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Lipton Onion Soup

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I know this has been discussed before, but I can't find the thread. I just noticed that Lipton Onion Soup has barley listed in the ingredients. Has it always been there and I missed it or have they changed the recipe? I have used it in the past with no reaction, but I don't know if the package I had before had barley listed.

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This is an old discussion.

The ingredients did not actually change, but Unilever expanded their disclosure level regarding gluten. They previously would disclose any gluten above 1 part per million. The soup mix calculates out to be, if I recall correctly from the discussions a year ago, about 40 parts per BILLION. You can get that much by breathing while walking past a bakery.

Some ingredients are so highly processed that it doesn't matter what plant they originate from--there is no detectable protein (gluten) left. Then consider how small a percentage of the finished product the ingredient is. And then you add water to it, diluting it further.

In my judgement, guided by more than ten years as a diagnosed person on a strict gluten-free diet, Lipton Onion Soup Mix will remain on my list of gluten-free products.

See here for the older post.

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