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Is this suppose to be gluten free? I've been trying to figure out WTH might have glutened me this past week. I did a lot of laundry...recently i noticed that the arm & hammer bottle was near empty..next day it was full..so I posed the question to my husband "I didn't know your mother went out how did it get refilled? is that really arm & hammer in that bottle?" turns out she notifies him now today it is in fact WISK. I am so mad right now. Even if Wisk doesn't have gluten she REALLY should have told us that. I was after telling her i CHECKED on the arm & hammer and SHE DIDN'T CORRECT ME.

Then begs the question....even if we buy our own detergent...can we even share the same machine if she uses a detergent with gluten possibly???

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I don't use Wisk brand, but to be honest I can't be sure why any laundry detergent would have gluten. (Then again I can't figure out why it's in tomato soup either so... it's all sorts of places it shouldn't be.) I wouldn't want it all up in my clothes and crap, that's for sure. I share a washer with my MIL, the only thing I won't do is wash my dish towels and cloths without washing something else of mine first. I pretty much think I'm being paranoid, but then again is there such a thing as too careful for us?

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I recently had an unknown exposure to gluten & discovered it was indeed coming from my laundry!

I had been experiencing afternoon headaches daily and my son (gluten free also) had developed a skin rash on his trunk & one leg. After ruling out food I set out trying to figure out what was going on. I called Costco inquiring about their laundry detergent & dryer sheets (kirkland signature brand). I was told that the only kirkland sig. detergents that are gluten free are the "enviromentally safe" line. So this whole time I have been glutenating myself & my son! I cleaned out my washer & dryer and ran 2 empty loads in my washer with new soap. I re-washed every atricle of clothing for my son & myself...headaches are gone & the rash is gone too.

I am so angry that gluten is hidden every where, its not just food we have to worry about but every aspect of our lives. I think this has caused me to be even more paranoid then before.

FYI all METHOD brand cleaners and detergents are gluten free and says this on their website. I need to find a colorsafe bleach I can trust though

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When i visited back home in canada i was terrified to find out that when I called about their bacon etc they said they don't actually HAVE their own brand...they get other brands and then package it in the kirkland packaging..which i found utterly weird and I can't figure out why they would do that? You would think companies would be mad about this but it would also mean that their line is not consistent. I assume this is all true I was told this by a CSR.

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When you buy a store's private label product, you are not buying something they make themselves (there are a few rare exceptions). You are buying something made and packaged by a third-party. The contracts are competitive, and companies change suppliers from time to time, for various reasons.

Even when something has a well-known brand name on it, it may be produced by a third party.

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Krista, they don't take the bacon out of the Hormel package and put into a Kirkland or Kroger package. The company that makes bacon for Hormel (as an example) makes the bacon and puts it into a Kirkland or Kroger or Hormel packaging. That is why, many times, the cheaper store brand seems as good as the more expensive name brand. They are made in the same factory, exactly the same.

My son went to a margarine factory. Greasy place! He said they look at the orders and make batches and just change the papers they are wrapped in and the boxes they go in. The different type of paper wrapping from one brand to another was causing some difficulty with then paper jamming. That was the engineering dilemma they were looking at for school.

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