Reading Labels Part 3

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In part 1, Is It Gluten Free?  Reading Labels, I talked about what to look for on a label.  In part 2, I discussed “contains” statements and the process of reading a label. Today I would like to address the issue of cross contamination and how that might show up on a label in the […]




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Reading Labels Part 2

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Last week’s post on reading labels gives you good basic information, but I want to carry the discussion a bit farther.  This week and next I want to talk about two aspects of label reading in the United States a little more in depth. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) As a result […]



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Reading Labels Part 1

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You are in the store trying to buy a seasoning mix, salad dressing, pasta sauce, or marinade, and you don’t know if it’s gluten free.  How do you figure it out?  This is a topic that needs to be addressed repeatedly for people who are new to the gluten-free diet.  Figuring out what is gluten-free […]



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Milling Your Own Gluten-Free Flour

Today I am republishing one of the very first posts I wrote on this blog.  My Whisper Mill is still working beautifully today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If gluten-free baking is something you’re going to be doing long term and you’re interested in saving money, here’s something for you to consider. Buying a grain mill is expensive at […]



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5 Favorite Gluten-Free Flours

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If you are looking for information about the gluten-free diet,  How to Be Gluten Free (affiliate link) is a very practical guide to getting started. It covers 10 steps to help you become happily gluten free. Learn more about How to Be Gluten Free   One of the first things I learned about gluten-free baking […]



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Gluten-Free Hamburger Helper No Longer Gluten Free

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This week I received an email from a General Mills employee who I met when I visited their headquarters. They would like to spread the word that the three versions of Hamburger Helper that were formerly gluten free will not continue to be.  That includes, Hamburger Helper Cheesy Hashbrown, Asian Helper Chicken Fried Rice and […]



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1 in 133: Gluten-Free Food Labeling Summit

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Wednesday, May 4th was the big event—a Gluten-Free Food Labeling Summit.  The purpose of the event was to draw attention to the FDA’s inaction on finalizing standards for gluten-free labeling. As a symbol of what a big deal this is, the event featured the world’s largest gluten-free cake which was unofficially measured to be 11 […]



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