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European meat and Deli Store???? Should I be concerned?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 01, 2012 at 10:14 PM

There is a European Meat/Deli/Grocery store near where I live and they have cheeses, sausages, ham etc. I really want to buy some cheese and sausage from there but I don't know if the sausages have MSG in them. I don't think the store makes their own sausages, I think they are imported. So those of you who have experience shopping in European/East european stores, is the foods that are imported made with basic ingredients or is there other cheap additives? They also have 2L of kefir for sale($6.78 Canadian), so Im interested in getting that, but would it be pasteurized? Any of you who are Canadian and who shop at European stores, can you list some good brands in the store that I can rely on?

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on June 02, 2012
at 06:08 AM

Same is not true for Switzerland, where gluten is king and bread is in everyone's basket. I would bet good money the kefir is pasteurized - and that's not really a terrible thing. The more important thing is whether it's whole milk and/or sweetened with anything.

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on June 01, 2012
at 10:53 PM

If by Europe you're taking United Kindom-ish places ( it’s a big place), then the labels they have should be great, they have a much better understanding of Gluten there, doctors are taught about it in med school and will test for it regularly as opposed to a lot of other doctors I.e. USA and Canada, where you can walk into a waiting room and have better understanding of Celiac and Gluten Intolerance than anyone else in the hospital…but it’s slowly changing….so painfully slowly… Truth.

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

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on June 01, 2012
at 10:53 PM

If it has no ingredient list, but you can easily tell it's processed, run from that thing as though it were a bomb that is about to explode! :-p

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on June 01, 2012
at 10:43 PM

Honestly, you really need to go check the place out for yourself. Import shops vary a lot in the quality of what they carry, so no one else's experience is really going to help you.

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

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on June 01, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Yes I can but I haven't been there yet, that's what I will do but before that I thought I'd get some answers here and scope out the situation lol. Also I was asking because I know that my ethnic store that I go to doesn't have clear ingredients on all products, and some of the things have alot of additives.

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76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

on June 01, 2012
at 10:24 PM

Can't you ask them what's in it? Or read the package?

Truth.

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

(1423)

on June 01, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Yes I can but I haven't been there yet, that's what I will do but before that I thought I'd get some answers here and scope out the situation lol. Also I was asking because I know that my ethnic store that I go to doesn't have clear ingredients on all products, and some of the things have alot of additives.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on June 02, 2012
at 06:08 AM

Same is not true for Switzerland, where gluten is king and bread is in everyone's basket. I would bet good money the kefir is pasteurized - and that's not really a terrible thing. The more important thing is whether it's whole milk and/or sweetened with anything.

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

(5386)

on June 01, 2012
at 10:53 PM

If it has no ingredient list, but you can easily tell it's processed, run from that thing as though it were a bomb that is about to explode! :-p

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

(5386)

on June 01, 2012
at 10:53 PM

If by Europe you're taking United Kindom-ish places ( it’s a big place), then the labels they have should be great, they have a much better understanding of Gluten there, doctors are taught about it in med school and will test for it regularly as opposed to a lot of other doctors I.e. USA and Canada, where you can walk into a waiting room and have better understanding of Celiac and Gluten Intolerance than anyone else in the hospital…but it’s slowly changing….so painfully slowly… Truth.

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on June 02, 2012
at 03:00 AM

less worry more eaty....

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01eb62476756ea980bf8fc048179d4bc

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on June 01, 2012
at 11:12 PM

Even the wheat in Europe is less evil than it is here...Europe is magical.

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Fb1acc37c066271cd4addf494f02861e

on June 01, 2012
at 11:07 PM

yeah, we do not die from eating meat in Europe :p [yet]

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on June 01, 2012
at 10:51 PM

Laughing at the concept of North Americans worrying about the quality of European meat.

Dudes and dudesses, have you seen what they do to your cows?

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