Are you comfortable using Quaker Oats Oatmeal

Posted on: Thu, 06/13/2002 - 11:47am
KATHYANN's picture
Joined: 09/29/2001 - 09:00

pJust wondering if anyone is concerned using Quaker Oats Oatmeal since they also have Banana nut. I want to make oatmeal cookies with the rolled oats plain but am alittle cautious . Any info? thanks , Kathy Ann/p

Posted on: Fri, 06/14/2002 - 1:45am
deeanne26's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

I feel comfortable. My daughter has been using Quaker Oats brand for over a year without any problems.

Posted on: Fri, 06/14/2002 - 5:45am
nicoleg's picture
Joined: 03/30/2001 - 09:00

Yes. I think they actually responded to this website once explaining that if there is no warning label then it's safe.

Posted on: Fri, 06/14/2002 - 7:37am
ACBaay's picture
Joined: 03/19/2002 - 09:00

Yes, we have used it regularly for 5 years. A while back, I called the company and was assured that it was safe.

Posted on: Thu, 06/20/2002 - 12:09pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I prefer not to use the flavored oatmeal, but buy the big containers of old-fashioned or one-minute.

Posted on: Thu, 06/20/2002 - 12:43pm
Dawn's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

We have used the cinnamon flavored oatmeal for years without a problem.

Posted on: Sun, 06/23/2002 - 10:47am
TJMOM5's picture
Joined: 08/10/2000 - 09:00

My peanut allergic son reacts severely to all Quaker Flavored Instant oatmeals. The Vanilla flavor in particular.
The company could not assure me as to want the natural flavors were in the mixes because they purchase elsewhere.
My son eats the plain instant oatmeal just fine.

Posted on: Sun, 06/23/2002 - 11:04am
TJMOM5's picture
Joined: 08/10/2000 - 09:00

Do a search in the archives regarding this subject. I found this quote.
"Hi everyone who responded!! I just want to say that when I called Quaker, they didn't specify any particular food, but just flat-out said that all foods are run on shared lines w/other products, and that peanut products are among those products. It may be true that certain foods are not shared on lines w/peanut foods,but maybe they aren't wanting to deal w/ potential lawsuits or something- like the companies that out "may contain peanuts" on their labels, instead of dealing w/people w/allergies. Also, I live in MA, and ALSO shop at Stop&Shop!! I will call the contact I have at the corporate office, and ask them if their oatmeal is safe. (I will get into that in another post- I have to put the kids to bed,...ugh!) AS for Canada, I think that's cool that they have a peanut/nut-free manufacturing plant. I don't live too far, but not close enough to go shopping there. "

Posted on: Mon, 06/24/2002 - 3:27am
austin2001's picture
Joined: 05/03/2002 - 09:00

I called Quaker Oats about 2 weeks ago to find out about their oatmeal (i wanted to make chocolate oatmeal drop cookies....) and I was informed that all the instant oatmeals are on shared lines, and the only truly safe ones are the ones that come in the cardboard cannisters....old fashioned and quick oats.....Hope this helps....

Posted on: Mon, 06/24/2002 - 5:10am
deeanne26's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

I should have further explained in my earlier posting that I make my own "instant" oatmeal. I put the Quaker Old Fashioned Oats in a blender with sugar and cinnamon. Blend it to a fine consistency. In the mornings all I have to do is mix in hot water. My daughter loves it.

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