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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

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  1. Note, this topic is more than ten years old--I would not rely on information in it.
  2. This topic, which was revived today, is more that ten years old. Most of the original participants have not visited the board in many years. FYI
  3. Velveeta

    It's a Kraft product. If gluten is present, it ill be declared by naming the source grain. If you don't see wheat, barley, rye or oats mentioned, then the product does not contain gluten.
  4. And the best way to keep safe is to avoid incorrect information. In the US and Canada, vinegar is gluten-free with the sole exception of malt vinegar, which will be listed as exactly that, "malt vinegar." Plain "vinegar" is apple cider vinegar, which may or may not be distilled. There are many things that can be listed as "spices," but NONE of them are grains. "Spices" can not be used to hide gluten.
  5. "Can not guarantee" is a legal disclaimer, widely used when the manufacturer does not test the ingredients that they purchase from suppliers, and need to distance themselves from legal liability for an error not their own. I expect it and don't consider it a concern. My view, FWIW.
  6. This is an old topic, but as stated before, Kraft will cleanly label any gluten source. As noted, the single word ingredient "Vinegar" must be apple cider vinegar, which may be distilled (white) or not.
  7. This is the second time recently that the question of whey has come up. Where is this misinformation coming from? Casein intolerance is common among those with celiac disease, especially those in recovery, but whey is gluten free.
  8. News to me. I just rechecked the ingredients on the Lipton/Knorr web site, and only found a "may contain." That is the Canadian site, the US could be different. Soy sauce was not listed as an ingredient. Honestly, I can't imagine why anyone would want to ruin the taste of onion soup my adding soy sauce.
  9. Maxwell House Coffee

    Just be aware, this topic is four years old, and information may be out of date.
  10. I used to get migraines. Someone mentioned them as a symptom of celiac disease, and I realized that I had not had one since going gluten-free. Seventeen years and counting...
  11. Please help!

    Well, it is not something routinely tested for. But if there is a record of a test that strongly positive, it should have been diagnosed (and Crohns might not have been correct as a diagnosis). You said he was in the military. Was that at the time of the "Crohns" diagnosis? Celiac disease is an exclusion to joining the military in the US. If you are already in, you might be allowed to stay, depending on your occupational speciality (rating). If you were combat, you will get a medical discharge. Crohns is not a medical issue to the DoD. Just saying...
  12. B12 deficiency is one symptom of celiac disease, but B12 supplements will not affect the testing.
  13. Soy sauce

    Yes, if there was wheat it would be disclosed. Hydrolyzed protein is not a concern, unless it is wheat protein.
  14. Soy sauce

    Most, but not all, soy sauces contain wheat. As a top allergen, the wheat must be labelled by that exact word--wheat. The list in parentheses after the "soy sauce" is the ingredients in that particular ingredient. No gluten there. Enjoy it! It is safe.
  15. Kraft has a policy, world-wide, that it will clearly disclose any source of gluten on the label. If you don't see one of the gluten grains named in the ingredients, then the product is gluten-free.