Is Gluten Hiding In Your Pantry?

Is Gluten Hiding In Your Pantry?

Certainly, humble spaghetti sauce should be gluten-free. We were surprised when we double checked the ingredients…

Has Your Favorite Product Changed Its Recipe?

Pasta sauce is a simple recipe traditionally containing tomatoes, garlic, onion and a few spices such as oregano and basil. It is not hard to make at home and even easier to purchase a jar of sauce in the grocery store. 

Before you pour your favorite sauce over your gluten-free pasta, always check the ingredients.

The Prego sauce that we have been buying in Singapore for years has suddenly changed their label. To the hurried shopper, the packaging is nearly identical in design.  

We frequently by Prego Traditional and Roasted Garlic Herb pasta sauce. Recently there was a small label change.
The back of the label has changed the most. But this is not usually the part we are looking at when shopping.

The original label states GLUTEN FREE near the ingredients and shows the sauce has been made in the USA. 

The Roasted Garlic and Herb sauce still states GLUTEN FREE and shows the product was manufactured in the USA.

The new label is nearly identical. Looking closer, it shows that it is made in Malaysia. The ingredients now list SPICES (CONTAINS WHEAT). An allergen disclaimer also states that the product contains gluten.

The new Traditional label shows the addition of wheat to the ingredient list and shows the product was manufactured in Malaysia.
This is a significant change in ingredients!

Remember: always check ingredients, even on products you frequently purchase.

Recipes, production, and ingredients will change over time. Manufacturing facilities will use different recipes depending on the country they are in and the location of the market they are selling to. Products may be safe in one country may not be gluten-free in another country. 

Happy gluten-free living!

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