In a fast turnaround, the PR firm that's handling Dr. Praeger's sent the below email in response to my tummy upset from their delicious products [they really were tasty, pity]:
"Please note the following statement and attached gluten test results from Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods: Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods previously tested samples of other Gluten Free products and the independent lab that performed the testing found no detectable Gluten in those products. Following your concerns, Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods performed an independent lab test on the specific batch of Littles that you received. As you will see from the attached final independent lab results all of the products that you received contain no detectable gluten. Going forward, please let us know if you have any other questions."
Additionally, they sent the independent lab results for potato,
and spinach. Littles,
Indeed, all tests indicated no detectable gluten was found in the batch of products they sent to me. Rah for them! However, where does that leave Allergic Girl and Dr. Praeger and the bad tummy? I'm not exactly certain.
Perhaps I reacted to something else? Although I can't imagine what, this is NOT an overly processed food product; it only has a few ingredients none of which I've had problems with historically.
So, I have a small tummy mystery on my hands. And truthfully all of these many months that I’ve been blogging and receiving products to try I’ve only had bad tummy reactions to two or three times. On the whole, the products I receive and try are great and Allergic Girl friendly.
However, this incident only underscores the potential pitfalls in tasting new to market allergen-friendly products.