Entenmann\'s - new labeling

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By mcmom on Sat, 08-14-04, 00:06

I was in the store today and noticed that *many* of the Entenmann's products that used to have no allergy warnings do have them now. (Not just the bolded milk, egg, or wheat like they used to have.) They were labeled for "made on shared equipment" and "made in a shared facility". The warnings were pretty specific, mentioning the exact nut (like cashew, filbet, walnut, etc.) Almost everything I checked had a warning, except the donuts. I'm actually wondering if they were just older boxes. I hope the donuts are made seperately, my ds loves them [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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By SF on Sat, 08-14-04, 01:59

I have never felt comfortable with Entenmann's...however many PA people have told me these are safe...

SO, I finally called Entenmann's last week to clear things up, they said their facilities have tree nuts, no peanuts, however they would not recommend that I give their products to my PA/TNA child.

For my family and our safety, I do not find Entenmann's to be within our comfort zone...no loss, there are plenty of other safe junk foods to eat!

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By kelly01 on Fri, 10-08-04, 18:36

Raising to compliment current Entenmann's thread (because I am too dim today to figure out how to post the link!!)

My son is PA only, so the Entenmanns are w/in our comfort zone.

kelly

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By JND on Wed, 10-13-04, 11:30

Yep, our area is getting the new Entemman's labels now also. My DD is only PA, but I'm worried about TN also, especially because I'm afraid that exposure to "may contains" for TN may end up giving her TNA also. Since Entemman's bolded their allergens, I assumed (apparently foolishly) that they were serious about allergen labeling. So it was a shock to me to see the Entemman's products with "shared equipment" warnings for different tree nuts. Specifically, I'm talking about the choc chip cookies, which I've leaned on as a shelf-stable special treat that I could leave w/ the school (the indiv. packaged ones). And the holiday cupcakes had a warning for cross contamination also, and I had used those in the past. The brownie bites here still have the old labels - I'll be very sorry if those turn up cross contaminated also when the new labels come out. Those were another staple in my school special treats box.

Janet

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By The #L Mouser! on Sun, 09-09-07, 15:35

Quote:Originally posted by JND:
[b]Yep, our area is getting the new Entemman's labels now also............ The brownie bites here still have the old labels - I'll be very sorry if those turn up cross contaminated also when the new labels come out. Those were another staple in my school special treats box.

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I only found *one* box of "Little Bites" that were "Fudge Brownies" five packs to a box. Instead there were "Little Bites" brownie squares(??) that included a warning regarding the presence of treenuts (peanuts too??---can't remember). These were [i]eight packs[/i] to a box. And they were in the same shape as the Strawberry Squares that contain almond. I think they revamped it to share equipment and the product was now in a different number of packages per box and the individual pieces pictured the same shape (different from the brownie bites) as the strawberry squares.

I'm off to buy out what's left in our neighborhood, just in case it's a replacement or the five package per box variety. Anywhoo, the manager at Jewel did give me "half off" when I explained there weren't two of the "old" boxes to fulfill the "buy one get one free".

On the plus side, their Entenmanns table had one box of individually wrapped poundcake slices with no warnings. I'm going to recheck the label to see if I missed something, since the label on the whole poundcakes listed a warning.

No advice, but just saying. I'm really excited about the individual poundcake slices, though. Lemons, lemonaide, wouldn't have thought to look if there wasn't that glitch this morning. (A word of warning, the pound cake slices came at 1.29 a slice at my particular Jewel.) That translates to "for lunches only". Will have to hide them from hubby.

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By tidina on Sun, 09-09-07, 15:43

when i called i was told they dont label for cross contamination so in my book they arent safe.

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By The #L Mouser! on Sun, 09-09-07, 15:54

Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]when i called i was told they dont label for cross contamination so in my book they arent safe.[/b]

but don't they label for "shared equipment"?

To me, that's a form of "cross contamination". Are you saying that they don't label for "made in the same facility as"?

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By The #L Mouser! on Sun, 09-09-07, 16:04

OOOO I have hope!!

It looks like there may be two products.

a "100 calorie" brownie pack and the "little bites fudge brownies" I had been purchasing! Again, no advice, just personally.

[url="http://entenmanns.gwbakeries.com/product.cfm/upc/7203001342"]http://entenmanns.gwbakeries.com/product.cfm/upc/7203001342[/url]

[url="http://entenmanns.gwbakeries.com/product.cfm/upc/7203001778"]http://entenmanns.gwbakeries.com/product.cfm/upc/7203001778[/url]

I do not guarantee the accuracy, currentness, content, or applicability of the links in this post. I am not offering advice.

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By gw_mom3 on Sun, 09-09-07, 17:05

Quote:Originally posted by The #l Mouser!:
[b]
but don't they label for "shared equipment"?

To me, that's a form of "cross contamination". Are you saying that they don't label for "made in the same facility as"?[/b]
I think it must be regional, like hostess. There are entenmann's products around here that ARE labeled with may contain labeling. btw I saw some of the low fat (??) brownie bites that had a may contain nuts label (don't remember which kind of nuts) and regular brownie bites here do not have a warning.

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By Lindajo on Sun, 09-09-07, 17:52

We buy the Little Bites Muffins, Chocolate Chip kind. My kids use them for breakfast in the car on the way to school.

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By The #L Mouser! on Sun, 09-09-07, 20:40

Quote:Originally posted by gw_mom3:
[b] I think it must be regional, like hostess. There are entenmann's products around here that ARE labeled with may contain labeling. btw I saw some of the low fat (??) brownie bites that had a may contain nuts label (don't remember which kind of nuts) and regular brownie bites here do not have a warning.

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if the "low fat" brownie bites are the "100 calorie packs", they appear to be the same shape and size as other flavors of "bites" that [b]do[/b] contain nuts. I haven't seen anything that is the same shape or size as the "little bites fudge brownies", but I might have missed it, or my grocery does not stock it. They appear to be unique in their shape, but I could be wrong. No advice, but I can't keep them in the house long enough for my Asthmatic, class 6 peanut, class 4,5,6 treenut allergic, and multi legume allergic child, who had an anaphylactic reaction to Brachs gummie bears (not intentional that he ate them, long story, didn't even realize they were brachs or had a "manufactured on shared equipment warning". There's an old thread on it, the reaction happened in my [i]own home[/i].

No advice, but as a matter of fact, he's in the kitchen ransacking my supply right now, making himself a sundae with breyer's ice cream (banana bonaza), smucker's strawberry ice cream topping, brownie bites, whip cream, and Betty Crocker "Parlor Perfect" ice cream sprinkles. Oh, and chocolate Reddi whip.

[i]I'm going to join him.[/i] <<>>

[b]Wooo-hooooo![/b]

ps....just *when* did they start making their own sundaes??!

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By The #L Mouser! on Sun, 09-09-07, 20:56

Oh, and next time we stop at the Walmart on 24, I'll check on the "regional thing". That or the Meijers in W.L. Maybe Vernon Hills if I ever get the chance again. I doubt "Dave's" carries them. They have that "in-store" bakery, and I've always found their selection of name brands limited. Now, a Walgreens!! will the wonders ever cease?? Oh, and a new hospital facility within [i]minutes[/i] of our summer home. (Two if you count that biggun on 65.) I'm speechless. Anymore tempting, and I'll move and won't be able to call myself a Chicago girl any longer. Only problem is the schools. It's iffy to me. Not quite sure how a "Tri-County" anything is. I'm wondering if I'd be pleasantly surprised?

Haven't been to the "Puddle Duck" in ages. Since pre children. Wonder if they are still open?

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