Quaker

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By JenEmm on Fri, 09-21-07, 03:39

I posted this in the Manufacturers section as well.
I received this today.

******** Important Notice: Quaker

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By SFMom on Wed, 09-26-07, 06:59

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

My kids LOVE the little Chocolate Drizzle and Cinnamon rice cakes!

This is just one more example of companies having NO CONCERN FOR PUBLIC HEALTH and NOT CARING about people with food allergies.

They should rot in HE-doublehockeysticks!

I will never buy any of their products ever again.

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By erik on Wed, 09-26-07, 12:34

Quote:Originally posted by SFMom:
[b]Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

My kids LOVE the little Chocolate Drizzle and Cinnamon rice cakes!

This is just one more example of companies having NO CONCERN FOR PUBLIC HEALTH and NOT CARING about people with food allergies.

They should rot in HE-doublehockeysticks!

I will never buy any of their products ever again.[/b]

Actually, we should not be too harsh as Quaker [b]does care[/b] about people with food allergies. First, they gave us advance notice of this change. Second, even though these specific products will not be safe any more which is regrettable, I would not stop buying their products as they have the complete line of peanut-free granola bars available.

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By SFMom on Wed, 09-26-07, 23:42

I have never seen any cookies, crakers, or foods here in California that are labeled "peanut free" the way they are in Canada.

I don't understand why they don't export them.

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By gw_mom3 on Thu, 09-27-07, 03:06

Quote:Originally posted by SFMom:
[b]I have never seen any cookies, crakers, or foods here in California that are labeled "peanut free" the way they are in Canada.

I don't understand why they don't export them.[/b]
The OP is talking about Quaker in Canada so the same thing may not apply to Quaker USA. You might want to call Quaker to ask about the products you use that are currently safe.

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By SFMom on Sun, 09-30-07, 02:18

That's a very good point. I will call the company next week and see if it applies to the USA. I'll report what I find out, in this thread.

I noticed a few months ago that their regular large rice cakes now have a peanut warning on them. One more reason to ALWAYS read the label no matter what. Just like Snyder's pretzels, sheeh -- you just can't trust anything.

I agree that it's very good of Quaker to "warn us" in advance about upcoming change of manufacturing and nut contamination, but I'm angry that they need to have nuts associated with their products at all. They take perfectly good products that we can eat -- rice cakes -- and ruin them for us. I have to wonder if the oatmeal is next.

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By Kelly H on Mon, 10-08-07, 03:30

Originally Posted By: erikQuote:Originally posted by SFMom:
[b]Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

My kids LOVE the little Chocolate Drizzle and Cinnamon rice cakes!

This is just one more example of companies having NO CONCERN FOR PUBLIC HEALTH and NOT CARING about people with food allergies.

They should rot in HE-doublehockeysticks!

I will never buy any of their products ever again.[/b]

Actually, we should not be too harsh as Quaker [b]does care[/b] about people with food allergies. First, they gave us advance notice of this change. Second, even though these specific products will not be safe any more which is regrettable, I would not stop buying their products as they have the complete line of peanut-free granola bars available.

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/hyperion1/2005-2/granola2.jpg[/img]

Boy are you lucky to live in Canada!! The labeling is amazing!!! I'm very jealous!!

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By SFMom on Wed, 10-10-07, 06:25

OK, I called the American Quaker company. The customer service rep said that as far as she knew, the American company had no plans to change the Mini Delights product. She did not hear of any changes planning to be made to the product or its labeling.

However....I'm not sure if I totally believe her. Recently the large Quaker rice cakes started carrying a peanut warning. So I wouldn't be surprised if some of their other products start carrying peanut warnings as well. I will be keeping my eyes open, and so should anyone who buys Quaker products.

I wish they sold those "peanut free" labeled products here where I live! **sigh***

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By happycat on Wed, 10-10-07, 16:10

Originally Posted By: SFMomOK, I called the American Quaker company. The customer service rep said that as far as she knew, the American company had no plans to change the Mini Delights product. She did not hear of any changes planning to be made to the product or its labeling.

You know, that's odd. I recieved an updated warning from Anaphylaxis Canada earlier this week, that said that it was only the products produced at an American manufacturing facility that were affected (not rice cakes produced in Canada). Here's what they emailed me:

"Recently, Pepsi-QTG Canada, the manufacturer of Quaker

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By SFMom on Wed, 10-10-07, 18:13

This is troubling. I will call Quaker again. You know how it is...sometimes one customer service rep has the correct information and another doesn't...

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By SFMom on Mon, 10-15-07, 23:25

OK, this time I emailed Quaker customer relations and indeed, the Mini Delights will soon have traces of peanuts. Here is their response:

RE: Quaker Mini Delights , REF.# 026257358A

Thanks for asking about the peanut warning on Quaker Mini Delights. You are correct; [b]our Mini Delights will soon have a "may contain traces of peanuts" warning on the package.[/b] We're sharing your concern about this labeling with the appropriate department.

However, it's important to note that some of the older packages of Mini Delights will still be on the shelves while the newer packages are phased in. If there may be traces of peanuts in the product, there would be a bold statement underneath the ingredients listing stating that it "may contain traces of peanuts". Please check both the box and the individual packs for this information. If the packages do not have this statement, they are safe for your kids to enjoy.

We're sorry to disappoint you and your kids with this news. We appreciate your business and hope this information helped to clarify your confusion.

Brandon
Quaker Consumer Response

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[i]I have heard that soon the Quaker Mini Delights will have a peanut warning on them because the production line is going to change. Is this true My kids are allergic to peanuts and LOVE the Mini Delights. Please research this and let me know for sure if this is going to happen Every time I call your number I get a different answer about it and I need to know the TRUTH about this. Thank you.[/i]

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By momof2girls on Wed, 11-07-07, 15:23

Originally Posted By: gw_mom3Quote:Originally posted by SFMom:
[b]I have never seen any cookies, crakers, or foods here in California that are labeled "peanut free" the way they are in Canada.

I don't understand why they don't export them.[/b]
The OP is talking about Quaker in Canada so the same thing may not apply to Quaker USA. You might want to call Quaker to ask about the products you use that are currently safe.

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I was just thinking the same thing about the oatmeal. My daughter eats it almost every morning! OMG what would we do.

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