bob's red mill all purpose flour recall

The leavening power of the baking powder is mixed evenly throughout the flour, so you will automatically get that nice rise out … Kim64 Over the years concerned consumers have questioned Bob’s Red Mill via their company blog on the presence of glyphosate in the oats being sold. A perfect example of how being ‘gluten free’ is a hoax. Dude...you're the one who annoyingly insisted that gluten free wasn't good enough, a totally unpopular and harsh opinion. I’m not sure what sort of logistical challenge this would pose in getting the info out there in a timely fashion, but I think it would be great if GF food suppliers could disclose on their websites the results of their gluten testing — the actual inspection documents for each production lot number, preferably from accredited 3rd party inspections. I came across your Blog today and you had me in tears!!!! As I’m sure you are more than aware by now, one of your products, the “Gluten-Free” Sweet White Sorghum Flour, got officially recalled recently in Canada for having too much gluten. The question should be to Bob’s – how can we make this better? One gov”t agency’s random sampling (and I have no idea how it was handled or how it was tested, so I will not rush to judgement) does not make me believe that BRM is doing “something wrong”, hiding anything, causing celiacs to be sick on purpose or cutting corners on avoiding cross-contamination. The whole “trend” about GF is harming those of us who really need it for medical reasons in many ways. Computer seems to be jumping around and replied to the wrong place. Firm, witty and honest. What do you think? This award-winning flour blend can be made into delicious baked goodies and breakfast items such as cakes, cookies, breads both sweet and savoury, muffins, pancakes and waffles. “Yes, our gluten free products are produced in a dedicated gluten free facility. Gluten Dude, you really have impacted our two year ride with Celiac Disease. I didn’t want to believe it, but it was the only potential contaminant in the meal. This all-purpose (AP) flour is made from the highest quality North American wheat and features a wholesome flavor that's sure to make your breads and pastries stand out. Saying you don’t have to worry about contamination or gluten isn’t quite accurate. .It doesn’t add up! Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour. I am ready to give up baking all together,,, it never crossed my mind that there maybe gluten in the gluten free flour.. You stand for something. Reminds me of something that happened a few weeks ago. I don’t think Bob’s does any worse or better than other companies. keeps me safe. Your blog has made me feel understood for that I say THANK YOU. Best Overall: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. She stuck her head out. You done good, Dude! Testing up to 20 ppm’s doesn’t leave him a lot of room to fail. It can’t hurt but it won’t help. It is an administrative function that we perform in the interest of transparency. Does that mean that the 2 slices of mostly GF bread would now be around 1.5mg, around 15% of what can be safely consumed on a daily basis? How do I know it is a direct correlation? Product of Canada. It is just the limitation of the test. I would never say that; I’m not a Celiac. I am NOT willing to take the risk with his health. Tears of recognition that other people go through these frustrations, tears of laughter through understanding and tears of pain as I go through all of your contributors rants and rages!!! There are many that use their products and have absolutely no issues while some do. Servings: 72. People seem bent on destroying people lately. You make a huge difference by bringing us all together in this celiac/coeliac “family”. Are watchdog groups going to come under fire now? Thank You Not sure if you were being serious or just sarcasm and it went over my head…. The gluten free diet is scary and confusing, and it doesn't help that it is misrepresented by predatory money grubbers like Papa Johns or Omission (I'm still holding a grudge because I was badly glutened by their nasty beer when it first came out). It’s a yes or no result. I can, however, relate to the difficulty of feeding a family of five a strict gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, oat-free, and millet-free diet. What is the reason fo rthe diffrence in the results. Dear [Name], Thank you for getting in touch with us about the voluntary withdrawal of a lot of our sorghum flour. Hi Serena…it’s me again. You can quibble with that all you want but that doesn’t make a product that follows that guideline “not gf”. Rather disappointing. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour (AP Flour) is a blend of garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, whole grain white sorghum flour, tapioca flour and fava bean flour. Socially, maybe it’s not fun, but I’d rather be healthy. Everything you discuss is so spot on. King Arthur Flour. What more can they do? The author says she once got glutened just from driving past a wheat field during harvest. have a x-reaction to something that’s in fact GF. I live in a very rural area with no local resources for Celiacs. I use Bob’s Red Mill products (GF oats and GF flaxseed meal) and just had an endoscopy with biopsy and colonoscopy. I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for providing the missing piece in my ongoing struggle with mood swings and behavioral issues. Keep rockin’ Gluten Dude. I had to let you know how much help your blog has been in getting my husband to understand better what it is like to have Celiac. I would also be questioning the employee at Bob’s Red Mill. For what purpose would they have to lie.. This gluten free flour blend can replace regular all purpose flour in a variety of recipes—just add xanthan gum or guar gum (check the guide on the package). Yes, I am sure things can happen to what they use before it gets to their processing facility. PUREST, Hopefully this is going in the right place. I truly understand the seriousness of Celiac Disease but the food industry is a risky business with milk, eggs, human hands, refrigeration, etc. If some of you also have a corn allergy that could be an additional source of reaction. If you would have told me 18 months ago how blessed I would be by stumbling onto Gluten Dude’s blog one frustrated day – I would have laughed and said “no way”. I use their all purpose flour. Not sure how hard it would be to start an org. I guess I can already say good f**king luck. But if each time they did there test, and they kept records of those test too, it tested well below the 20ppm. Pick a better, meaner person to come down so harshly on. If they test ‘hot’ they are rejected or used in our Conventional Facility. Great blog. At about 50 years, I couldn’t take it anymore and attempted suicide, which landed me in ICU for 4 days on life support. This means, for some people, the body views tapioca as looking similar enough to gluten that it creates antibodies against it as well. This isn’t to bash everyone with a uniform stick – some may be genuinely trying and mean well. Just…Why?? I use a variety of gf grains and sometimes that includes Bob’s. Next, whisk in the melted chocolate mixture, add 1 cup Bob's Red Mill all purpose flour and stir until the ingredients are just barely combined. ” I'm at work right now crying while reading your site. The ONLY bags in question are the 623gr retail packages. FOR WEEKS! So people go on gluten-free diets, cut out the junk food, and feel healthier for it. You are keeping us informed. When I see the gluten free with an astrisk I see red. Thank you, from the bottom of our celiac guts, for your time and keeping us informed. Technically all grains contain “gluten.” (Peter Osbourne is a good source of more info on this.) Really, what company wouldn’t say these things when exposed in such a misdeed? We have Celiac disease. If you think this is me mean, perhaps you didn’t see my Dylan McDermott post. Believe me, it makes me mad that something so important is so fickle and subject to so much manipulation by the companies. Literally. What does it take to get into the heads of these people that when something is FREE of gluten there should be absolutely no gluten in it??!! The blood test that would show this is done by Cyrex Laboratories in the US and is called Array 4. And when the community gets upset, I guess I have gotten the reputation for being the go-to guy to get the word out. I’ve been a BRM user until now but now I am very concerned about the safety of their product. I just want to say that you rock. Constant checking. Shop Bobs Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour, 600 g. Select Your Cookie Preferences. AMERICA’S #1 WHEAT FLOUR: Bob’s Red Mill is the nation’s leader in stone milling and offers the widest diversity of whole grains found anywhere. Will This Gluten-Detector Become a Celiac’s Best Friend? By the way, I highly respect those of you in the Celiac community, and I can sympathize with the difficulty of finding safe foods to eat. And I find Dr’s to be very accusatory when people’s labs come back elevated. Nothing stopped me until I could no longer walk again for 18. Thank you all so much! The whole gluten free but not safe for celiacs issue sends me strraight into a fit of rage. I’ve discovered this the hard way through painful elimination diets. The recall itself is not delayed, only the administrative function of posting. This is a serious condition. Yikes! If this were true, what happened to the sorghum (and other) flours wouldn’t have happened. You shared how your legs don’t work and you have panic attacks when digesting gluten. You are fighting the good fight sir and I appreciate you more than my words can really say. Its very scary to learn that something you trust may not be what you think. I just didn’t care anymore that is why I went off and when you are very depressed you aren’t in real state of mind and aware how bad you feel physically. Gluten dude Having some good and honest advice has made the whole experience a lot less daunting. Although it should be there is still a risk involved. I agree…gluten is not bad for everybody. Please don't ever stop sharing your stories. The way they are hiding the ball makes me even more skittish. I can't say it enough. When I get glutened it feels like a really bad fibro flare-up, which feels like a combination of the flu + anxiety/depression. It’s been nearly 3 years for me GF. But wait, sometimes it does . 0 Reviews. The reason we test for gluten in our gluten-free products is that there are many opportunities for products to come in contact with gluten products in the field, during cleaning and in transportation to our dedicated gluten free facility, so testing is important. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is the perfect solution for your gluten free diet! Yes! The matter of gluten cross-reactors came up elsewhere in these comments. You can play with the year options and see they found UG 10 times in 2012 and 21 times in 2011 but none of these were from BRM that I could see. I’m not sure quite how to fit this into the big picture. This flour has such a huge fan club, it is now a celebrity in its own right! I found out about this directly from the CFIA’s email service (I totally recommend subscribing if you’re in Canada, perhaps even if you’re not!) They could have tested it and found it just fine and lied about it. My life is better for your efforts. I didn't find your blog right away, and went through many trial and errors on what gluten free really meant. If it’s on shared lines, there could still be an issue. Also while I’m on a role here I do NOT accept and think its ok for restaurants to advertise gluten free but NOT for celiacs. Bob’s Red Mill is facing a federal class action, filed in San Francisco Friday, after the world’s most used weedkiller, glyphosate, was discovered in both its organic and non-organic oats. And do you seriously think the world should know about a problem I have and that it’s comparable to celiacs possibly getting sick? We almost never eat GF flours of any kind but my daughter wanted something some sauce and I threw in the arrowroot for fun as I had it around from Thanksgiving for gravy for guests. After I lost my job I felt worthless and tried to take my own life. I’ll add though that Kinnikinnick products often include eggs and soy, and their products are made in factories with those ingredients present. I have cut and pasted a few paragraphs from the above article: “They did not find cross-reactivity with all of these foods (as is implied by the Cyrex Labs gluten cross-reactivity blood test, a.k.a. and IMHO it is preposterous to believe this is some witch hunt or axe to grind against BRM on the CFIA’s or anybody’s part. My chiropractor has received training under Dr. Aristo Vojdani’s, the mastermind behind the Cyrex testing and a pioneer in gluten research. Wish folks would stop lying about being #glutenfree. Well I won’t be using Bob’s products anymore. It depends on where the flour is processed. It’s quite unbearable. Months. Thank you for all your struggles and your fight for us celiacs. Buy lots of fresh, local produce that’s in season – it’s the cheapest and most nutritionally dense food available. I’m seriously worried, especially hearing how others react. Because if they don’t, you have quite a problem on your hand, don’t you? Warning Contains: Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy. By the way, about 50% of those with a reaction to gluten (Celiacs and Non-Celiacs alike) also reacted to one or more proteins in dairy products. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. We’ve done exhaustive elimination diets and I have every reason to believe BRM contains gluten, albiet trace amounts, which many true Celiac patients react to. The blogs, comments and links from you and others in this community have given me much of my life back. I certainly don’t give them a pass and after consistently getting sick—-myself and all 4 of us with Celiac in this family—will never trust them to provide safe products that are free of gluten. We recently launched a bulk gluten free line on Amazon.com. Sorry, but I cannot jump on the “blame wagon” because I know there is enough room for error when testing samples. I think the research of Dr. Alessio Fasano and Dr. Aristo Vojdani’s is proving that we should open our minds to the fact that other forms of gluten, and even other foods, may very well cause an inflammatory response in certain people that is identical to that of the official “gluten” foods. Your email address will not be published. I am lifted from my moody mornings into hope for our future in a healthy community as I read your lines and the comments they generate. I just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog. But realistically, many celiacs have ADDITIONAL FOOD SENSITIVITIES and are unable to digest oats ( which is why some docs suggest cutting them out the first 2 years after DX) , so it is possible that those are causing an adverse reaction. This is the only site that has the most credible and the most knowledgeable information on how to handle the disease and the community who promote products as being gluten free. In other words, your body is not only reacting to gluten, but it sees the proteins found in other [cross-reactive] foods as looking similar enough to gluten for your immune system to decide to attack those as well. You and your site have saved me from the nut house! You’re saying I am wrong because I do not get sick from BRM???. Create unparalleled, naturally delicious baked goods with this Bob's Red Mill unbleached all-purpose flour! Their reply was something to the extent of they use an intense air blower to extract any gluten that may have lingered with another wheat flour that they did beforehand. How does what you say seem any different. Finally a place where I'm not viewed as 'weird' or 'fanatic' about food. For example, I have eaten products from other certified GF companies and not felt well afterwards, but I recognize that I have issues with eggs, soy and food additives, so I would not rush to blame it on “trace gluten” every time. There is something weird going on. I’m not offended. They don’t just test a bag of stuff. I e-mailed BRM and asked if their glutlen-free products were in a dedicated facility and why do they not test at the lowest level possible. My body absolutely cannot handle that much. I appreciate your input…honestly…but I’m left a bit speechless on this one. This flour can be made into delicious homemade baked goodies such as cakes, cookies, breads, pancakes and waffles. 2. the farmer growing the grain would have go grow only GF crops, use only equipment purchased new by him, and use only GF uncontaminated water/fertilizer/pesticides 624 GR . This was my thought as well (see above). It is a shame though since they are the most affordable and readily available in most grocery stores. Celiac Disease Awareness Month: A Review in Rhyme, If Famous Movie Characters Had Celiac Disease: Part II, Sarah’s Unconditional Acceptance of our “New Normal”, Gluten-Free Love Story: Love Healed More Than My Soul. I can also relate to people who think it’s pointless to eat this way because our symptoms of NCGS are not as immediate or as dramatic as those of someone who has Celiac Disease. If it were true what they say, we wouldn’t be here discussing this. Struggling through health issues and trying to eat gluten free can make a person feel a tad…alone. 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