Can someone do me a favor, it\'s about Ragu...

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By kcmom on Thu, 05-15-03, 23:54

Yesterday I called to find out about the safety of Ragu spaghetti sauce. I was told it was fine and that if it included any peanut/nut as ingredients it would be on the label and that it was not made on shared lines. The woman was nice but I was not 100% comfortable with her response. It was one of those calls where I get off the phone and feel like if I called right back I would get a different answer. Would someone call and see what answer they get?
The number is 1-800-328-7248. If you don't want to be on a mailing list you have to tell them right after they take our info that you don't want anything in the mail. I am just curious to see what another person is told and see if they get a different answer. Thanks so much!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
kcmom

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By vegn67 on Fri, 05-16-03, 00:00

I use Ragu all the time and my PA/TNA dd has no problems with it. But...i will only buy the garlic and onion, ocassionally the Traditional. I have not looked at ingredients on the other flavors.

Nancy

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By Rosie's Mom on Fri, 05-16-03, 01:17

We use Ragu without a problem but to feel better about it I recently e-mailed them here's my message and their response.......
Message:
I would like to know if the Old World Pasta Sauce -Traditional flavor, and
the Homemade Style Pizza Sauce are free of any peanut related ingredients?
What are the enzymes and natural flavors in these products? We have a
peanut allergic child and need to know that these products are safe for
her to consume.
Thanks

The common allergens which Lipton lists, if present, are:

Milk, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Soy, Peanuts or other Nuts

The folks at Lipton make every effort to stay informed about any
additional ingredients that could be considered common allergens. Whenever
possible, they try to avoid using materials that could be considered to be
commonly allergenic, so that potential allergens are not included into
categories such as "Natural Flavors".

The precise combination of ingredients in our flavorings is what makes our
sauces unique. It is proprietary information.

The natural flavoring in Ragu Light Sauces are flavorings of
vegetable origin only. In all other varieties of Ragu, the natural
flavorings may be from meat, vegetable or yeast origin. In all Chicken
Tonight Sauces the natural flavorings are from vegetables juices or broth.

Come back and visit again soon!

Ciao

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By Kaye92 on Tue, 07-15-03, 21:01

UGH!!!!!

I just called Ragu to ask about their Original Pizza Sauce. Want to be sure about the spices and natural flavorings. And, surprise, surprise. They wouldn't guarantee the product and wouldn't tell me if any peanut/nut anything was in the spices and/or natural flavorings due to "proprietary information." Proprietary my .......! Told me to careeefullllly read the label and to not use it if not comfortable.

But, I called Kroger and spoke with a Dietian who answer all my questions. She said she couldn't give specifics (about the moz. cheese) but looked at the ingredient list and told me specifically that they're was no peanut/tree nut in it. She also said that they are going to a "contain" list. She also informed me that it's required by FDA law that the eight biggest allergens be listed to the side of spices and natural flavorings on all products. Wonder what Steak-N-Shake.

Also, I called Frito Lay and they said that their original corn chips and made in a peanut/tree nut free facility. Someone else may want to call and get a second opinion to verify that.

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Kaye

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Kaye

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