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My interests include railroads, models of railroads, photography, pets and other animals, large scale computers. I work in IT with mainframes. We volunteer with several animal rescue transport groups.

I  am quite familiar with the food labelling requirements in both Canada and the United States.

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  1. Immodium does not contain gluten, and many of us keep it handy.
  2. Jalapeno is a strong spice and may indeed cause stomach upset. It is gluten-free.
  3. I looked it up: Ingredients: Cured With Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphates, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Nitrite. Plenty of sodium, but no gluten there.
  4. "Best before" means what is says. After that date, the product may fade in flavour or other sensory matters. It certainly does not mean unsafe to eat. But use common sense. Dry goods like buckwheat or rice have a very long shelf life. Pay more attention to meat and dairy products, some of which may...
  5. I have been gluten-free for twenty years. While is it theoretically possible for a prescription drug to contain gluten, I have yet to see a verified case. Gluten is a coagulant, so you will NEVER see it in an injected solution. Pills need a binder, but (at least in North America) corn is much cheaper...
  6. Oats are a problem for some people with celiac disease. Commercial oats are often contaminated with wheat, so be careful. I am able to eat pure oats without a problem. Pure oats from safe sources will be identified as such, but various regulations may forbid them from claiming to be "gluten-free...
  7. That point has been debated here since 2006. The fries themselves do not contain wheat. A wheat derivative is used in the flavoring that is then added to the oil in which they are partially fried at the factory. There was no detectable gluten in the finished product. But it is moot now.
  8. I have learned that McDonald's in the US began serving "Donut Sticks" earlier this year. Sadly, they are fried in the same oil as the potatoes, so the potato products are no longer safe at US locations. As far as I am able to determine, in Canada the potatoes are still gluten-free. Angry.
  9. Check out the sodium content, before deciding that this is a "healthy" food choice.
  10. It has been a long time since this topic was active, but there may be a silly resurrection in the wind.
  11. I am not aware of any med, whether OTC or by prescription, that contains gluten.