from Lays is safe. I also eat a brand called Michael Seasons. Never been glutened by them.

Michelle

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Concur with above. You may be able to occasionally get away with a clean batch of Lays but it is a risk so I don't eat them as I've been glutened by them also. Only Stax from Lays is safe. I also eat a brand called Michael Seasons. Never been glutened by them.

Michelle

thank you!! Glad I'm not the only one.

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i've been glutenized by Lay's a couple of times so I have been trying to stay away from them :)

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I have never had a problem with Lays. Maybe I am just lucky.

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I have been fine every time for almost 2 years...but now I am afraid to eat them! It's like playing roulette with my gut. Not a game I like to play.

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I eat Lay's 2 or 3 times a week, and have NEVER had an issue with them. The regular Lay's potato chips and the wavy potato chips say right on the bag that they are gluten free, as well as on their website. It doesn't say those chips you had are gluten free, just don't contain gluten ingredients, so cross-contamination is obviously an issue, so you're kind of rolling the dice by eating them.

Copied from their website:

U.S. Gluten Free Products

Some people suffer from an intolerance to foods containing gluten, which is a type of protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Frito-Lay has validated through analytical testing that the following products contain less than 20 ppm of gluten.

Please note: The information provided pertains only to products made and distributed in the U.S. Products sold in other countries under similar brands may be made using slightly different recipes and ingredients to accommodate local needs and preferences.

Last updated August 2, 2011

BAKED! LAY'S

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I'm searching for what others' experiences are with Lays regular, Wavy and Ruffles potato chips. I've been sick lately and never suspected the Lays being cross contaminated because I ate them for 15 months with no trouble. Still not 100% sure of the culprit but it helps to feel like I'm making progress.

I know I can't eat the Stax because of the soy, so I guess potato chips are history.

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I'm searching for what others' experiences are with Lays regular, Wavy and Ruffles potato chips. I've been sick lately and never suspected the Lays being cross contaminated because I ate them for 15 months with no trouble. Still not 100% sure of the culprit but it helps to feel like I'm making progress.

I know I can't eat the Stax because of the soy, so I guess potato chips are history.

If you can find them in your area, Kettle Brand chips are YUMMY, and they are both gluten and corn free. Michael's Seasonings are good too. And I have discovered that my old favorite, Cape Cod, are also gluten and corn free.

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If you can find them in your area, Kettle Brand chips are YUMMY, and they are both gluten and corn free. Michael's Seasonings are good too. And I have discovered that my old favorite, Cape Cod, are also gluten and corn free.

Lays are supposed to be gluten free too but now I am reading about their manufacture on shared lines. I was eating them quite frequently for awhile and maybe the slight cc was getting to me.

Oh well, I guess I'll just learn to make my own when I feel like I really want them!

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Be careful, as the Lays Barbeque and Flamin' Hot flavors do contain barley malt. They are technically wheat-free, so that doesn't stand out as one of the 8 allergy items listed at the bottom.

They do say that they clean their lines between batches, yada yada. I've never had a problem with Lays, myself.

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Lays are supposed to be gluten free too but now I am reading about their manufacture on shared lines. I was eating them quite frequently for awhile and maybe the slight cc was getting to me.

Oh well, I guess I'll just learn to make my own when I feel like I really want them!

OK, here's the lowdown on Kettle Brand - no gluten, and no cross contamination worries, as their chips are made in seperate facilities from any gluten containing products they sell.

So, see if you can find them, and ENJOY! :)

http://www.kettlebrand.com/our_products/faqs/

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OK, here's the lowdown on Kettle Brand - no gluten, and no cross contamination worries, as their chips are made in seperate facilities from any gluten containing products they sell.

So, see if you can find them, and ENJOY! :)

http://www.kettlebrand.com/our_products/faqs/

Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!!!!

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I have never had an issue with Lays - but I only have the plain kind. I live in Canada (not sure if that makes a difference?)

I have also never had any trouble with the Kettle brand chips - they are quite yummy. I was so happy to find that brand and realize that I could have flavoured chips again.

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I have never had an issue with Lays - but I only have the plain kind. I live in Canada (not sure if that makes a difference?)

I have also never had any trouble with the Kettle brand chips - they are quite yummy. I was so happy to find that brand and realize that I could have flavoured chips again.

Im in canada too. I found this at the lays canadian section of the site. Updated October 17, 2011.

BAKED CHEETOS

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