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GM free and iodine free bread

Postby fruitaholic » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:49 am

I have a thyroid problem which means I have to avoid iodine - the new laws which say every load in a bakers must have iodine in it is a worry

I contace Laucke - the people who make a lot of bread mixes, to ask if they have iodine in their bread mixes and no they dont

so if you have a prob with iodine or etest genetically modified foods - give them a try

I have nothing to do with laucke ecept being a customer

here's their email to my questions


RE: Mandatory replacement of Salt with Iodised Salt in bread


In accordance with a Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) proposal, it has been Legislated that Iodised Salt must be used as an ingredient for making bread, where unfortified salt would otherwise be used. This was to be implemented by 9th October 2009.



This requirement applies to all Commercially produced bread.



Organic bread and bread mixes for bread making at home are exempt from this requirement.



We like to make a wide range of bread mixes distinct from all others on the market: with special attention to health, flavour, nutrition and quality. Laucke products attempt to be 100% natural with active avoidance of unnecessary additives. Therefore, we will not be adding iodised salt to our bread mixes for home baking.



Laucke produce a range of “Manufacturing” Pre-mixes for the production of bread by Commercial Bakeries, typically in 25kg bags. Such Pre-mixes are required to contain Iodised Salt. The Ingredient Labelling of Manufacturing Pre-mixes was varied at the time of the new ingredient inclusion, so as to enable customers to clearly identify mixes that have the Iodised Salt included.



Laucke Flour Mills has a policy of active avoidance of the use or inclusion of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) within the range of products that Laucke produces.

We have sought an assurance from all suppliers that their products are GMO free, and have further requested that we be informed of any change in the GMO status of any product they supply



I hope this information is of assistance to you.



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Re: GM free and iodine free bread

Postby Shadowgirlau » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:01 am

Thanks for this information, I wasn't aware of this at all. I am allergic to iodine myself.

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Re: GM free and iodine free bread

Postby Mojojo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:09 pm

Thanks, its good to hear that Laucke are against using GM !
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Re: GM free and iodine free bread

Postby Hayhay » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:56 pm

Thanks that's great to hear! Its good to know when we're making purchasing choices.

I find it odd that there is so much talk about needing to increase iodine levels and how important it is for us; yet already here are two people who need to avoid iodine.

Dh makes our bread with kialla organic flour - its really high protein content so does well as a bread flour. Our local gourmet bakery in town also uses the same flour and I've heard heaps of others do to. So might be another option?

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Re: GM free and iodine free bread

Postby Shadowgirlau » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:19 am

I find it odd that there is so much talk about needing to increase iodine levels and how important it is for us; yet already here are two people who need to avoid iodine.


Couldn't agree more, was only saying much the same to my DH after reading this initial post.

What dismays me even more though is that we are slowly poisoning ourselves and even with all this evidence to prove it the powers that be continue to allow these inclusions

Kathleen
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Re: GM free and iodine free bread

Postby minnie » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:17 am

I've used Laucke bread flour and mixes for some years, I don't use any flours from the US which the other supermarket bread flour comes from as all their flour is GM... there's little in the US grown that's not.

Once upon a time, they washed the milk vats with iodine (some small dairies still do) and there was a residual amount left and iodine was in salt, so children and adults (but mainly children) got the little they needed. But by putting it in the bread does that mean there's a bigger hit??

Vicki

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Re: GM free and iodine free bread

Postby Shadowgirlau » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:04 am

I would assume it depends on how much bread you eat and how often?

I bought some Laucke bread flour and made a loaf of bread with it yesterday am not happy with the outcome at all. The bread itself seems okay (I have difficulty eating bread myself ) but it seems too crusty and sunk in the middle which never happens with my usual bread flour.

i used the French bread setting on my bread maker this time (as per instructions) but will use my normal settings and see what happens next time I think?

Kathleen
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Re: GM free and iodine free bread

Postby fruitaholic » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:48 am

minnie wrote:... But by putting it in the bread does that mean there's a bigger hit??

Vicki


they have to use iodised salt

I can't even use that LOL - any salted food tastes aweful to me
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Re: GM free and iodine free bread

Postby Shadowgirlau » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:00 pm

i don't use salt myself

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