Increased focus on gluten continues to add up for food sellers


The elevation of gluten as a dietary no-no continues to affect packaged food companies which have to convert products into gluten-free varieties at additional costs.

Though less than 1% of Americans require a gluten-free diet due to medical reasons, almost a third of consumers make the choice to avoid the wheat additive.

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  • Bill B.
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    I think this gluten free thing is a HUGE profit opportunity for GIS and other food companies. For example, check the price of General Mills Bisquick vs. Gluten Free Bisquick.....Wow, big price difference. I cannot believe it costs THAT much more to make it gluten free!
    12 Nov 2013, 09:08 PM Reply Like
  • SSnape
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    An acclaimed Physician very recently stated that there is actually no such thing as a gluten allergy, although the management of gluten consumption does play a major role in the management of such chronic medical conditions as Chrone's (sp?) Disease. People simply "jump on the bandwagon" blindly in response to "fads".without either consulting a Physician or doing any DD.

     

    long: CAG.
    13 Nov 2013, 07:55 PM Reply Like
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