My 11 year old multiply allergic would really like to know if tic tacs are safe for him- they do list natural flavoring. I don't even know who makes these.
I haven't called on them, but I'm PA/TNA and have eaten them all my life with no problems. I have some right now, actually and they are distributed by "Ferrero," whatever company that is.
Cayley also eats them all the time with no trouble, but I haven't called the company to make sure. I guess I look at them like chewing gum - Trident gum is safe, so Tic Tacs should be safe, too? Hmmmm, never thought to check them, but anyway, she eats them all the time.
This is the email they sent:
Thank you for your letter regarding Tic Tac brand mints.
Ferrero has built Tic Tac to its current position as one of the world's leading breath mints by 1 strictest dedication to quality ingredients and production.
Although Tic Tac does not contain any ingredients that are derived from peanuts, tree nuts, soy or dairy products, we cannot guarantee that there could not be cross-contamination since all our ingredients are purchased from outside sources and they do not certify that they are allergen- free.
As a manufacturer of quality confectionery products, we share the concerns of our customers. We ask you to consult your doctor with regard to any health concerns you may have.
WHAT A COP OUT!
Quote:Originally posted by AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis:
[b]Although Tic Tac does not contain any ingredients that are derived from peanuts, tree nuts, soy or dairy products, we cannot guarantee that there could not be cross-contamination since all our ingredients are purchased from outside sources and they do not certify that they are allergen- free.[/b]
This is the same response all manufacturers give me (except for Nestle and Chapmans). Very very few manufacturers will actually guarantee a product is peanut-free.
Since they don't use any peanuts or tree nuts in their manufacturing, this product is fine for me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I have eaten Tic Tacs all my life.
DD (PA and TNA) has also eaten Tic Tacs for at least the past 5 years w/ no problem.
My guess is we may be seeing this type of "cop out" answer more since the labeling bill. I totally agree with better labeling, but also am afraid it will cause generic "we are not resposible for anything" statements and labeling.
Eveyone needs to watch this IMHO. I would love to see the US have some treats go for the "Safe to Share" advertising we see happening in Canada. Here right now we have "Safe means Covering My Butt"
i got the same answer when i called. my son use to eat them all the time. do people still eat them after diagnosed with PA? same with Pez. they cant guarantee but it seems people with PA can eat them?? not sure?
Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]do people still eat them after diagnosed with PA? [/b]
yes, I eat Tic Tacs [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] usually orange flavour
We eat orange Tic Tac's as well. No problem for us!!
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