Best foods /Hellmanns Mayo

Posted on: Wed, 01/07/2004 - 6:35am
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Hi all,

I called Best foods/Hellmanns mayo (unilever product) today and the wonderful lady who helped me let me know that there Mayo is produced in the same plant that they make there skippy Peanut butter.(yuck)
Although she let me know that there is a wall between each section and they have separate ventilation systems and there employees are not allowed to cross from one section to the next. She felt If I was sensitive to Peanuts to not use there Mayo.

What do you feel about this? to risky.

I hope I am not posting old news, but I thought I would report the info any ways.

Hope this helps,

Melissa

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 4:47am
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Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 5:10am
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Quote:Originally posted by meleldredge:
[b]Although she let me know that there is a wall between each section and they have separate ventilation systems and their employees are not allowed to cross from one section to the next. [/b]
Hi Melissa,
Thanks for the info. Although it seems to me that they do take good precautions and have safeguards in place so I would feel comfortable using Hellman's mayo (in my personal opinion). [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 11:43am
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I have used it on occasion with my son and never had a problem. I am comfortable with the precautions they describe...Sounds a lot safer than on mixed use equipment that is thoroughly cleaned between runs...we rarely knowingly eat foods made on shared lines regardless of cleaning process. So this being on dedicated line, in dedicated room, with dedicated personnel is in my comfort zone.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 11:44am
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I have used it on occasion with my son and never had a problem. I am comfortable with the precautions they describe...Sounds a lot safer than on mixed use equipment that is thoroughly cleaned between runs...we rarely knowingly eat foods made on shared lines regardless of cleaning process. So this being on dedicated line, in dedicated room, with dedicated personnel is in my comfort zone.

Posted on: Thu, 01/22/2004 - 9:30am
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I contacted Hellmann's via e-mail and this is the response I received from them today:
"Thank you for writing.
Since product formulations change from time to time, we do not have a printed list of products that identifies those products that contain specific allergens or gluten. The best advice we can give you is to check the ingredient list on the label.
Ingredients that may contain any of the top eight allergens as defined by FDA: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, seafood, wheat, eggs, and milk or dairy, are always listed on the label.
Hellmann's and Skippy are made in completely different plants, there is no chance for cross contamination.
For further information on our products and gluten, please call 1-800-418-3275. Our Consumer Service Representative's will be happy to assist.
Thanks for your interest!
Your friends at Hellmann's/Bestfoods and Skippy"

Posted on: Mon, 01/26/2004 - 8:31am
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Isn't it fun when you get conflicting information?? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Gale

Posted on: Mon, 01/26/2004 - 12:50pm
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FWIW, we use either Hellman's or Duke's and have never had a problem with either. (I think you can only buy Duke's in the South.)

Posted on: Mon, 11/14/2005 - 5:16am
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ive been using kraft but called hellmans today and was told that the skippy peanut butter IS made in a separate plant. they do not label for cross contamination but clean lines twice. the mayo shouldnt be a problem she said but i wouldnt trust their other products. i had question about jelly beans that were made in a separate room from nuts. seems like the people that answered these mayo questions would think that is ok?

Posted on: Mon, 11/14/2005 - 10:28am
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The only mayo we use is Hellmans, both the regular and canola oil. Never a problem for us and my son eats mayo at least three to four times a week.

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