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By jmarcustry on Wed, 06-28-06, 19:22

a friend e-mailed this to me. thought it might be helpful

ATTENTION PEANUT ALLERGY SUFFERERS:

AFTER MY SON HAD A SEVERE REACTION TO BARILLA PASTA PLUS, I NOTIFIED BARILLA
AND WAS GIVEN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

BARILLA PLUS IS MANUFACTURED WITH LEGUME FLOUR(CHICKPEAS, LENTILS, BARLEY,
OATS, AND SPELT). ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT CONTAIN PEANUTS OR TRACES, IT DOES
CONTAIN THE SAME PROTEIN FOUND IN PEANUTS. BARILLA SAID THAT THERE COULD BE
A REACTION TO PEOPLE WITH HYPER-SENSATIVITY TO ANY LEGUME.

BARILLA HAS BEEN VERY COOPERATIVE AND HAS A QUESTION AND ANSWER HOTLINE
NUMBER AT THE BOTTOM OF EVERY BOX.

IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WITH A PEANUT ALLERGY, PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION
ALONG.

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By Corvallis Mom on Wed, 06-28-06, 19:32

[b] Some of this information is not technically CORRECT.[/b]

Quote:Originally posted by jmarcustry:
I NOTIFIED BARILLA
AND WAS GIVEN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

BARILLA PLUS IS MANUFACTURED WITH LEGUME FLOUR(CHICKPEAS, LENTILS, BARLEY,
OATS, AND SPELT). [b]ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT CONTAIN PEANUTS OR TRACES, IT DOES
CONTAIN THE SAME PROTEIN FOUND IN PEANUTS.[/b]

This is NOT TRUE. The proteins in legumes are not identical. They are similar... but many many PA people eat chickpeas/garbanzos and lentils with no difficulty at all. Legume flour does not necessarily pose a grave risk to PA persons.
Quote: BARILLA SAID THAT THERE COULD BE
A REACTION TO PEOPLE WITH HYPER-SENSATIVITY TO ANY LEGUME.

Of course-- this is true with any other legume product, as most of us are aware. But cross-reactivity with other legumes is actually not the norm for PA poeple. (Other than lupine, to which a substantial number of PA people react.)

Barilla Plus pasta [i]does[/i] contain egg, which poses a risk to at least as many PA as the legumes do.

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By Jen224 on Fri, 06-30-06, 03:58

Wow, thank you so much for clarifying, Corvallis Mom! This is why I love this board so much! Looks like Barilla does label for x-contamin.---my regular (not Plus) box at home says "made on shared equipment with eggs."

Does anyone know of any other pasta companies that are blatantly not safe (peanut flour, shared lines, etc...)? I contacted The American Italian Pasta Company the other day, and they told me their facilities are peanut-free. One of their lines is called Mrs. Leeper--it's a gluten free/wheat free "meal." Haven't actually made it yet--so can't vouch for taste, but safety is a start!
Jen

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By jmarcustry on Sat, 07-01-06, 00:15

was unware that info might not have been correct. again as i stated a friend of mine who has a child with multiple f/a's passed this along to me and i thought it might be helpful(of course i panic when anything say's "might/may contain") sorry for the inconvience it might have caused anyone. i will read up on my e-mails more carefully.. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Corvallis Mom on Sat, 07-01-06, 15:00

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No problem-- I am actually glad you posted this, since people who [i]are[/i] legume cross reactive should definitely be aware of this formulation. And IMO, all PA need to be aware of the possibility of legume cross-reactivity and be on guard for it. (As your friend discovered the hard way-- I'm glad her son is okay.)

Just didn't want anyone to panic over [i]peanut[/i] specifically.

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By saknjmom on Tue, 09-05-06, 14:10

Wow, I am so surprised about this. We used to use a brand that did not have egg...San Giorgio or something.
I switched to Barilla after DS outgrew egg allergy. We haven't had any problems with it.
So, the deal is that the protein is similar and some people might be sensitive to it?
Wow, I feel lucky we did not have any problems when i switched....

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