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Gluten-free Round Up…News of the Week

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

tropicos gluten free cerealHere we are at the end of another week filled with the promise of Fall weather just around the corner.  This Examiner is busy planning the Gluten Intolerance Group of Atlanta’s upcoming Gluten Free Vendor Fair and Fundraiser on October 22nd at the Hilton Hotel in Norcross, but there is always time to share what gluten-free information she has learned for the week.

Applegate Farms – has launched two new gluten-free products: Chicken Tenders and Corn Dogs.  Look for them in your local Ingles and other stores.  

Freedom Food Tropico’s cereal is about to be available on  This cereal is a gluten-free version of Fruit Loops, but without the artificial colors/dyes and corn syrup.  It is free from gluten, wheat, nuts, soy, sesame, dairy and eggs and it is fortified with vitamins and minerals.  

Hail Merry Snacks are on sale nationally at Whole Foods and other natural food stores.  Stock up now on these fabulous fall prices! Tarts are 2 for $7!! Small bags of nuts are 2 for $4! All of our products are certified gluten-free by GFCO and contain NO REFINED SUGARS. You can also find them at

Jenny’s Bakehouse (Austin TX) Gluten Free Products NOT Gluten- Free! – GIG tested the products in house and sent the products to an outside lab for further testing. Both products tested positive for gluten using r-5 and G12 Elisa testing methods in the test performed by GIG and the test performed by the lab. The lab test showed that both products tested as having gluten in excess of 10,000 ppm (parts per million).

Sami’s Bakery (Tampa, FL) – has a line of gluten-free products with spotty testing results.  This bakery also produces gluten-based products, so there is a possibility of cross contamination.  This Examiner would advise people to stop purchasing the gluten-free products from Sami’s until they have established safe handling procedures. 

Williams-Sonoma at the Forum – is offering a gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free cooking class September 20th from 7-8 p.m.  More details can be found here.

Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer D. Harris,
Gluten-Free Product Specialist, Return to Eden
Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA

About Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris
Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta Gluten-Free Examiner Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA
  • Brendygirl says:

    I saw Applegate Farms chicken tenders at Super Target. That’s too bad about Jenny’s and Sami’s. Hope they get that sorted out. I have noticed that, although it’s good that more people recognize the term gluten-free, many people over-simplify what it entails and consider it akin to sugar-free or something. Today at California Pizza Kitchen (I didn’t choose the place) the waiter told me no soup has gluten, even though only 2 soups were listed on the menu, and he looked surprised when I told him that soup often has gluten.

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