Dear Jean, Thank you for taking the time to send an e-mail to Barbara's Bakery about cereals which your son can eat. Shredded Spoonfuls does not contain peanuts or other nuts. Nuts are produced in another building at the same processing facility, but the chance of cross contamination is virtually non-existent. He also may want to try our Original Puffins, and Shredded Oats cereals as they also do not contain nuts and nuts are produced in another building at the same processing facility so cross contamination is virtually non-existent. There may be many other cereals your son can eat, these are just ones from the top of my head. Please check out our website at [url="http://www.barbarasbakery.com"]www.barbarasbakery.com[/url] and click on Product Lines and Our Products to search for other cereals. If you would like for me to provide additional information about other cereals, please send me another e-mail with the products you are interested in purchasing. We hope you continue to enjoy Barbara's products in good health! Regards, Susan Customer Relations Administrator Barbara's Bakery, Inc. [url="http://www.barbarasbakery.com"]www.barbarasbakery.com[/url]
------------------ Jean one DS PA; one DS seasonal allergies & oral allergy syndrome
On Feb 18, 2005
I was told in the past that there was a chance of cross-contamination. That they did not use any dedicated lines. I wonder when this changed? That would be great if there are now more cereals and another company gets it.
On Feb 18, 2005
This was the reply I got this week when I emailed them. Peanut-free facilities are always a good bet on my list, though they still won't *guarantee* peanut-free products. I've had the Wheatines lately with no trouble, and will try some of the cereals soon.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to contact Barbara's Bakery. The Nature's Choice Multigrain Cereal Bars: Cherry, Triple Berry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon, Shredded Oats, Original Puffins, Shredded Spoonfuls, Alpen, GrainShop, Vanilla Almond Shredded Oats, Honey Rice Puffins, Cinnamon Puffins, Honey Nut Toasted O's, Apple Cinnamon Toasted O's, Honey Crunch'n Oats, Soy Essence, Corn Flakes, Crispy Wheats, Shredded Wheat, Breakfast O's, Brown Rice Crisps, Organic Wild Puffs- Fruity Punch, Original Wheatines. Cracked Pepper Wheatines, Rite Lite Rounds, Mashed Potatoes, Natural Potato Chips, Unsalted Potato Chips, Ripple Potato Chips and Yogurt and Green Onion Potato Chips are made in peanut-free facilities. It may be important to note that, despite best efforts, due to factors beyond our control no food manufacturer can guarantee that any product is 100% peanut free. We hope you continue to enjoy our products in excellent health! Regards, Susan Customer Relations Administrator Barbara's Bakery, Inc.
By deafrights on Feb 16, 2011
I relied on the Barbara's Puffins Originals box and on this post yesterday in reluctantly allowing my severely peanut allergic son to eat this cereal. He had an allergic reaction and I wrote the company to try and figure out what happened. The company's response would disagree with the previous post and my son's reaction is certain confirmation that people with peanut allergies SHOULD NOT eat ANY barbara's cereals. My son is not allergic to any other nuts, except for peanuts, and given his reaction, I question the "peanut free facility." Please read what the company said this morning:
Thank you for contacting us about our Original Puffins Cereal and whether they are made on shared equipment with peanuts or eggs.
Our Original Puffins are made in a peanut and egg free facility. The product is run on shared equipment with tree nuts however.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. We hope you and your family will continue to enjoy our products in excellent health!
Kathy Zorn Technical Services Coordinator Weetabix North America Barbara's Bakery Division
By cervonil on Feb 17, 2011
ahhhh, I wonder if the tree nuts were contaminated therefore contaminated the original puffins?! Good Grief - the worry never ends for us!