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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Ice Cream

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing your experience. I had Cherry Garcia many times before as well without sensations, so I am not sure what happened this time, but this recent experience makes me scared of trying it again...
  2. Ice Cream

    I am suspicious of Cherry Garcia myself, seems to be the only possible source of gluten for me prior to getting a reaction (still recovering). I wrote to Ben and Jerry's to see if there is a possibility of cross-contamination with this flavor or if the natural flavor might contain gluten, but was also curious if others might have had a similar experience.
  3. Trader Joe's

    I wish I read this post before. I ate Trader Joe's Organic Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup on two occasions in the past two weeks. The first time was at a friend's house, so there were other possibilities for contamination (although we were doing our best to minimize those), the second time at home (this was a different box). Both times I had obvious signs of being glutened (I am still recovering). I connected the dots only after the last time I had the soup. The frustrating part is that the packaging states that No Gluten ingredients were used, but nothing about what type of facility or equipment it was manufactured at/on - until now I thought that this meant that the facility does not process items that contain gluten. I will have to rethink which items from TJ's besides Udi gluten-free bread and fresh fruits and vegetables are safe... I personally find it very hard to navigate the various approaches that different companies take to label their products. As many others, I used to think that if TJ's product was labeled with G, meaning no gluten ingredients were used, that the product was safe. Then, I realized that this was not the case and that some products are labeled with additional information about whether they're produced on equipment that also processes wheat and other ingredients that contain gluten - however, some products (e.g., Trader Joe's Organic Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup) do not have this information, making things very unclear (do they lack this information because allergens are not used at the given facility or because this information is provided voluntary?). And then at times you can find a statement of this nature: "we follow Good Manufacturing Practices to segregate ingredients on shared equipment and/or in the facility," which further makes one think that the product should be relatively safe... However, it seems to me that folks who are really sensitive need to doubt everything that is displayed on TJ's product packaging (perhaps with the exception of when the package states that the product is gluten free -- supposidly used only when no gluten at all is used at the facility). Try explaining this to friends and family members who go the extra mile to provide you with gluten-free options while you are visiting and get especially excited when they see a big G label on TJ's products...
  4. Poland Gluten-Free

    Oops! I added "SERDECZNIE" and meant to remove "BARDZO" from the following sentence: "SERDECZNIE DZIĘKUJĘ BARDZO ZA POMOC!" You can either leave "SERDECZNIE DZIĘKUJĘ ZA POMOC!" or "DZIĘKUJĘ BARDZO ZA POMOC!"
  5. Poland Gluten-Free

    Did you already go to Poland. I have not traveled to Poland much after I went gluten-free, but I have to worn you that eating out in Poland might be a bit challenging given that wheat and dairy products are a very common ingredient in Polish kitchen, starting from soups ending on desserts. Most salads should be safe, but you still need to make sure. Potatoes and rice should be fine, but you need to make sure that butter is not used (I am assuming that you cannot have butter). You might need to alter previously suggested text due to your dairy-free restriction, I put the items you want to remove in "[ ]" and ADDITIONS IN CAPS. This is the edited text from http://www.celiakia.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120&Itemid=105, : "Jestem na diecie bezglutenowej i bezmlecznej. Nie mogę spożywać produkt