Stauffer\'s Animal Crackers

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By snowcat749 on Thu, 07-27-06, 18:46

Hello all:

Stauffer's Animal Crackers has changed it label. It now says "May contain traces of peanuts and tree nuts." My DS has been eating those for over a year. I just bought a new jar and did not check the label when I got it (my mistake). For some reason I decide to go thru my pantry and check the labels of everything again, and low and behold I nearly fainted when I saw that... I could swear it was not there before. I looked up an older jar and it did not have the warning on the label. The one I usually buy comes in a bear shaped plastic jar and I find it at Babies R Us. I checked their web site and they have dozens of different packages. Be aware please. I will contact Babies R Us next to let then know.

Take care.

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By josh'smom on Wed, 08-09-06, 14:36

These have always had a peanut warning when I have seen them.

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By Timmysmom on Wed, 08-09-06, 14:54

Ditto here, I've always seen a warning on them. Barnums are much better in my opinion, although they may be more expensive.

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By DRobbins on Wed, 08-09-06, 15:03

Quote:Originally posted by Timmysmom:
[b]Ditto here, I've always seen a warning on them. Barnums are much better in my opinion, although they may be more expensive.[/b]

I haven't used them in years, so I don't have personal experience with the Barnum's animal crackers (made by Nabisco, I believe), but if you do a search, I think you'll find that several people here have reported reactions to the Barnum's animal crackers.

--Debbie

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By Timmysmom on Wed, 08-09-06, 15:10

Quote:Originally posted by DRobbins:
[b] I haven't used them in years, so I don't have personal experience with the Barnum's animal crackers (made by Nabisco, I believe), but if you do a search, I think you'll find that several people here have reported reactions to the Barnum's animal crackers.

--Debbie

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My PA son has been eating Barnums for years, most recently last week, never had a problem with them.

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By josh'smom on Wed, 08-09-06, 16:05

My PA/EA 2 1/2 year old son has been eating Barnum animals crackers since he could eat cookies. Before and after we found out about his allergy. They were my favorite when I was little. He and big sis love when I buy the little boxes with the string. Cross our fingers no problems so far. We also eat the Austin animal crackers (contains wheat milk and soy).

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By NCMom on Wed, 08-09-06, 19:18

I don't think it was until this year that the Stauffer's animal crackers carried the warning label. When I look back, I can think of several instances when my PA son and now my TNA youngest son both threw up after having those at church. We just stay away from all animal crackers now - have never called about the Barnum ones.

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By joeybeth on Thu, 08-17-06, 14:13

it seems like the individual, small bags of stauffers animal crackers may have been "safe" (or at least not labelled as unsafe) but the larger bags or plastic tubs at the store have a peanut/treenut warning on the label. did anyone else notice that?

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By schnoob on Thu, 08-17-06, 19:17

Are these the small boxes with the little handle ? I looked at these at our grocery store yesterday and couldn't see a warning.

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By perpetually perplexed on Thu, 08-17-06, 20:55

A few years ago I had a nice and long conversation with the NEW quality control manager. He told me while the cookies are made on a PFree line they are dumped into a common truck/bin for packaging. They use the bins for all things. This is were the contamination would come from. He was hired to straighten out things like this. From that point on I knew they were not safe. Correct labeling was high on this guys agenda, I am glad to see it finally there.

We too eat the Barnum animal crackers...NEVER the stauffers!!

PP

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By josh'smom on Fri, 08-18-06, 02:05

schnoob-the little boxes with the string are barnum that are safe. Is that what you were wondering. I thing we get them at Walmart.

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By joeybeth on Fri, 08-18-06, 03:30

the little servings of stauffers animal crackers i was talking about came in small, individual bags. (like small bags of chips come in). i think the group that sold them at school bought them at Sam's Club. those are the only ones i've ever seen without a warning on them.

the only ones (stauffers) i can find in town are in the large bags and plastic tubs. those both have "may contain" warnings on them. my kids don't really eat animal crackers anyhow...so it's no big loss for me. they did when they were younger though.

has anyone seen the "bugs" crackers/cookies you can get? i don't think they have a "may contain" warning on them and they are pretty yummy. we bought those for one of our school parties when the kids made ice cream sundaes last year. they used the insect cookies to decorate their ice cream. they are really cute.

i have never found any of the iced/frosted varieties of animal crackers to give my kids. they all have a warning. my kids would love to have some of those.

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By josh'smom on Fri, 08-18-06, 12:42

We eat the iced ones that are pink and white with sprinkles on them. I don't have any right now to give you them brand, but I will look at the store today. My kids have loved them and I have never seen a warning on the ones I buy. Maybe I just got lucky and now they have a warning.

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By josh'smom on Fri, 08-18-06, 14:30

The iced ones are Keebler Frosted. Contains: milk, wheat and soy.My kids love them. They are the only ones without peanut or treenut warning. Are Keebler ok?

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By joeybeth on Fri, 08-18-06, 17:37

thanks for the info. i'll check those out! my kids will be thrilled. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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