Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Heinz Ketchup is Gluten Free--Heinz Organic Ketchup is NOT

Here is a link to the Heinz gluten free list. It is interesting to look at the list because Heinz Ketchup is gluten free in the U.S. and Poland, but Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup is not gluten free in the US. Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup is gluten free in the UK and Canada. I would have thought if Heinz Ketchup was gluten free in the US it would be GF around the world. After looking at the master list, you realize how much more complicated assessing the gluten free status of food is for these large companies.

6 comments:

Territory Mom said...

That makes no sense. I don't understand why companies can't make the same product/same ingredients for everyone.

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Stacy said...

I discovered this a few months ago and was very disappointed. I bought the organic because it didn't have HFCS...

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Anonymous said...

Most countries have standards of what makes a product gluten free. Gluten free doesn't necessarily mean zero gluten, but the amount of gluten present. The U.S. is behind other countries in making these standars. So while the same product in the US is said to be gluten free, it may not meet the same standards set in another country for it to be labeled. That may be why there's that difference.

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Anonymous said...

I looked at the Heinz website
http://www.heinz.com/glutenfree/products.html

It appears that both the organic and regular are listed as gluten free.

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Sassy said...

They add sugar to their ketchup though. There's a recipe that shows how to make your own ketchup. I'm going to give it a shot.

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Anonymous said...

Heinz Ketchup in UK has spirit vinegar in it which has gluten. I am a coeliac and am suffering as I type from having had ketchup this evening without realising the consequences.

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