Is there any ice cream that is safe for PN/TN allergies?
I would avoid Haagen-Dazs because I received the following email in response to my question on why they failed to label Haagen-Dazs for peanut allergy info:
Thank you for your email requesting nutritional information on Häagen-Dazs® Ice Cream. In an increasingly health-conscious society, we are always pleased to respond to our consumers' questions regarding our products.
Our facilities follow all federal and state regulations with regard to food and food safety. We do not use designated lines for products that contain known allergens, such as nuts and wheat. We do, however, thoroughly cleanse, sterilize and rinse every part of the machinery used in manufacturing, especially parts where any known food allergens come in contact.
The addition of "Manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts and nuts" is not considered mandatory by the FDA standards. If our vendors use this claim on the ingredients they supply us, we will include it on the packages containing that particular ingredient.
We hope that this information is useful to you and we appreciate your taking the time to contact our company to share your concerns. Please watch your mail for coupons that may be used towards future purchases of Häagen-Dazs®. Please allow seven to ten business days for delivery.
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I looked at Great Value in the US 2 weeks ago and found many to have "may contain peanuts" - I was especially disappointed in the individual ice cream cups having peanuts potentially. However, I do appreciate Wal-mart at least labeling for cross contamination since it's not required in the U.S. Crazy that it's not. Trying to figure out how to get the FDA to change that!
Does anyone know about Blue Bell? U can only contact them by writing a letter and Ii haven't done that yet. My Dtr currently eats it as long as no nuts but worry about cross contamination.
Buy an ice cream maker and make your own. That is what I do
In Ontario I buy Chapman's ice cream, and have been for 18 years. The frozen yogurt isn't peanut free but the icecream, icecream cones and ice cream sandwiches are all peanut free. Noname brand from NoFrills, and great value brand from wal lmart have recently become peanut free. Though, I stick to champmans for the flavour selection!!
In Canada - try Chapman's Ice Cream - Look for the peanut free symbol on their packaging.
I have been digging through all the ice cream labels as well. I found Blue Bunny to be pretty good - they at least label for cross contamination. Go to their website & read their statement on how they handle allergens - pretty impressive. I am nervous about Nestle products - which is a lot including Edy's ice cream. I have noticed they are not consistent about labeling for cross contamination & I called once & they said they did not feel it was necessary because of good cleaning but ?.
check the bryers icecreams
i also bought blue belle strawberries an homemade vanilla ing:milk,cream,strawberries,sugar,skim milk,high frctose corn syrup,corn syrup,natural vanilla flavor,citric acid,cellulose gum,veg gums(guar,carrageenan,carob bean)annatto color,salt no waring of nut soy
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