I did our weekly grocery shopping yesterday evening, fully intending to get right in and right out. I don’t know why, but that never seems to happen. If I would just go down the aisles that have the items I need, I could probably cut 10-15 minutes off of my trip. I think part of the reason I “wander” is that I like to discover new gluten-free products, as the gluten-free section seems to be continuously growing. As I was browsing the gluten-free section yesterday I noticed the following:
At first I thought Annie’s changed their box/label, but upon closer inspection, I saw “wheat flour” on the label. Not only does the shelf label below clearly say “GF” and “micro mac”, but this is part of a huge gluten-free section.
Obviously, this is a mistake and whomever stocked the shelves wasn’t paying attention. So what does one do in this situation? I considered moving all of the boxes to the proper section of the store, about 6 aisles away, but decided against that. I have tracked down store employees in the past only to have them look at me like I am crazy, not understand what the problem is, promise to talk to the person in charge of that department and the product remains in the incorrect location. Finding and talking to the store manager is probably the best way to solve the problem quickly.
What I really want to impress upon you is this…read labels each and every time you buy and eat a product that could potentially contain gluten (or any other ingredient you must avoid). It is unfortunate that we have to do this, but mistakes happen and you are responsible for your diet, or the diet of your gluten-free child.