Have You Heard? Some Gluten Free Cheerios Have Been Recalled.

So last week I shared the photo to the right on Instagram of a box of “gluten free” Honey Nut Cheerios (you can see the post here: https://instagram.com/p/8D7b0AKwTE/?taken-by=gfavenger>).  I was very excited because this was my favorite cereal when I was a kid and I haven’t been able to it eat in quite a while.  I had a TON of comments ongluten free cheerios my post, some were excited like me and others were talking about an FDA investigation into a possible contamination of the gluten free cereal.  Well, it looks like General Mills folded under the pressure and issued a voluntary recall on October 5, 2015 of some of their Gluten Free Cheerios products.  UGH…

Here is an excerpt from the General Mills website about the recall of some of their Gluten Fee Cheerios products:

“We are embarrassed & sorry to share an incident that occurred at our production facility in Lodi, California, that allowed wheat flour to enter our gluten-free oat-based system. As a result, original and Honey Nut Cheerios produced on several dates may contain wheat and were wrongly labeled gluten free.”

Sourced from: www.cheerios.com

Well, I don’t have the box anymore because my non-gluten free husband ate most of it, probably a very good thing for me.  … Read Full Post

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Highlights from the Gluten Free Expo

This past weekend I went to the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Gluten Free Expo in Pasadena, California. I found some really great products that I wanted to let you know about.  I spoke with Steven Rice of Authentic Foods to talk about his gluten free flours, Ashley Khteian from Dare Foods to find out about the new gluten free Breton Crackers, as well as Evan from Cheerios….have you hear they are going fully gluten free?  You can read more below OR watch  Gluten Free Avenger Episode 13:  Highlights from the Gluten Free Expo– by clicking below or using this link in your browser- http://youtu.be/WxpajWSFDcA

I spoke with Steven Rice of Authentic Food and he has made a gluten-free flour that he says mimics wheat flour. He used plant fibers instead of the gums usually used (xanthan gum, guar gum, etc) to bind gluten-free flours and according to him it makes for a very wheat-like flour.  This flour has a lot more fiber than regular gluten-free flours too. I have a sample of his cake flour that I’m going to be using for some cookies, so I will definitely let you know. Steve says that I should be able to use one cup of his flour for each cup of wheat flour that’s called for in my recipe.  … Read Full Post