After sending all the recipes I neglected to send the rest of the valuable information Mrs. Loretta sent on gluten free living. Please enjoy this information and feel free to share your favorite gluten free recipes for a later newsletter!
– ALWAYS double check the labels because even though I spoke with some companies (see below) about gluten free ingredients that does not mean their ingredients will not change. So always double check.
Gluten Free (most of the time – check the labels!) Packaged Foods according to Mrs. Loretta’s research:
– Libbys Products are a part of Nestle. Nestle says that “It is the responsibility of Nestle’ to ensure that these ingredients are properly labeled by their common or usual name in the ingredient label.” This is referring to all common allergens including gluten. So Libby’s and Nestle’ products will be clearly labeled.
– Hellmans mayo is gluten free. I’m sure there are some others, but we found out that Hellmans is and so far I haven’t taken the time to check the other brands out yet. I know that Great Value says their mayo is processed in a plant that processes wheat, so there is risk of cross contamination.
– All McCormick and Tones single spices are gluten free, but their spice blends may not be so always read the label.
– Pam cooking spray is gluten free.
– Any manufacturer that is part of Con Agra foods will be clearly labeled (Hunts, etc.)
– Riceland enriched rice is gluten free and they state their products are clearly labeled.
– Lay’s Stax chips (in plastic container) are gluten free and run on a separate line. Their other products are run on the same lines so there is a slight risk of cross contamination even though they wash down the machines after each product.