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  1. I purchased a Kroger rotisserie chicken for a pot-luck at work and became violently ill and ended up in ER with an anaphylatic reaction. I did not indulge in anything else that would have potentially caused this. I am not super sensitive to gluten and generally don't have major issues but this is one chicken that I do not plan to ever purchase in the future. Just my two cents.

    If you're not super sensitive then there's no way you'd have had an anaphylactic reaction, which as Peter mentions is an allergic reaction anyway.

     

    I eat Kroger baked chicken nearly every week for lunch and have never had an obvious reaction to it. And I DO have an obvious reaction (throwing up) to gluten.

     

    richard


  2. Here's another email I've received. It doesn't make complete sense to me, but...

    "I spoke with Kraft yesterday and they explained what happened with their

    Good Seasons Italian - dry packet mix. Seems like one of their major

    manufacturing facilities had wheat on the production line and it wasn't cleaned.

    That's why thousands of boxes had to be re packaged and labeled contains

    wheat.

    The head of dietary services suggested that if calls were received that

    they might be able to sway the top-brass to move to a safer facility.

    They suggested that we call 1-800-522-0501 and get a case number and lodge

    a complaint.

    Many stores still have the old formulation ...I went to several and bought

    out the stock.

    Check your local stores too."


  3. Sorry if this has already been posted, but I'm absolutely stunned. I saw a message on another board today claiming that Good Seasons Italian Dressing dry mix, which I've used since I was a kid and love, now has wheat. I went by the store and sure enough, Kraft has added soy sauce with wheat to the mix. The box of packets I bought a couple of months ago does not have soy sauce.

    Anybody who uses this product needs to be aware of the change. I also intend to contact Kraft.

    richard


  4. I don't care how many hours your husband works (40 is no big deal), he MUST take over things like shopping and making food until you get better. Because you won't get better until you eat right. And on your budget forget about Whole Foods or specialty gluten-free foods. Just eat the stuff that's naturally gluten-free.

    I was as bad off physically or worse. I couldn't make anything for myself and was too sick to go to the store. My wife, who was working at least 50 hours a week, had to almost everything for a while, including taking care of two kids.

    richard


  5. Some places are netter than others, but I work at a large university and I can't imagine trying to eat every meal in the dining halls. Even with items that are supposed to be gluten-free, not only do you have to worry about CC, but sometimes they run out of an ingredient and have to make an adjustment mid-meal. A smaller place that's willing to work with you might be better.

    richard


  6. I like lots of their things, however the gluten-free oreos and donuts make me very ill. Be warned. Stay away. No fun.

    You do know, don't you, that Kinnikinnick is pretty much as gluten free and CC free as any place like this can possibly be? At one time -- and this still might be true -- workers weren't even allowed to bring anything for lunch that wasn't gluten-free.

    richard


  7. Some might see this as heresy, but I can understand somebody not wanting to change their stuffing/dressing recipe to gluten free. IMO, it doesn't taste the same and if you have a recipe that everybody already likes, different is not necessarily good. Thanksgiving food is comfort food. Several years ago I tried making the oyster stuffing recipe I loved with gluten-free bread and YUCK! Bread has improved and my tastebuds have changed, so I might try it again.

    richard