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Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Importance of Reading Labels


Since I have been gluten free, I have learned to read labels quite well. :) I have also learned that the absence of something from a label does not mean it isn't contaminated with that ingredient.

I was pleasantly surprised for a while, that Walmart's Great Value brands had many gluten free choices. I always checked the label anyway, and BOY AM I GLAD I DID!

One of the regular Items I had purchased, "pizza sauce" was labeled gluten free before, but not anymore. Now it says it is processed in a plant that also processes wheat.

Another product, the same thing. No longer gluten free. I was really disappointed.

Being gluten free is not a difficult diet, but keeping oneself from being contaminated with gluten is another story. It can be difficult.

With the obvious cost of groceries sky rocketing, trying to save $$ on food is a priority, but not at the risk of health.

Something new I found out:
I don't typically shoppe for Crab meat, or imitation crab meat, but since I was making a crab meat dip, I was looking. I went for the imitation crab meat which was much less expensive, but on the label, it contains WHEAT! So, I bought the real deal. Hope everybody likes it. :)

3 comments:

polina said...

We have to have gluten free products for our oldest daughter and we have a hard time eating out because of "cross contamination". Restaurants sometimes do not understand they can't simply remove croutons from a salad that was prepared earlier.

Tony and Dawn said...

Sorry, the comment above was from one of the girl's account. Sorry for any confusion!

Christie M said...

I do that all the time! LOL

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