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How do I know if a food contains wheat?

Current labeling laws require food manufacturers to tell on the product's label if it contains wheat. Wheat must be listed even if it is present in colors, flavors, or spice blends. You should read all labels and the ingredients list. Wheat is easy to spot in baked goods, breads, cereals, and crackers. Other foods such as bologna, imitation crab meat, luncheon meats, salad dressings, and some ice cream may have hidden wheat.
Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
Due to the new labeling laws if a product contains wheat in any form, it must be listed as wheat.  You might also find an allergen statement on the bottom of a nutrition label that states "May contain wheat."

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