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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/07/2018

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  1. I am not aware of any med, whether OTC or by prescription, that contains gluten.

    Rice is inherently gluten-free. No worries.
  3. Soy is not gluten, but many of us with celiac disease are also intolerant to soy. Most soy sauce has more wheat than soy--read labels carefully. If you are in Canada, VH Soy Sauce is gluten-free. The brand is owned by ConAgra, but is only sold in Canada. VH makes many sauces; most if not all are gluten-free.
  4. Glutened?

    Maybe they were thickened with flour--a way to extend them at low cost. Hard to know at a restaurant, especially a local independent. Cross contamination from other dishes prepared in the same kitchen is also a possibility.
  5. Glutened?

    The beans might be a gluten source, but my sense is that it is unlikely. I have read the ingredients on many brands of canned baked beans without finding a gluten source. FWIW
  6. "Plus, a known gluten containing ingredient Soy is clearly labeled on package." Wrong. Soy is not a source of gluten, although some have an intolerance to it. Gluten comes from only three grains: wheat, rye and barley.
  7. L-glutamine is an amino acid. It is not gluten. As to the shared facility question, opinions vary, but I don't worry about it (the disclosure is voluntary). It just means somewhere in the factory.
  8. Make up

    To the best of my knowledge, none of those contain gluten.
  9. Bananas are naturally gluten-free. Fruits do not contain gluten, nor do vegetables. Gluten is found in grain, and you won't likely find that in the produce department. Enjoy, and welcome aboard.
  10. Gatorade is safe. The statement from the supplier really means, "we don't test and can not take legal responsibility if an ingredient is contaminated." Standard CYA stuff.
  11. I can think of far more important things to discuss on this board than how to spell the name of the disease. I also note that those taking part in the discussion seem to overlook that the US and the UK are not the only variations on the English language. In Canada we use a hybrid of US and UK spelling, with both forms generally being accepted. Humour me on this, because in my neighbourhood it is not the center of our existence. License me some linguistic freedom. Other spelling conventions exist in other counties where "English" is spoken.
  12. Refried Beans

    No news here. Every mainstream manufacturer will give the same legal disclaimer that they "cannot guarantee" anything. This is a legal defence, and does not in any way mean "contains gluten" or that it is unsafe for people with celiac disease. ETA: Since January 1, 2006, foods packaged for sale in the US that contain wheat must, by federal law (Google FALCPA) have the exact word "wheat" in either the ingredients list or in a "contains" statement. It matters not where they come from--it matters where they will be sold.
  13. This is a very old topic. None of the original participants are still active here.
  14. There is no standard for gluten content, and no testing is required. It can be stored with gluten-containing foods in the same warehouse, in the same section of the store, etc. If there is known direct contact, then the label is misleading--that is not permitted in Canada or the US.
  15. is topic is seven years old, and information may be out of date.