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Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages
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Here is an older thread on the subject:
I'm having trouble finding FDA labeling requirements. It is considered GRAS (generally recognized as safe). The GRAS document I looked at gives examples of use in yogurt, tofu, and various baked goods. It might be considered a type of processing aid in which case it might not be required to be on the label. In the yogurt example it was heated to inactivate it so its function was not in the finished product, but heat might not destroy its immunologic potential.
whenever i am glutened, i am cranky and mean. try not to take it too personally, mom.
i can say this from a mom's point of view, having had to deal with my 19 yo son when he got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes - when he is low, he is a crab and a half. of course, he is least likely to listen to advice when he is feeling like that. it was awful to have to be patient with my growling, nasty offspring but eventually he realized that i wasn't lying to him and he actually felt so much better when he took care of himself. he is 30, now, and eats carefully and gets plenty of exercise (so, take heart, eventually she'll figure it out for herself!)
what you want her to understand is that she can break the cycle of gluten making her miserable. give her the power (because, honestly, she's the only one who can control EVERYTHING she eats - you can supervise all you want but it only takes that one cookie when you're not looking ) i like the idea of making your home gluten-free, but i don't know if it's from a common sense stance or a more personal one (ie: gluten is poison for me) haha, but eventually she'll get hungry and find a favorite gluten-free food(s) because she won't have a choice to eat gluten. does that make sense? lolz - good luck - raised 4 myself and grandson is a teenager. i still waste my breath telling him he needs to take a jacket...............
If used in "formed meat" in the US it is supposed to be listed as an ingredient. Here is information from the USDA. I will see if I can find something from the FDA about its use in other foods.