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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Meijer Organics? Gluten Free?
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Recently I have began eating Organic along with my Gluten-free Casein-free diet. I have found that MSG, food dyes, and preservatives make me sick. My husband and I often buy the Meijer Organic brand of almost everything. It is cheaper and more convenient. However, how do I make sure each product is Gluten Free? I know Meijer has a master list, but I have not found the Organics products on it, and I am skeptical about how accurate it could really be since I have found many things on the list to be incorrect. So, I know that "organic" does not equal "gluten free" but can you just go by the ingredients if something is labeled USDA organic? (I mean if it says, organic tomatoes, water, sea salt, can I assume it is gluten-free?) I am confused! Help!

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So, I know that "organic" does not equal "gluten free" but can you just go by the ingredients if something is labeled USDA organic? (I mean if it says, organic tomatoes, water, sea salt, can I assume it is gluten-free?) I am confused! Help!

If I buy an "organic" product with a simple ingredient list like that, then yes, I assume it's gluten-free. I make that assumption because the ingredients are very straightforward and I don't see where they could possibly hide the gluten.

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If I buy an "organic" product with a simple ingredient list like that, then yes, I assume it's gluten-free. I make that assumption because the ingredients are very straightforward and I don't see where they could possibly hide the gluten.

What about possible cross contamination? Or ingredients such as vingar, alchol, sugar, and salt in which processing could contaminate the ingredient. ;)

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What about possible cross contamination? Or ingredients such as vingar, alchol, sugar, and salt in which processing could contaminate the ingredient. ;)

Whenever a product says just "vinegar" (in the US) it must be apple cider vinegar, which is safe for celiacs. All distilled vinegar is considered safe. I've never worried about vinegar, unless it's some sort of malt or flavored vinegar.

I've never heard of worrying about sugar or salt. :unsure:

Distilled alcohol is safe.

CC in terms of the product as a whole would be another issue I guess, and I don't know about that particular company, but if I saw the product in a store and read an ingredient list that said "organic tomatoes, water, sea salt" I would buy it and eat it. It appears very safe.

Sorry that doesn't really answer your question specifically about that brand, and even though this can be confusing at times, it's a little less confusing than it seems, especially when you stick to more natural and organic brands. One of the many benefits of doing so involves not having to decode labels designed to trick you. :)

Now after I typed all that I hope nobody shows up and says Meijer has a history of serious cc issues! :P

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Whenever a product says just "vinegar" (in the US) it must be apple cider vinegar, which is safe for celiacs. All distilled vinegar is considered safe. I've never worried about vinegar, unless it's some sort of malt or flavored vinegar.

I've never heard of worrying about sugar or salt. :unsure:

Distilled alcohol is safe.

CC in terms of the product as a whole would be another issue I guess, and I don't know about that particular company, but if I saw the product in a store and read an ingredient list that said "organic tomatoes, water, sea salt" I would buy it and eat it. It appears very safe.

Sorry that doesn't really answer your question specifically about that brand, and even though this can be confusing at times, it's a little less confusing than it seems, especially when you stick to more natural and organic brands. One of the many benefits of doing so involves not having to decode labels designed to trick you. :)

Now after I typed all that I hope nobody shows up and says Meijer has a history of serious cc issues! :P

Thanks for your help! I just would like to hear from someone who is familiar with the company or has contact info, ya know? Because most of our food is that brand now, so I want to be sure!! Thanks for the advice :)

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