April 3rd, 2007

Chinese Wheat Gluten Banned

Are any other vegans or vegetarians concerned about the fact that the pet food recall is due to tainted wheat gluten? Is there any chance that this stuff is in the human food supply? I buy bulk wheat gluten all the time to make my own seitan, and they carry canned, prepared gluten at my local Asian grocery store. I haven't heard anything about it in the mainstream news - it all has to do with the tainted pet food - but I don't know if that's because there's no concern about it or it's because the average consumer doesn't even know that gluten is a food that some people consume.