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This was my second small bag of doritos I purchased this week. Just got a craving for them for some reason but didnt want to buy a large bag. Freaked out when I saw wheat flour listed but there isnt any in the large bags.

whats going on with that? No wonder have been in a fog, anxious, going to the bathroom more frequently.... argghhh.. this sucks!!!

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Maybe you got some older bags that were on the shelf for a while? Also buy the big bags! You can never have enough Doritos.

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Nacho flavored Doritos are NOT gluten-free!

Here is a list of their snacks that are:

http://www.fritolay.com/your-health/us-products-not-containing-gluten-ingredients.html

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I believe the latest was that they were changing them to make them gluten free, but I cannot remember were I saw this.

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I believe the latest was that they were changing them to make them gluten free, but I cannot remember were I saw this.

I saw that too . . . I've got a good guess that you saw it on this forum.

The frito lay list shows that the reduced fat nacho cheese does not conatain gluten ingredients. I'm guessing the regular ones are not far behind.

I have not contacted the company, but their disclaimer on the website says to follow the packaging label. I would guess that they are using up old stock of packaging. I bought a variety box of frito lay products from Costco. The outside of the box does not show wheat in the ingredient list. The individual sized packaging on the inside of the box shows wheat listed.

I guess there is a possibility that the doritos are made at two different locations (as a country, I'm sure we put away a lot of doritos ;) ) and maybe one location is using up stocked ingredients. I believe it's a matter of time, whether they are using up packaging or ingredients that they will no longer be listing wheat . . . but until that time, my daughter will settle for the coor ranch version.

You can always call the company if you want the real story and not my guesses:

From Frito-Lay's website: If you need assistance, please contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations toll-free at 1-800-352-4477 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.

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Don't eat Doritos, but I do know that my Blue Bunny All Natural vanilla ice cream in the half gallon is a different recipe than the pint size. The half gallon contains: milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. In the pint size the ingredients are the same but they also put in carob bean gum. The pints TASTE the same, but the texture is different - more velvety. As carob bean gum doesn't bother me it's not a problem. I like the pints better because of the texture but ususally buy the half gallons because the price is better.

So using that experience, I would check the label when I buy a different size of anything. Heck, we should ALL read the label on every item we buy EVERY time. We all know how companies change their recipes frequently depending on price and availability of the ingredients.

It's so easy to foreget that. I am guilty of buying without reading too, and the ice cream is the only processed food I eat. I need to write it on my hand each time I go shopping!

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I know people who have worked for Frito Lay/Pepsico. They have plants all over the country making drinks and chips (not in the same factory). Its possible they are still selling older chips or every factory hasn't converted to the new recipe (if there is one). Probably can't use the older bags on new chips because ingredients have to be accurate. I think there is some exception on the multipack of packages. The correct ingredients must be on the individual serving pack.

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Frito Lay's Website sites two types of products:

Gluten-Free Products and

Products Not Containing Gluten Ingredients - these are made on equipment that also make products containing gluten.

Your options could be limited depending on your sensitivity to items made on shared equipment.

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The correct ingredients must be on the individual serving pack.

Would that hold true if they were eliminating an ingedient? I can see (potential) exceptions if something listed an ingredient (like wheat) but it wasn't actually in there. I have no idea . . . just wondering. I absolutely do not suggest that anybody try something because they think the packaging isn't up to date yet.

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I can't show you the exact law, but I remember there is often even a disclaimer on the outer box to check the inside packets for exact ingredients. Something I have seen at Costco or Sams large boxes. Probably because the little packets can be sold individually so you would need correct info at the point of sale and eating.

I think it would still be illegal to list ingredients and not actually have one in the product. I suppose this would really be an issue with an expensive ingredient being listed, you pay a premium and its not actually in it. Like a nut mix saying peanuts and cashews with no cashews.

Also, are they subbing corn meal or potato starch for the wheat? That could be a labelling issue.

Lke you said, if it lists wheat in either place, I wouldn't chance it.

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I can't show you the exact law, but I remember there is often even a disclaimer on the outer box to check the inside packets for exact ingredients. Something I have seen at Costco or Sams large boxes. Probably because the little packets can be sold individually so you would need correct info at the point of sale and eating.

I think it would still be illegal to list ingredients and not actually have one in the product. I suppose this would really be an issue with an expensive ingredient being listed, you pay a premium and its not actually in it. Like a nut mix saying peanuts and cashews with no cashews.

Also, are they subbing corn meal or potato starch for the wheat? That could be a labelling issue.

Lke you said, if it lists wheat in either place, I wouldn't chance it.

I have stayed away from them since my dx 2 years ago, but I remember reading somewhere (perhaps this site?) that they were ok. There is nothing in the ingredients list on the large bags to indicate

any gluten ingredients, though I was not aware that they were produced on lines that share gluten. THAT would def be a no-no and if it had said that on the package I would have put it right back on the shelf.... glad for all the info, thanks....

I just spoke with a rep and she said that since November 2011 all their products no longer have wheat flour in them. She also said that all of their lines are run with allergens in mind and that all of the lines are sanitized between runs.

but unless they are saying "gluten free" on the package then they are not adhering to 20 ppm, I assume? then it wouldn't be safe for us?

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I have stayed away from them since my dx 2 years ago, but I remember reading somewhere (perhaps this site?) that they were ok. There is nothing in the ingredients list on the large bags to indicate

any gluten ingredients, though I was not aware that they were produced on lines that share gluten. THAT would def be a no-no and if it had said that on the package I would have put it right back on the shelf.... glad for all the info, thanks....

I just spoke with a rep and she said that since November 2011 all their products no longer have wheat flour in them. She also said that all of their lines are run with allergens in mind and that all of the lines are sanitized between runs.

but unless they are saying "gluten free" on the package then they are not adhering to 20 ppm, I assume? then it wouldn't be safe for us?

They are saying that these are the ones we test and will label gluten-free. Then they say this other list has no gluten ingredients but we do not test them and they may be made on the machinery with the Sun Chips or other wheat based chips. That does not mean they wouldn't pass the test, they just are not tested.

The nacho cheese ones with wheat as ingredient may be some of the older ones from when they used wheat.

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They are saying that these are the ones we test and will label gluten-free. Then they say this other list has no gluten ingredients but we do not test them and they may be made on the machinery with the Sun Chips or other wheat based chips. That does not mean they wouldn't pass the test, they just are not tested.

The nacho cheese ones with wheat as ingredient may be some of the older ones from when they used wheat.

This was in the email I received. It sounds like the bag listed wheat but was not actually made with it? Why would the company allow product to be placed into old packages if in fact there was no wheat in there?:

'Thank you for writing to us. The wheat flour was removed from Doritos Nacho Cheese earlier this year. There is still older packaging being used that list wheat flour as an ingredient, even though it has been removed and the product is safe individuals who need to avoid gluten. The product is the same in all size bags.'

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Sometimes product changes take a long time to get everything on the same page. That's why reading labels is so important. perhaps until they're 100% certain that the gluten is completely out ALL plants that make the item, they felt it best to continue to keep people safe by having wheat still listed. There's always room for mistake and error, better to be cautious then remove it and make a ton of people sick.

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