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Men's One A Day Vitamin Craves And Figs From Wholefoods
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Are NOT gluten-free. Even though I was sure I scoured these labels before bringing them home. I feel defeated! I have been taken the vitamins for 2 weeks. Thank goodness I checked to see the b12 contents today and noticed WHEAT written under the nutritional statement. I must have grabbed the wrong package because I was sure I picked these up and they stated "Gluten Free" 

 

Sigh!

 

And figs! One of my favorite things that I figured I didn't have to worry about. Time to hone in on reading labels even farther! 

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Whats with the figs?

Are these dried and packaged with wheat starch or something?  I grow and dry my own which is safe but also buy the dried wheels of figs from GReece and Turkey which are ok too.

 

 

 

Are NOT gluten-free. Even though I was sure I scoured these labels before bringing them home. I feel defeated! I have been taken the vitamins for 2 weeks. Thank goodness I checked to see the b12 contents today and noticed WHEAT written under the nutritional statement. I must have grabbed the wrong package because I was sure I picked these up and they stated "Gluten Free" 

 

Sigh!

 

And figs! One of my favorite things that I figured I didn't have to worry about. Time to hone in on reading labels even farther! 

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If they clearly labelled " wheat" as an ingredient.....I don't think it's the companies fault if you have been using them. You just have to get into the habit of reading ingredients.

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Oh believe me, I do. And I even mentioned that in the original post. I hope you weren't trying to be snarky :( I even researched this and found other blogs talking about how they have gluten free and wheat written on some of the labels, but the company states these are considered gluten free because the what is refined.

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Not sure what is up with the figs. Under ingredients it just lists figs and a sugar coating. Underneath on another label it says "may contain traces of wheat, peanut, etc." 

 

My assumption is that these are processed in a facility using wheat on their lines but I can't find any information online. I was going to ask during my next trip to whole foods. I bought the more expensive brand last week right next to these and they were just pure figs with no warnings or labels. My problem with the label on these figs is that it's on a different label on the bottom of the product and not really very noticeable. Ah well, live and learn and keep trying.

They were distributed by Whole Foods Market. I haven't had a problem with much else there. 

 

 

Whats with the figs?

Are these dried and packaged with wheat starch or something?  I grow and dry my own which is safe but also buy the dried wheels of figs from GReece and Turkey which are ok too.

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"May contain traces" is a disclaimer about shared facilities or equipment. It is a voluntary disclosure, so just because you don't see it don't assume anything.

 

Whole Foods have a pretty good rep here for label accuracy.

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I'll try to check it out the next time i get to a whole foods in August. They dont have one here in Kona ut I'm speaking at one in August and try to remember to check the figs. Like Peter said, so many things have this disclaimer now. Even some  M&MS. I just don't take chances. I'm not sure where you are but I bet you could grow your own fig tree, they can grow as far north as  chicago or even in pots inside and kept very low to produce about 4 figs inside. good luck

Not sure what is up with the figs. Under ingredients it just lists figs and a sugar coating. Underneath on another label it says "may contain traces of wheat, peanut, etc." 

 

My assumption is that these are processed in a facility using wheat on their lines but I can't find any information online. I was going to ask during my next trip to whole foods. I bought the more expensive brand last week right next to these and they were just pure figs with no warnings or labels. My problem with the label on these figs is that it's on a different label on the bottom of the product and not really very noticeable. Ah well, live and learn and keep trying.

They were distributed by Whole Foods Market. I haven't had a problem with much else there. 

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I just happen to have a bag of figs here so I can suggest Sun~Maid Califonias Mission Figs.  Ingredients-Dried figs with potassium sorbaste added as a preservative.

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I found a new brand a meijer. There are no warnings and the only ingredients seem to be figs. I haven't reacted yet. :) So that's a good sign. 

I'll try those though, Mommida. Thanks for the suggestion. 

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Ok guess im not alone, I ate some organic figs yesterday and felt like I had been stabbed in the gut and punched in the heart. The package lists one ingredient only...figs. It was one of those discs of figs from greece with the nice old lady on it. I thought maybe it was the high sugar or the seeds causing havoc. It was the most painfull reaction to food I have had, ever.

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googling around, I find (claims)  that some figs are dusted with (oat, or wheat) flour to keep them from sticking together, perhaps labeling laws in greece are not so strict.

 

It seems like i can can eat anything i want as long as its not something i want

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been using  dried figs form  greece, turkey, croatia and a few other places and have never had  any problem nor have I ever heard of them being dusted with anything. What appears like dust is actually the natural sugar. Nuts are another story.  Check the McD's walnuts in their salads. -- coated with wheat starch.

 

googling around, I find (claims)  that some figs are dusted with (oat, or wheat) flour to keep them from sticking together, perhaps labeling laws in greece are not so strict.

 

It seems like i can can eat anything i want as long as its not something i want

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With regard to the vitamins, I was taking the vita craves until my diagnosis.

 

Trader Joe's and Costco both sell gummie vitamins that are gluten free.

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