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Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 4:50am
Naturemom's picture
Joined: 09/30/2004 - 09:00

How do people feel about Ritz crackers (the plain or whole wheat ones)? Does anybody with sesame allergy eat them? I just spent a long period of time on the phone with their customer service rep (she kept reading me the same "if there was any chance that . . . it would be on the label" but that is for the 8 major allergens. I'm not sure about sesame, and she couldn't tell me if anything else was run on that line.
Does anybody have more exact info?

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 6:00am
mcmom's picture
Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

My son is allergic to sesame (although he is not severely allergic) and he has eaten Ritz crackers since he was a baby without a problem.

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 9:31am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

My sesame allergic son eats Ritz with no problem. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 10:02am
Sandra Y's picture
Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

I've never called the company, but my sesame allergic son also eats Ritz often. It's one of the few American crackers we can find easily in Korea, so in the last year he has eaten them even more than usual and we have never had a problem.
Another one he eats is low-fat Wheat Thins, which he loves. We can't get them here, but he ate them often in the U.S. I have one precious box of them here that I'm saving for a rainy day.

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 1:04pm
toomanynuts's picture
Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

We use back nature crackers. Nut free line.

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 8:41pm
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

My son is also allergic to sesame and eats Ritz crackers frequently. We buy the Whole Wheat Ritz as we prefer them but he has eaten the plain and the low fat, too. I've never noticed a problem when he eats them.

Posted on: Thu, 10/07/2004 - 7:34am
Naturemom's picture
Joined: 09/30/2004 - 09:00

Thanks, guys. Unfortunately, Steve from Nabisco called while we were out and left a message on my answering machine that a small amount of sesame oil was an actual ingredient in the Ritz regular crackers. He recommended that ds not eat them. I can't believe that this is not listed at all on the box. UNBELIEVABLE!
Take care,


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