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Warning Signs That Food Ingredients Have Changed

Warning Signs That Food Ingredients Have Changed

It can be difficult to always remember to check the ingredients on everything you interact with 100% of the time. What do you look for on the product that might indicate changes to the product even before you get to the ingredient list?

I personally look to see if the packaging of the product has any changes. If the packaging has a change, the ingredients have usually been changed.

Another thing I do is smell products to see if there is an obvious change to the smell. I have inhalant… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

The short cut isn't a good idea for total safety. It is more that I stink at being constantly on the alert and reading small print. My short cut is more about activating the primitive part of my brain that says, "DANGER HERE," so I can force myself to better pay attention.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

A long time ago, I used to eat Boca Burgers, orginal recipe, because they did not contain gluten. One day I noticed that the package design had changed. Something in my mind told me to check the ingredients and sure enough, gluten had been added. I did write to them telling them of my displeasure with them for doing this because I could no longer eat them. They responded with an apology, but they never did anything about it. Last time I checked, they still had no gluten free burgers.

posted 8 months ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I stick with reading the whole package, especially the ingredients list. If I don't then the troubles that results from that just aren't worth my trying to take a short cut.

posted over 3 years ago
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