Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Message to all Starbucks-loving Celiacs

A fellow Celiac Friend send me an email today about Starbucks, and I thought I better share, just in case you were unaware.

"Please be advised that all varieties of Frappuccinos are at high risk for cross-contamination. Starbucks now has labels that state the manufacturing process of their mixes. As of November 10th, 2009, All Frappuccino mixes contain Maltodextrin and state that the mix is Manufactured on Shared Equipment with wheat/gluten. (Information taken directly from the ingredients list on the back of the Starbucks Frappuccino base - creme and powder mixes).

Obviously, maltodextrin can mean a variety of things -- it's the Manufactured on Shared Equipment with wheat/gluten that concerns me the most. This is a friendly suggestion to check the ingredients in your drinks, just to be on the safe side!"

Crystal Brown
Solano County Celiacs President

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