Got this response today...
"Our company is in a transitional period where we are phasing out our products that contained peanuts. We began this process a few months ago. The Vital Wheat Gluten with a "Sell By" date of 08/07 or higher should be fine for your child. If you are concerned, I would recommend not purchasing this product for a few more months. At this time we are no longer producing products containing peanuts in our facility. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you. "
Cassidy Customer Service Bob's Red Mill 1-800-349-2173
On Mar 3, 2006
any word on tree nuts or sesame seeds?
On Mar 3, 2006
Sorry, I only asked about peanuts.
On Mar 3, 2006
Very cool. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img] Does that mean I get to buy the bulghar wheat again? Tabouli salad - yum..... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
On Mar 4, 2006
yummy. i cant even find safe barley!! bought quaker, gave to my sis. they have no info. on sesame!!
On Mar 6, 2006
I called this company a few months ago or so...had concerns about their flaxseed after I found what appeared to be a lentil in it. As far as I recall, they didn't mention peanuts being a problem in their products...I didn't realize that they process peanut-containing products....but tree nuts could be. The person I spoke to on the phone didn't seem to get it---I had asked her whether the whole flaxseeds were processed on a nut-free line...the answer was no but that the whole flaxseeds would be safer because I could rinse them before eating them [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
On Mar 7, 2006
We do produce products containing tree nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans) and sesame seeds in the same facility where we produce our other products and all of our products do have a chance of cross contact with tree nuts and sesame seeds. We do clean each of our lines between milling and packaging to prevent any cross contact, however you should be aware that these products are produced in the same facility. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please accept our sincere apologies. Thank you, Cassidy Customer Service Bob's Red Mill 1-800-349-2173
On Mar 14, 2006
Wow! I use Bob's Red Mill products and now am a little concerned. My dd has never had a reaction and I use MANY of their products and have for the past 2 years. If they are so sure their products "contain" traces, shouldn't they have to put that on their label. I know there is a thread regarding the FALCPA warning statements, however, if it is advised not to used this product by a member of the company, wouldn't it make sense to put that on their products? I also know that what "makes sense" is not always apparent to all companies so maybe a pointless argument. The comfort is that they are going peanut-free. I need these products for my dd gluten allergy/intolerance. Thanks for the warning about HAIN, I didn't know that and I use a few of their products, again, would like to see some warning label on their product.
On Mar 14, 2006
beachfan- don't feel bad about using Bob Mills products, before knowing about all that they process. I too have used products from this company in the past- and have never had an issue. I think this is a comfort level thing. Do you stop using something that you have used w/out issue for years because a label is added or you learn more about the processing procedure? I also think the statement that all the products contain trace amounts is a CYA explanation. Currently- I have 2 Bob Mills products in the house that do not get used often. I may or may not continue to use them until they are done, or just toss them.
On Sep 23, 2006
This is my latest reply from Bob's Red Mill:
The only product we offered with a peanut product in it was discontinued in 2005. All products made after that, in 2006, are safe from peanuts. To tell if a product was made in 2006, the lot number on the side of the package will start with the number 6. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Chelsea- Customer Service Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods 1-800-349-2173
By JFKappler on Feb 6, 2012
I am allergic to peanuts. I am NOT NOT NOT allergic to tree nuts. Bob's Red Mill warns against tree nuts on their labels but not peanuts. Peanuts, btw, are not tree nuts.
Nevertheless, I've tried some Bob's Red Mill products, most recently their flour in late 2011 and 2012 (February) and BOTH TIMES I had reactions!
While Bob's might be peanut free with respect to products in the sense Bob's is not purposely adding any peanuts or selling peanut specific products (anymore),I have a feeling that what might be the problem is not cross contamination from Red Mill itself or its machinery, but problems with a potential third party nut provider. With the exception of Blue Diamond almonds, most nut companies I know of have crops of several different nuts and those nuts could go on the same machinery -- say out in the actual crop fields and during collection procedures. So the problem might be that the raw nut product they receive prior to milling is itself contaminated, though I cannot say. All I know, is I only react to peanuts.
I cannot prove to an absolute certainty peanut traces are always present, but I would be wary pf at least Bob's Red Mill flour if you are an anaphylaxis peanut-allergy sufferer or have a child who is.
I have had good luck and NO reaction to King Arthur flour and respective products.
By Rootbeer214 on Jun 23, 2015
If you are looking for almond flour like me but you are allergic to PEANUTS (not tree nuts, almonds, walnuts, ect.) and you know that most nut companies have a cross-contamination issue with peanuts, Barney butter (the company) makes almond flour in there only almond factory so there is no peanut cross contamination issues!!! vvv