T.G.I. Friday’s Menu Notes Gluten Sensitivity, Allergens

Image via Wikipedia Restaurant news Kudos to T.G.I. Friday’s for being sensitive to diners who suffer food allergies and require gluten-free menu items. Using easy-to-read icons T.G.I. Friday’s new allergen menu will break down what food groups/categories may be found in each menu item, including eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, shellfish and more. This new allergen menu will help diners make informed meal choices regarding their food allergies and help them find the perfect meal to satisfy their appetite. “We are sensitive to what our guests require and we absolutely owe it to them to take this extra step and have
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All Natural Chicken Sausage by Al Fresco – Good Enough to Eat

This job definitely has its perks!  From time to time, companies ask us if we’d like to try their new products to review here on our healthy food blog.  Al Fresco offered to send me two flavors of their all natural link sausages.  Who doesn’t like sausage!  So naturally, I said yes. I grew up on sausage, but in the 60’s we did not have the choices that we have today – on many levels.  I was particularly interested in trying this new product because it has asolutely no artificial ingredients, no MSG or preservatives, is gluten free, and has 70% less
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Some Gluten-Free Products Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 11, 2010 – GFN Foods, LLC of Cranford, NJ is voluntarily recalling: –Gluten-Free Naturals Pancake Mix – UPC 187058 000043 Lots   09159 (exp 12/8/2010), 09320 (exp 5/16/12) 09322 (exp 5/18/12) –Gluten-Free Naturals Light & Moist Yellow Cake Mix – UPC 187058 000067– Lots   09083 (exp 9/24/10) and 09322 (exp 5/18/12) –Gluten-Free Naturals Cookie Blend Flour – UPC 187058 000029 Lots   09086 (exp 6/24/10), 09219 (exp 11/7/10) and 10035 (exp 5/4/11) These products, manufactured by GFN Foods, are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The FDA and Thumb Oilseed Producers
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Healthy Food Blog: Smoked Chicken Recall

In a nutshell: The product was labeled gluten-free on one side but the ingredients had wheat and soy. Why is there filler in smoked chicken sausage? From the FDA press release alert WASHINGTON- March 24, 2009 – Engelhart Gourmet Foods, Inc., a Fairfield, Ca. establishment is recalling approximately 3,456 pounds of a smoked chicken sausage product because the product may contain an allergen, wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Wheat is a known potential allergen and the product is mislabeled as the front of the package states “NO GLUTEN.” However, the ingredients statement
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Chicken Strip Recall, Not Gluten-Free, Mislabeled

In a nutshell: Chicken strips have an undeclared ingredient of wheat which could be problematic or even deadly to people allergic to wheat or are not gluten tolerant. John Soules Foods, Inc., a Tyler, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 8,496 pounds of cooked chicken strip products. The chicken products may contain an undeclared allergen, wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Wheat is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label. The following products are subject to recall: (PDF) 24-ounce bags of “John Soules Foods FULLY COOKED CHICKEN BREAST STRIPS WITH RIB
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