I have been so busy with things here that I have not had a chance to let you know that I did mail about the pb oreo cookies. no response yet. take care claire
I just called Nabisco and for the second time I was told that the pb oreos are made in a separate facility than the other oreos.
Here's the reply I received today after my latest reply to Nabisco (Kraft On-Line Team) stating their original response was "unacceptable".
"Thanks for visiting our Web site again. We certainly appreciate your taking
the time to contact us. We do understand your concern. We hope this
information is helpful to you. As you know, we have recently launched OREO
Double Delight Peanut Butter 'n Chocolate Creme Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
that contain peanut.
Our other OREO products (OREO Sandwich cookies, DOUBLE STUF, Chocolate Creme
OREO, Mini OREO, Chocolate Mini OREO, Fudge Covered OREO, White Fudge
Covered OREO, Fudge Covered Mint OREO, Halloween OREO, Smilin' OREO, Spring
OREO, as well as OREO Crunchies, Crumbs, Crusts, and Cones) are manufactured
in other facilities or on other lines and do not contain peanuts.
We ask that you continue to check the ingredient statement on all products,
as production schedule for new and existing products are always subject to
We do hope that you find this helpful. Thanks for contacting us again."
At this point I don't know what to believe! I just stopped purchasing them and started baking cookies myself.
How aggravating is this? In light of the email from Kraft/Nabisco that Fran just received, above, I sent the following message:
I just have to follow up with another question...I belong to a large online
community of people with, and parents of children with, severe food
allergies. In the past two days, several members have emailed Kraft and
received a different answer than the one I received previously. That is,
they have been told that the Peanut Butter Oreo's are being made on
completely different lines than the other Oreo products.
Could you please clarify which is true? Are the PB Oreo's being run on the
same productions lines as the regular Oreo's, or are they run on separate
And guess what? I got the EXACT same response I received the first time...and I even copied the initial response into my email above!
Thank you for visiting our web site!
We will still have the regular oreos available
While we have some products which run on dedicated lines, most of our lines
are designed to be convertIble to other products with the appropriate
sanitation procedures to ensure a safe changeover
We take special precautions to thoroughly clean and sanitize all our
production lines between product changeovers
We build these cleaning procedures into our safety systems to make sure
there is no carryover from allergenic proteins, for example: when switching
from nut-containing products to one without nuts
We are confident in the sanitation procedures we have in place
Please add us to your bookmarks, and visit us again!
What is going on here? I'm really angry now...all I want is a straight answer...
Both times that I have called, the reps. have read me the same statement from the computer but then go on to say more specifically that the pb oreos are made in a separate facility. Is it possible that if you e-mail them, you automatically get the canned statement that someone in the PR department has written and if you call you get more accurate info?
Does anyone know who the president of Kraft is??? Maybe we can start handwriting letters to the president in regards to keeping oreo's safe. If we can inlist our friends and families and any organizations that we may belong to,to send letters on behalf our our PA children/adults maybe then we will get some results from the company.
My brother in law works for Kraft/Nabisco in New Jersey so I will e-mail my sister to get any of the head honcho's names and addresses for the company. I will let everyone know as soon as I can get any information.
I think I asked this before, but maybe not this directly...
Are we sending mixed messages by asking Nabisco to "keep the regular Oreos safe", when they've been made on shared lines all along??
Maybe this is one of those comfort zone issues. Maybe some of us feel the regular Oreos HAVE been safe all along, even though they've been on shared lines - without proper labeling?
I'm concerned that we may be sending the wrong message. Isn't the labeling at the heart of the whole issue? Perhaps for some, but not for others? I'm getting a bit confused, I think.
Check back on this thread to my post of 4/26 - I included the Kraft CEO's name and address. If you can't get it for any reason let me know and I will re-post it.
Amy (going nuts)
Thank you, I must have missed this when I was crusing through the comments today. I think that we all need to send this woman a letter. I will be writing my letter tonight.
I e-mailed my sister in regards to finding out about pb oreo's. From what my sister has told me PB Oreo's are not made in the same facility as regular oreo's.
They are produced with an outside manufacturer. My BIL works for Kraft in New Jersey but was originally from Nabisco.
Much to my family's dismay, I no longer purchase Nabisco products. Stupid me thought everything was on dedicated lines all along. I do feel now that the cross contamination Dylan had in Feb. was due to Chips Ahoy (in the blue bag) which I didn't think at the time. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
I sent my plea to Nabisco and will call tomorrow. These companies are all about dollars and cents. If we continue to hit them up with the fact that our entire school(s) will not allow any oreo product if it turns out that these cookies are made in the same facility, we may make headway. I will not give up!!!!!!!
I went to Food lion Saturday and guess what was at the front of the store. PB/choc Oreos! I was so mad all the way through the store I could hardly remember what I came for. With all of the Peanut allergy awareness going on you would think that some of the people would get the idea. Why mess up a good thing. I emailed my 2 cents!!!!!!!
I received a long written letter from Nabisco essentially repeating what we've heard before; that the PB OReos will be made in a separate facility or on separate lines, but to check the ingredient statement just in case a last minute change necessitates running them on a different line.
I came away from the letter feeling that they are probably safe, and that Nabisco is covering it's collective you-know-what. But then the neurotic mom voice pipes up and says, but what if? I really hate this, and certainly don't think anything has really been resolved.
When I sat down at the computer today...this is what I found. My year old son had written this letter which I will mail to Nabisco.
STOP MAKING OREOS WITH PEANUT BUTTER!!
Hello I am Thomas R------- of North Carolina. I am very upset that you make oreo cookies with peanut butter. I am severely allergic to peanuts. Even if you wash the machines you could still send me to the emergency room. So me and 1 million other kids will never have oreos again. They where my favorite cookies! I am 10 and am trying to make a difference for the first time. So please get rid of the peanut butter oreos. If you do you will make millions of peanut allergic kids thrilled and able to eat oreos again.
Maybe our kids can get to them. Let's try to get them to write letters and mail them and see if anything happens.
Hi everyone! Been a long time. Just finished my grocery shopping and ran across the peanut butter oreos. Needless to say - I'm ticked! Thought I'd see if anyone else had found these goodies and I see I'm way behind the times. Just glad everyone is taking action.
What I'm wondering, specifically for Cayley's Mom, is if she can remember what specific thing happened in our campaign with Kellogg's that made them sit up and take notice (even though we didn't like the response). It seems to me we really got their attention and if I remember correctly it was inadvertently through a CSR - but please correct me if I'm wrong. I see references to the Nestle issue - but really I don't think an American campaign will be as great as anything that happened with Nestle Canada.
Another avenue to explore media wise would be through Katie Couric (sp?) - doesn't she have a young relative with PA?
As always these days - gotta run too soon. Let me know what I can do beyond the letter and email campaign!
Hey Philip's Mom! Great to see you around again. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Chris was the deciding factor that got us to the bottom of the Kellogg USA issue, IMHO. His phone calls to the "higher ups" really made the difference for us. Chris has indicated that unfortunately he's super busy with other PA projects right now - but he has promised to try to find time to call Nabisco and refer to this campaign. Until that happens, I'm afraid we're in a kind of limbo....
I have been following each and every post in this thread closely and believe me - I won't let this rest until we get a definitive answer on safe/unsafe OREOS. OK, I'm off to pester Chris with yet another e-mail.... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
It's been a verrrrrrrrrrry long time.
I sent my letter in.
Just bringing this to the top again to keep it in everyone's mind. Maybe it's time to start sending 2nd letters and start making 2nd phonecalls!
I just sent another letter.
Maybe I just haven't taken notice, but I haven't seen these in my local grocery stores yet. I'm in NY (obviously!). Has anyone in my area seen them yet?
Jus made a special trip down the cookie aisle this a.m. shopping at Wal*Mart and there they were.
I know in the FAAN newsletter this past month Nabisco made a statement that the PB Oreos will be made in different plants as the regular Oreos. Is this something we should not trust? I have not given my dd Oreos yet as I am not sure whether to be comfortable with them or not.
Wow, there seems to be nothing to hang onto. Definitely not a brand. Not even FAAN's report? I still feel fairly new at this (though it's been 10 months for us since PA diagnosis), but I thought that maybe I could calm down and trust FAAN's word. Wouldn't they do a thorough investigation before publicizing the safety of regular Oreos and stating that they are "made on different lines and do not contain peanut"?
We all have our own comfort levels. I personally am patiently waiting for a reply to the two letters (by regular mail) and the one e-mail that I sent to Nabisco about this. I want it in writing that the regular oreos are still safe before I feed them to my child.
Quote:Originally posted by Cookie:
[b]Wouldn't they do a thorough investigation before publicizing the safety of regular Oreos and stating that they are "made on different lines and do not contain peanut"? [/b]
I would like to think so, but my gut feeling is that it's more likely FAAN simply published whatever statement Nabisco's Corporate Relations/Marketing department sent them. I would LOVE to be proven wrong, since we've nearly exhausted our supply of the "safe" Oreos.
Since we've received so much conflicting info from Nabisco about whether or not separate facilities are used to produce the pb version of Oreos, I question whether the marketing folks who contacted FAAN would have any better knowledge than anyone else at Nabisco would. They seem to be a company whose left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Someone please tell me I'm wrong...
Gosh, I hate to be a downer but has anyone noticed that regular Oreos contain peanut flour??? I have not given this food to my PA son for fear that he'd react to them. Is peanut flour SAFE????
I have never seen peanut flour listed as an ingredient in regular Oreos. Could you specify the package size and what store and state you bought it in?
I've also never seen peanut flour listed on the regular oreos. I did just see it on the new coffee flavor oreos yesterday. What a shame - sounds pretty yummy!
See manufactures tread for why Nabisco list peanut flour as an ingredient in some Oreos. It
Just sent my e-mail. I will also call tomorrow. Unfortunately being a relatively new PA mom I didn't even know this was a safe snack.
Sorry, I misspoke. It was the Double Delight Oreos (mint flavor) that listed peanut flour as an ingredient, not the regular kind. Package was purchased in California.
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The only OREO cookies that contain any peanut ingredients -are the OREO Double Delight
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies --Peanut Butter 'N Chocolate Creme, Mint 'N Creme and Coffee 'N
Creme varieties. These are all manufactured on the same equipment and because of the
potential for unavoidable cross-contact, the Mint and Coffee varieties list peanut flour in the
ingredient statement. Other OREO products, including traditional OREO Chocolate Sandwich
Cookies, currently are produced in other facilities that do not produce Double Delight varieties
and on production lines that do not produce peanut-containing products.
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So everyone please let me know if you feel comfy with these or not??????????? Has anyone else recieved a different response?
When I heard about the peanut butter Oreos, I automatically took all Oreos off of my personal "safe" list. Even though it's been a year since this thread was started, I emailed the company today, adding my two cents about what damage peanut can do to an increasing number of PA consumers.
Thanks for posting that answer for us, Danielle. I am totally comfortable with regular OREOS since they're not even made in the same facility as the PB ones.
I am a concerned parent and followed this thread as far as the year 2005. It is now 2012 and my son has been eating Oreo cookies all this time. I was not aware until now. I guess I think it safe to say that Nabisco was careful to separate the peanut butter Oreos from the rest because my son did not have a reaction, but I will investigate further. Thank you.
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