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Silk Brand Soy Milk - Is it safe?

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By allergymama on Wed, 12-28-11, 12:48

Does anyone know if Silk Soy Milk is safe for someone with a peanut/tree nut allergy? Silk Brand also makes Almond milk and Coconut milk.

Any thoughts?

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By allergymama on Thu, 12-29-11, 12:54

I was hoping someone else on this forum also deals with a milk allergy. My child has a peanut/tree nut allergy. Now we have just become allergic to milk. So I'm looking for an alternative milk that is nut allergy safe.

Silk milk has a disclaimer on every package which says it is made on on shared equipment with Almond milk and Coconut milk. We I called the company I was told they batch test the soy milk for almond and coconut. If present, they dispose of the soy milk. They follow good manufacturing practices and follow a strict cleaning process. But still it makes me very nervous.

So I was really hoping someone else on this forum could tell me that they use Silk Soy milk without any problems. Or has anyone heard of problems with Silk Soy milk for a nut allergic person?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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By cervonil on Mon, 01-02-12, 21:53

Alot of people in my allergy group have stopped using Silk Soy milk due to this. I can't remember if they had problems, or just was scared of the warning. I would never drink it if my son had a Tree nut allergy, specifically almond. Many of them use SO Delicious Coconut Milk now.

We don't have milk allergy and I hope some people with personal experience reply but this board has been slow and I just wanted to pass on what I know from others.

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By peanutskill on Tue, 01-03-12, 06:15

My daughter used to drink silk, but I am not sure that they had the almond milk. Apparently coconut is ok for someone with a tree nut allergy unless they are specifically allergic to coconut. I had seen on a coconut cream pie allergy warning that it contained tree nuts with coconut in parenthesis, so I called the company and they told me the only tree nut was the coconut...so I called the allergist and they said that coconuts are not tree nuts.

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By jbug on Thu, 01-05-12, 00:47

We use Silk Soy Milk. My daughter is allergic to peanuts and coconut. We have not had a problem, been using it for 3 years now. I currently have a generic store brand, but if I remember correctly the package says processed in the same facility to go online for more info. When I did that here is what you get http://switchtosilk.com/allergens/ . We are still using it. However I have found generic brands of soy milk don't usually carry a warning. Specifically Wal-mart. Since Wal-mart is usually crazy with their warnings I take that as a good thing, but I have never actually verified.

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