As many of our newsletter subscribers know, I posted some information from Gluten Free Watchdog last month about GF Cheerios and why GF Watchdog feels that they are not safe; due test results and the way they are testing them. Today, I sent my final thoughts about it in my newsletter; after I read GF Watchdog’s final analysis. I stated my opinion as to why I felt they are not safe and also gave a link to Gluten Dude’s blog post as well, because I like to give my readers other opinions when I can.
Below is what I said and the link to Gluten Dude’s post. So in the interest of showing both sides of this, I have posted the incredibly rude and insulting email that I got directly from Phyllis Kessler, President of the South FL Celiac Support Group. I am guessing she is not happy with me or Gluten Dude; you be the judge!
My Article in Newsletter sent 9/23 at 5:39pm:
GF Cheerios are NOT Safe for Celiacs! s
A month or so ago I told you about Gluten Free Watchdog and their testing report on GF Cheerios. Well, I got her final report a few weeks ago and they are not safe! I won’t eat them and neither will Gluten Dude, so I have put in a link to Gluten Dude’s blog about this, “Why are we celebrating GF Cheerios?” I like it when you can hear it from someone, other than me, every once in a while. Basically, General Mills is using regular oats, not gluten free oats, and they are attempting to clean them mechanically themselves but they are still contaminated with wheat and barley! Some batches are testing ok and some are testing above 20ppm. There have been many complaints of Celiacs getting sick and several customers have told me that they have gotten sick. Check out what “Gluten Dude” has to say about it! http://glutendude.com/media/why-are-we-celebrating-gluten-free-cheerios/
This is the email I got at 6:18pm from Phyllis Kessler:
This hate campaign really needs to stop!As a celiac I have had zero reaction.I have over 3500 followers and not onehas had anything bad to say.No clue why you or anyone else isgetting sick. Ever think it was from themilk that you’re having or maybeyou’re overeating!Sent from my iPhone
Maureen Burke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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