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Benefiber "gluten Free" Made W/ Wheat!

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Seriously, what the freaking heck????

I got a free sample in the mail today of the "New, Gluten Free" Benefiber. Right on the bottle, it says Gluten Free. So I looked at the ingredient list to see what was in it, and the one and only ingredient listed is wheat dextrin. Tell me how this makes sense? I was half tempted to try it out, but thought I'd talk to you smart people first and see if I'm the only one who thinks this is nuts :rolleyes:

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Does the new ingredient, Wheat Dextrin, have any ill effects on people who experience wheat allergies or wheat intolerance?

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yeah, kinda pisses me off. misleading people like that. i'm definitely going to be writing to the company.

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Does the new ingredient, Wheat Dextrin, have any ill effects on people who experience wheat allergies or wheat intolerance?

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I can't stand the fact that a governmental body is going to decide how much poison my body can take.

Me too!!!

I feel that is preferable to roulette with any processed product.

Seriously!!!

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All I know is that Benefiber did not have any wheat product in it before Novartis

reformulated it. We have called them numerous times in the past couple of years after

the reformulation and feel that Novartis really couldn't care less. In their minds

it's Gluten free because they say so based on the # of blah blahs per PPM.

I just want the old formula back, that's all I ask for.

We recently purchased the Wal Mart brand of fiber and the manufacturer over the phone stated that it's gluten-free. It's called EZ Fiber.

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Fibure Sure is gluten free & is similiar to Benefiber. You mix it & drink & can also put it in foods.

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Strange, I have been warning everyone about the CODEX gluten-free for quite a while.

Now it's too late it seems suddenly like this is a new topic?

As I have repeatedly posted the relevant parts of the CODEX and they have been ignored I don't feel inclined to do it again.

The bottom line is the CODEX is written by the food industry (Canada and the US actually getting the majority of votes.)

It is passed by the WHO .. but written by the food industry who present faked biased studies to say that 20ppm does NO MORE HARM than people who SAY they are totally gluten-free. (SAY is bolded, these studies don't actually check)

Well, due to apathy the US has adopted the VOLUNTARY standard that forces (practically) anything labelled gluten-free to had added gluten... so welcome to the lottery.

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Strange, I have been warning everyone about the CODEX gluten-free for quite a while.

Now it's too late it seems suddenly like this is a new topic?

As I have repeatedly posted the relevant parts of the CODEX and they have been ignored I don't feel inclined to do it again.

The bottom line is the CODEX is written by the food industry (Canada and the US actually getting the majority of votes.)

It is passed by the WHO .. but written by the food industry who present faked biased studies to say that 20ppm does NO MORE HARM than people who SAY they are totally gluten-free. (SAY is bolded, these studies don't actually check)

Well, due to apathy the US has adopted the VOLUNTARY standard that forces (practically) anything labelled gluten-free to had added gluten... so welcome to the lottery.

hmmmmm

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I use Yerba Prima brand Psyllium husks. It is a powder so you can put it in any food you want to. Not saying this is better than other brands, it is just the one I picked up.at Vitamin Shoppee.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyllium

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