When Custom Choice Cereal was in the process of setting up our gluten-free facility and operations in June 2009, we posted about calling manufacturers of different cleaning supplies to make sure they are gluten-free. To our own shock we had to find out back then that a lot of them actually contained wheat, and it made us realize that “this stuff really is everywhere”.
We are not trying to sound too schizophrenic, but at the end of the day we need to ensure for your safety that our facility truly is gluten-free. Along the same lines your dish soap at your homes is in direct contact with utensils that you subsequently use to consume food. If your dishes are porous there actually might be a danger that the dish soap you use cross-contaminates the food with wheat (= gluten). Granted the likelihood of this happening is small, but if you or your child(ren) have an extreme case of celiac disease you cannot be careful enough.
We therefore only use Mrs. Meyer’s Household Cleaners. The following is an encouraging statement that we copied from the company’s website:
All cleaners work really well and are available through the website or at Target. Our conclusion: great product and highly recommended at least for dish soap if you want to be on the safe side. If this is a concern of yours or if you use another product, please let us know and leave a comment!