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I want to warn people that I got sick from WASA gluten-free crackers last week, and when I contacted the company I found out that they are not manufactured on dedicated machinery, so are at a risk for cross-contamination. They claim to have a hygienic cleaning process that eliminates the cross-contamination risk, but those protocols were developed for lactose not gluten.
Did you put your complaint in writing and also refer it to the coeliac society ?

They should not be using the same production line for their 'gluten-free' crackers....there's too much risk of cross-contamination.
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

I did put my complaint to the company in writing, and will keep you posted as to their response. It did not occur to me to contact the Coeliac society, but that is a great idea and I will.

It was quite a bummer, as I was quite sick for a few days and couldn't figure out where the problem was coming from.
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Old 03.05.2010, 08:03
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Just adding a note to this thread - next shopping tours are booked on the calendar for may 8 and 22, 2010. Enjoy!
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

My wife is allergic to wheat. This means that she has to go to hospital and could die (bit like a nut allergy) if she eats it - slightly different to an intolerance - so we have to be VERY careful!

As said, Reformhaus are great and do loads of wheat-free pasta.

For restaurants, we've found that they take this very seriously in the most part here nowadays - and with more people who are intolerant or just on wheat-free diets, the waiting staff and chefs are much more clued up than they used to be. Santa Lucia restaurant (in Oerlikon and elsewhere) actually keep wheat free pasta for their customers.

But you can get by fine just by being sensible. Lots of stuff one uses every day is not a problem (just watch out for the soy sauce, which you can replace with Tamari!)

If you have friends in the UK, the BEST wheat free flour for stuff like pancakes etc. is Doves Farm Self Raising. They also do a big range of Wheat-free pasta. Website here
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

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I'm also gluten-intolerant, and I haven't had any problems finding alternative flours and baking ingredients. As others have said, you can find almost everything by going to the Reformhaus and 'ethnic' shops.

Eating in restaurants can be a bit difficult, mainly because the staff aren't always educated about food allergies/intolerances. I've had several experiences where the waiter told me the food was 'safe' and ended up feeling sick afterwards. However, there are GF-friendly options out there. For example, the Hiltl in Zurich has a buffet where allergy information is clearly indicated.

I have compiled a list of shops selling gluten-free products that I can pm you if you're interested.

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I'd love to see your list please!
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Some hopefully positive news:


Tan Ee Lyn
Reuters
Published on Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2010 4:59PM EDT
Last updated on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2010 6:08AM EDT

Researchers have identified three fragments in gluten that appear to trigger a disorder in people who are allergic to the wheat protein.

The findings, published on Thursday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, may lead to a more targeted cure instead of what sufferers practice now – life-long abstinence from food containing gluten, such as cereal, pasta, cookies and beer.

“If you can (narrow down) the toxicity of an allergen to a few components, that enables you to make a highly targeted therapy in a way that you no longer need to target the whole immune system,” said researcher Robert Anderson of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Victoria, Australia.

For people with the allergy, gluten causes an overreaction in the immune system that damages the lining of the small intestine, leaving it unable to absorb vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from food.

The sufferer is subject to chronic fatigue and risks osteoporosis, infertility, miscarriage and even cancers of the digestive tract – symptoms of what is called celiac disease.

In the study, 244 people with celiac disease in Australia and Britain ate food with gluten over three days and researchers then analysed the immune cells in their blood samples.

While gluten has some 16,000 components, Anderson said only three were responsible for the allergy.

“To our surprise, the majority of the immune response to gluten can fall back to just three components of gluten. It means the immune response is highly focused on maybe some particular forbidden fragments of the gluten,” he said by telephone.

Anderson and some colleagues had since gone on to design an injectable drug containing very small doses of each of the three components.

The idea is to expose the immune system to regular but very small doses of the offending allergens so that the body can gradually get used to them.

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1647657/
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

I put a shopping tour of the new 'viadukt' markets on the social calendar for 4th September. I'm more than happy to talk 'gluten-free' with anyone who wants to come on the tour....
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Hi, I was wondering what sausages and bacon you would recommend? I know sausages can have bran in them and cheap bacon can contain gluten (not sure how, must be an American thing). I'm sure in Switzerland both are fine but I was just wondering which brands you use and don't have a reaction to as i'm also pregnant and want to be absolutely sure.

Also, I went to the kellogs website and confirmed that XXL Choco krispies are 100% gluten free which has been a life saver for me during pregnancy and in case you weren't aware Migro do a corn flake Farmers bar which is GF (shame they can't do a GF corn flakes cereal). Also, the cakes at ikea are great!

Any other recommendations would be great like which brand of baked beans do you eat?
Is the regular migros brand cereal not gluten free? I had a celiac relative visiting and while reading the bag and translating from german it looked fine. She now wants me to send her more. Did we make a mistake?
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Old 10.10.2010, 00:55
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

I had a friend who is highly gluten intolerant, I would enjoy cooking for him and his wife using Fou Fou flour (yam flour) that was a few years ago but I still use Fou Fou for pies and a lot of other baking issues.
Gluten free and works very, well even for Späzle.
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

The problem with cereals is cross-contamination. If they process wheat flakes on the same production line as corn flakes, you have a problem. And also a lot of cereals have malt, which is not 'wheat' but also contains 'gluten' - so possibly OK for someone allergic to wheat, but not OK for someone intolerant to gluten.

Hope that makes sense...

Our son eats gluten-free corn flakes and bread from the reformhaus (Schaer brand), ordinary rice cakes and rice crackers (but you have to read the labels as some flavourings contain gluten).

We find dairy and processed meat is far less likely in Switzerland to contain gluten, than in Australia. They tend to use maize or potato starch rather than wheat thickeners.

It's tricky for us, though, because it's our son who has coeliac, and he can't really tell us yet when he gets mild gluten exposure. According to his annual blood test he has not been 'glutened' and he's had 2-3 gluten attacks and all of them where when travelling (flavoured chips, chocolate milkshake which was made with 'ovomaltine'...and those attacks were very dramatic...
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Hey,

For a coeliac minded bun, check out honeybuns.co.uk

I haven't seen them in Switzerland yet but i do know they ship out.

Once defrosted they can be kept chilled between 10 up to 28 days,depending on what bun you take.

Their range is popular with coeliacs in Ireland and Uk ( i use to work for the distributor in Ireland) and sold loads.

If anyone has seen them in Switzerland, do let me know as i would go mad for a brownie or coppice cake made by them
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Our next "foods of the world: shopping tour is planned for Saturday November 6. Gluten-free advice is always available, as I cook gluten-free for my son who has coeliac...
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Just read in my newspaper that The Federal Commission for Nutrition has published a report about the Coeliac disease.

You can find the English version there

http://www.bag.admin.ch/themen/ernae...x.html?lang=en
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Just a heads up: the "vanilla milkshake" at McDonalds in Switzerland is not gluten-free. After all, it's not like anybody would expect a bloody milkshake to be gluten-free, is it?

Symptoms have already kicked in, complaint submitted to McD, looking forward to a day or two of absolute bloody misery.

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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Anyone tried to give up wheat/gluten and get strange reactions to other foods

itchy itchy itchy

i'm starting to understand why my dog spent hours licking her but hole.

on the plus side no bloating any more.
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Yes, my husband developed a bunch of new allergies after giving up gluten. It's like the body was craving something to attack. The first year was really rough, he reacted to all grains, including rice and corn, beans, onions, you name it. Plus, he had a lot of accidental gluten ingestions, just because we did not know exactly what to look for on labels.

Nowadays he can tolerate rice, corn and onions again. He still ist allergic to PR10, a protein common in fresh tree fruit (Apples, pears, plums), which he can eat only cooked, Mushrooms (!), and yeast. He had a very good allergist at the Inselspital in Berne that pinpointed the PR10, which is actually a crossover allergy to hazel pollen (who knew).
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

It could just be coincidence.

My daughter's hayfever has been really bad the past week, and I had an asthma attack on Friday, which is very rare for me...maybe once or twice a year I have them and I'm not on any regular medication for allergies...
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

yes it did have some of the symptoms of hay fever but I haven't in my life ever had hay fever, so i thought perhaps at first it was fleas as the itching affected the hair growing areas..

i am entertaining the possibility this itchiness is new hair growth? wish my back and inner ears (especially) werent itchy too though..

it started after i tried to djuz up the rice with coconut milk and then got worse when i ate raw fresh coconut
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Cut out the coconut for a couple of weeks, see if it improves, then try it again.
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

I saw these holidays for people with special dietary needs such as gluten-free or lactose-free, advertised through Graubünden Tourism

http://www.engadin.com/wellness-gesu...olung/?S=1&R=1

There is also a link to a Coeliac organisation in Switzerland
http://www.zoeliakie.ch/
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