Arrowroot baby cookies (blue package)

Posted on: Thu, 08/02/2001 - 11:32am
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I was very upset tonight when I went to purchase Mr. Christie arrowroots in the "new" blue package. They had an allergy warning on them (May contain P/N). Now don't get me wrong, the allergy warning is great, and I support Christie (Nabisco) products for that reason, however, what are these cookies doing being promoted in the baby section. Are people not being warned not to feed our children these foods until well after the first year!!

So far my baby daughter does not have any allergies, but I'm not taking any chances. Please buyer beware. Don't expose!!

These items are in Canada so it may be different in the States.

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2001 - 12:50pm
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Must be a new thing! I bought a box of the blue arrowroot cookies last week (in the US) and they were listed as peanut free. Vince isn't eating wheat yet, but I bought them because I like arrowroot cookies and they haven't reacted with me (or thus Vince), yet! Is this something new I'll need to watch out for in future boxes?
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Rosemary N.

Posted on: Sat, 08/04/2001 - 2:31pm
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This has me very concerned! The Arrowroot cookies are about the only "factory" made baked good we will feed our child. I will try to call Nabisco (US) ASAP this week about this. I have not seen an label change in the US regarding a "may contain" statement. Previously, anytime I have called Nabisco (US) I have had a prompt & satisfactory response to my question. I hope to at least get preliminary answers on this subject & will post here. Has anyone in Canada called about this concern there?
SIGH. I am hoping that this product won't become off-limits too. Our child calls these his "special brown cookies."
EB

Posted on: Sat, 08/04/2001 - 9:34pm
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As I said, the arrowroots in the "yellow box" are safe here in Canada. The "new" arrowroot in the "blue" box have a warning. My brother lives in Texas and they feed there baby the arrowroots from the blue box because they don't break as easily. I told him about our warning, but they said there isn't one on their box.
I hope your cookies are safe for your child's sake. It would be a shame.
I definately know the Canadian cookies are not safe.
Take care,

Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2001 - 1:59am
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Spoke with Nabisco rep by telephone & per Nabisco USA regarding their US produced Arrowroot cookies: their Arrowroot cookie in US as currently produced does NOT have risk of peanut content. He also stated that he had no current info that indicates an upcoming change in the content. (Though, as always, we are instructed to read the ingredient label EACH time we purchase their products.) As with all previous Nabisco products I've called about, the rep told me that Nabisco will ALWAYS label for risk of cross-contamination &/or include full disclosure of ingredients directly on product label.
He could give me no info on the Canada-produced item. (That info must come from their Canada reps.)
If this cookie in a "peanut-free" form becomes totally unavailable in Canada, perhaps we US-PA's can help out in getting some to you?!
EB

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