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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Are most brands of powdered sugar safe? and what about baking powder and baking soda?? Most of the ones I see dont have any suspect ingredients or warnings about the factories so I figure they are safe? I havent actually baked anything gluten-free yet. I asume to stick to pure vanilla extract also, over the imitation brown stuff?

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I've seen quite a few brands of powdered sugar that say gluten-free on the bag. The one thing about powdered sugar is that it is cut with cornstarch and a lot of people with corn issues can't handle it. Nielsen-Massey and McCormick pure vanilla is gluten-free. I contacted McCormick about their imitation butter flavor and it is also gluten-free and I think they told me all of their imitation flavorings were but you might want to call or email to verify.

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thans. yeah, I heard that alll McCormick products are gluten-free, unless labeled otherwise....

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There was a warning here a while back about some powdered sugar containing gluten. I think it was the Walmart brand or perhaps just a brand that they carry. Can't say for sure since our Walmart doesn't have a grocery.

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A year or so ago I went to buy powdered sugar at Wal-Mart and their Great Value brand had wheat starch in it. Most brands use corn starch. Just make sure to check the label on whichever powdered sugar you buy.

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I buy Rumford baking powder or Clabber Girl. They state gluten free on the container.

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Because corn is becoming a fuel, the price has gone up, so many companies have gone back to using wheat starch. Even brands we have trusted for a while now are now showing up with wheat starch. Always read the labels, even your old favorites.

My sister is a dietician and the powdered sugar she had been buying from Gordon's Food Service, had been gluten free for some time, it now contains wheat starch!

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Because corn is becoming a fuel, the price has gone up, so many companies have gone back to using wheat starch. Even brands we have trusted for a while now are now showing up with wheat starch. Always read the labels, even your old favorites.

My sister is a dietician and the powdered sugar she had been buying from Gordon's Food Service, had been gluten free for some time, it now contains wheat starch!

ugh!!! so annoying!!

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In addition to the corn in cornstarch, cornstarch is usually, unless it says otherwise, chemically processed with sulfites. People like me with sulfite allergies need to avoid cornstarch.

I've seen quite a few brands of powdered sugar that say gluten-free on the bag. The one thing about powdered sugar is that it is cut with cornstarch and a lot of people with corn issues can't handle it. Nielsen-Massey and McCormick pure vanilla is gluten-free. I contacted McCormick about their imitation butter flavor and it is also gluten-free and I think they told me all of their imitation flavorings were but you might want to call or email to verify.
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I buy Rogers Icing sugar in Canada and the sugar produced by Lantic Inc/Rogers uses a small amount of cornstarch. B)

Good to know that the GV icing sugar at WalMart uses wheat starch... <_<

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