Gluten-Free Status/Product Update

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Caribou Coffee

(From NCSG member CA)
Thank you for taking time to write us with your questions.
We at Caribou Coffee are sensitive to the needs of our customers with dietaryrestrictions, including gluten allergies. We are consistently working tomake these concerns known and to produce such nutritional information available more readily, however, we unfortunately do not have a list compiled. Coffee and espresso contain no gluten or soy, nor does regular or 2% milk, also, our flavored syrups are gluten-free. For this reason, our coffee of the day, lattes and cappuccinos are not considered serious gluten or soy risks. Also, our flavored syrups and chocolate syrups are gluten-free. No such claim can be made for our specialty drinks (Coolers, mochas, Wild drinks) as many ingredients (such as candy toppings) come from third party vendors. If you wish, these items can be made without topping to avoid these ingredients.

In regard to soy milk, please know this can be substituted for anybeverage that would contain 2% or skim milk normally. However, please note that our smoothies and Coolers contain milk protein in the base and no non-dairy substitute can be made for these beverages.

Please note that at Caribou, as at all restaurants, cross-contaminationis not an insignificant risk. We will do our best to accommodate yourdietary restrictions but remind you that the ultimate decision -- andresponsibly -- is yours alone. I hope this information is helpful to youas you make your coffee decisions. I have also passed yourcorrespondence to the Marketing department to consider in their future nutritional information offerings. If I can be of any furtherassistance, please let me know.

Thank you again for your inquiry and for making Caribou a part of your coffee experience!


Customer Relations Specialist
Caribou Coffee Company

Newman's Own

(From the celiac listserv)

Q. Over the past several years, Newman's Own has had numerous inquiries concerning celiac disease. Since that time, we have received a substantial quantity of technical information on this subject.

Based on this information, we feel the following Newman's Own products are gluten free:
Pasta Sauce
Say Cheese
Garlic and Peppers
Tomato and Roasted Garlic
Vodka Sauce
Pesto and Tomato Marinara (Venetian)
Marinara with Mushrooms
Sockarooni (Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers)
Bombolina (Basil)
Diavolo (Spicy Simmer Sauce)

Salad Dressings
Olive Oil and Vinegar
Light Italian Ranch
Caesar Balsamic Vinaigrette
Creamy Caesar Parmesan and Roasted Garlic
Two Thousand Island
Creamy Italian (Parmesanio Italiano)
Light Raspberry and Walnut
Light Red Wine and Vinegar
Light Balsamic Vinaigrette
Light Caesar Dressing

Roasted Garlic
Peach Pineapple
Tequila Lime

Microwave Popcorn
Natural Light
Butter Boom
94% Fat Free
White Cheddar Cheese
Popcorn - Jars (Regular Pop)

Pink Lemonade
Lemon Aided Ice Tea
Gorilla Grape
Razz-Ma-Tazz Raspberry Juice Cocktail
Orange Mango Tango
Apple Juice
Grape Juice

KA-ME Asian Foods

(From NCSG member CR)

Thank you for your e-mail. We have several KA-ME products that can be considered gluten free but are not marketed as such. The reason being that the manufacturers also produce other products and they can not guarantee that there will not be any cross contamination.

The following items in our Kame line are made with a modified corn starch:
Thai Style Chili Sauce
Sweet & Sour

Panera Bread

(From NCSG member CA)
Thank you for contacting Panera Bread. I have included below a list of our gluten-free menu items. Not all of these items are currently on our menu and some new menu items have not yet been evaluated for the purposes of this list. However, you can find complete ingredients listings for all current menu items on our website. Click on Menu and Nutrition, the category (breads, soups, etc.) and on the individual item. A page with that item's ingredients and nutritional content will be displayed.Thank you again for contacting us. We appreciate your business and value your comments.
Customer Comment Coordinator
****Although we do our very best to meet your special requirements, we cannot rule out the possibility of cross contact between these items and gluten-containing foods in our bakery-café.
Salads: (including the salad dressing)(source of modified food starch is corn)
Greek SaladFandango Salad
Caesar Salad (without croutons)
Asian Sesame Chicken Salad (without Won Ton noodles)
Classic Cafe' Salad
Strawberry Poppyseed Salad
Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken
Bistro Steak Salad
Fuji Apple Chicken Salad
California Mission Chicken Salad
Soups:Moroccan Tomato Lentil
Santa Fe Roasted Corn
Vegetable and Sirloin Beef
Vegetarian Black Bean
Vegetarian Lentil
Mesa Bean & Vegetable
Cuban Black Bean Soup
Vegetarian Roasted Red Pepper & Lentil
Salad Dressings:
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Asian Sesame Vinaigrette
White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Mission Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Juice, both apple and orange
Soda, fountain and bottled
Tea, regular and Chai Tea
All lattes

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