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Gluten Free Paper Plates And Paper Products
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I know that Dixie has confirmed that their paper products contain trace amounts of gluten.

Does anyone know of SAFE paper plates? I have heard multiple people having reactions after microwaving food on paper plates.

Is styrofoam safe?

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I have never heard of a paper plate containing gluten.

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I know that Dixie has confirmed that their paper products contain trace amounts of gluten.

Does anyone know of SAFE paper plates? I have heard multiple people having reactions after microwaving food on paper plates.

Is styrofoam safe?

I hadn't heard of that. Who did you get that confirmed with?

Bea

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I have never heard of a paper plate containing gluten.

Nor have I.

Styrofoam is a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company for their brand of extruded polystyrene foam. They do not make any products which are used in the packaging or serving of food products. Can you tell that my background includes involvement with intellectual property law?

Many companies make products for food packaging or service from polystyrene foam, and it would not be appropriate to generalize that they are all gluten free, but I can't for the life of me imagine that any of them would contain gluten.

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I had never heard of such a thing; then again, I'm new to all this.

What about these? http://www.branchhome.com/index.php?main_p...products_id=181

Since they're made of 100% sugar cane fiber, I would imagine they'd be safe. Plus, they're environmentally friendly. :) I'd still check with the company, of course, but it might be a good bet. Personally, I avoid disposable anything whenever possible.

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I know that Dixie has confirmed that their paper products contain trace amounts of gluten.

Does anyone know of SAFE paper plates? I have heard multiple people having reactions after microwaving food on paper plates.

Is styrofoam safe?

To clear up some ongoing confusion, it's a good to contact the manufacturer directly. Here is Georgia-Pacific's quick response to my question regarding Dixie Paper Products. False information can be spread fear needlessly:

Thank you for contacting the Georgia-Pacific Consumer Response Center.

Georgia-Pacific places tremendous importance on the feedback we receive from our

consumers.

Georgia-Pacific Corporation tissues, towels, napkins and Dixie products do not

contain any wheat, rye, barley, oats, or any of their byproducts.

Again, thank you!

Consumer Response Center

gpcrc@gapac.com | 800-283-5547

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Ref #587064

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Dixie products do NOT contain gluten. Paper products simply are not a concern for us.

richard

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I was really shocked to hear that paper goods could contain a wheat fiber until a company reached out to me today to let me know of their "Gluten Free Paper Goods." I primarily focus on food allergies and intolerances in my practice but being that gluten is a common intolerance is something I am always researching. 

 

Check out this company: http://www.enaecogoods.com/

 

I'd love to know what you think. 

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I've found myself at your post because I've been (oddly) reacting to many products of the "made from recycled paper" or "made from molded fibers" kind!  Take-away containers, paper towels, etc.  

 

Two separate instances.... I had no container to microwave a certified gluten-free product on, so I grabbed some of the recycled paper towels at work and ta-dah! I had a plate, right?... I reacted horribly to this food I had had earlier in the day (before it had touched the paper) and been just fine.  I brushed it off as another weird random reaction.

 

Until recently, 2 separate times I've microwaved in or eaten straight from a take-away container (Chinet brand) and reacted as well.  Same as before, had consumed the food a couple hours earlier and been fine, until it was in the container.  I don't think it's that far off to say some of these products could be "unsafe" for extensive use seeing as, as far as I can research on them, they are made of "molded fibers" which are often Wheat fibers or sealed with some sort of wheat fiber.  

 

Has anyone else had negative experiences using take-away products?

I know that Dixie has confirmed that their paper products contain trace amounts of gluten.

Does anyone know of SAFE paper plates? I have heard multiple people having reactions after microwaving food on paper plates.

Is styrofoam safe?

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Hi Selmz, and Welcome to the Forum.

 

First, just so you know, this thread is almost 5 years old.  And second, I have NEVER heard of someone getting glutened by a paper plate or paper towel.  I would consider cc before you blame paper products.  You said it happened with take-away products (possible contamination) and microwave at work (possible contamination).  This has all the makings of an Celiac Myth which we will not let happen here.  If you would like to start a new Topic to discuss this, you are very Welcome to do so but please provide reputable research to back up the claim you wish to make it.

 

Good luck to you.

 

Colleen

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gluten-free lover, thanks for that. So many wild ideas  turn into "truths" and screw up people just starting this life. When I started(due to Celiac diagnosis by biopsy six years ago) I was terrified by news that I could never drink alcohol, all vinegar was poison, most "natural ingredients" were poison.... you see where this is going. We really need to quash the incorrect information as much as we need to give out the :real stuff".

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Hi Selmz, and Welcome to the Forum.

 

First, just so you know, this thread is almost 5 years old.  And second, I have NEVER heard of someone getting glutened by a paper plate or paper towel.  I would consider cc before you blame paper products.  You said it happened with take-away products (possible contamination) and microwave at work (possible contamination).  This has all the makings of an Celiac Myth which we will not let happen here.  If you would like to start a new Topic to discuss this, you are very Welcome to do so but please provide reputable research to back up the claim you wish to make it.

 

Good luck to you.

 

Colleen

First, I'm sorry.  I thought the purpose of these threads was to ask questions and through such questions become further informed, so I asked a question, "Has anyone else experienced...?"  If the answer to that is no, then let that be.  If posting on an older thread was not acceptable, I would expect the thread to be closed.

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First, I'm sorry. I thought the purpose of these threads was to ask questions and through such questions become further informed, so I asked a question, "Has anyone else experienced...?" If the answer to that is no, then let that be. If posting on an older thread was not acceptable, I would expect the thread to be closed.

If you want to post on a very old thread....that's ok. We just want to warn people that the original info may be out of date. This is especially true for product info as ingredients and manufacturing practices change over the years. Also, some people expect the original posters to respond and many times, they have not been on the forum for several years.

If you read the entire thread, you have seen that the original post was.... I really don't know how to say it nicely... Appears to be untrue. One can only speculate why they posted that.

For myself, never had a gluten issue with paper products. However, not all paper products are meant to be microwaved.

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