Any info on Pacific Natural Foods?

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 1:06pm
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I just purchased a couple of packages of ready-made Chicken Stew (from Safeway) made by Pacific Natural Foods. The ingredients are very basic though no allergy labeling.

If it tastes good, this would be perfect for travelling. They also make chili, soups etc. Has anyone called this company before? I went to their website and sent an email but probably won't hear back until Monday.

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 1:24pm
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No, but when you hear from them, please post. DH may have called them on their vegetable stock because I know we've used it (and he does most of the cooking). I did buy some more today, and I also bought the some broccoli soup and was thinking that I would need to call about that before using it (didn't have time to call in the store like I typically would, and it's so seldom that I get to the store--and chances are, it's fine, so I took the risk and bought it--can always donate it to our church's food pantry).
Anyway--I know we've used used the veggie stock, but nothing more interesting that I know of.

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 1:40pm
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McCobbre, I hope they're safe and yummy because they'd be so convenient for traveling! I'll let you know when I get a reply to my email. Thanks for your info.

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:53pm
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I've found their web site ([url]http://www.pacificfoods.com/products-faqs.php[/url]). There was no mention of being nut-free but I did find this, which was interesting:
What is "Certified to the Source

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 10:11pm
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I've called them on their beverages and broths. They said everything is run on the same lines, they have some treenut products, but they thoroughly clean and batch test the product for allergens before running new product.
They sent me some info on those products which breaks out what allergens are in what foods....they seem allergy aware, but I haven't tried the products yet. I don't think they use peanut products in anything, but again I only checked the beverages and broths, which definitely don't have peanuts.
I'm not sure if this post helps at all...but that's what I know. Meg

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 11:12pm
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Thanks for everyone's info!
Many of the products are Kosher, gluten-free, etc. so they're definitely aware. But as I said in my first post, there is no BOLD allergen labeling on the package even though there is wheat flour in the stew.
I'll let you know when they reply to my email.
[This message has been edited by Adele (edited April 29, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 11/22/2006 - 1:58am
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I called today about the vegetable broth. They told me that the containers w/ingredients are all stored in the same area, but anything with tree nuts has large allergen warnings on them. They make beverages with almond & hazelnut in them. He said they are made on the same lines as the broths, but clean the lines in between runs. I guess I still get nervous with when companies say they clean the lines. I wasn't comfortable enough with the answer to try it on Thanksgiving...don't want to spend Turkey Day in the ER.

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 1:24pm
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No, but when you hear from them, please post. DH may have called them on their vegetable stock because I know we've used it (and he does most of the cooking). I did buy some more today, and I also bought the some broccoli soup and was thinking that I would need to call about that before using it (didn't have time to call in the store like I typically would, and it's so seldom that I get to the store--and chances are, it's fine, so I took the risk and bought it--can always donate it to our church's food pantry).
Anyway--I know we've used used the veggie stock, but nothing more interesting that I know of.

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 1:40pm
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McCobbre, I hope they're safe and yummy because they'd be so convenient for traveling! I'll let you know when I get a reply to my email. Thanks for your info.

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:53pm
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Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

I've found their web site ([url]http://www.pacificfoods.com/products-faqs.php[/url]). There was no mention of being nut-free but I did find this, which was interesting:
What is "Certified to the Source

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 10:11pm
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Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

I've called them on their beverages and broths. They said everything is run on the same lines, they have some treenut products, but they thoroughly clean and batch test the product for allergens before running new product.
They sent me some info on those products which breaks out what allergens are in what foods....they seem allergy aware, but I haven't tried the products yet. I don't think they use peanut products in anything, but again I only checked the beverages and broths, which definitely don't have peanuts.
I'm not sure if this post helps at all...but that's what I know. Meg

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