It is only, or maybe already, half a year when I learn I have a celiac. I would think my life will get easier with time. I thought it will get better. But it didn’t. My every trip to the store ends with anger and disappointment. I just want to scream “Why in the heaven I had to develop this disease?”
I go through the products, want to pick up some snack, some cheaps,even raw food… And if the food itself dose not contain wheat/gluten there is this darn sentence that makes me put the product back on the shelf. “Allergen information: produced in a facility that also handles wheat.” why? o why? My almonds have to be cross contaminated? Why my veggie,vegan cheaps “MAY contain wheat”? Why this darn wheat seem to be in every food I pick up? I hate grocery shopping now. I hate spending so much time in the store, going through the shelf, hoping that I will find something good, cheap, not cross-contaminated, and vegan. I loose hope with every trip to the store.
Citing Tricia Thompson and her post on http://www.glutenfreedietitian.com/newsletter/dietcom-blog-gluten-free-allergen-advisory-labeling/ :
“Again, advisory language is voluntary. Just because a manufacturer does not include allergen advisory labeling on a product does not necessarily mean this product is manufactured in an allergen-free facility.
Likewise, if a manufacturer includes allergen advisory labeling on a product it does not necessarily mean this product is contaminated. Many, if not most manufacturers, including those who use advisory labeling have strict allergen control programs in place to reduce the likelihood of cross contact with allergens.”
I would never think that simply grocery shopping will become such a pain for me. Will it ever change?