bread crumbs

Posted on: Sun, 03/12/2000 - 2:07pm
LMKS's picture
Joined: 03/12/2000 - 09:00

My PA 3 yr old is also allergic to sesame seeds. His reactions to sesame seeds are just as severe as his peanut reactions. Just recently, I found out that sesame seeds are listed ingredients in bread crumbs. I use bread crumbs often in my son's diet. He loves meatballs & meatloaf. I can't believe he has not had a reaction to the sesame seeds hidden in the bread crumbs. It does not take a large quantity of sesame seeds to cause a severe reaction in him. Does anyone out there know of a brand of bread crumbs which is sesame seed free? I think this is a difficult thing to find since bread crumbs are basically the ground up crumbs of any kind of bread ... and many breads have seeds. If there aren't any brands that are free of sesame seeds does anyone have a recipe for making seasoned breadcrumbs?

Posted on: Sun, 03/12/2000 - 11:49pm
MaryM's picture
Joined: 12/11/2006 - 09:00

pI am allergic to sesame seeds and I have found that Cracker Meal works well - I often season it myself with basil, oregano, garlic powder, etc. Its not bad. I also use corn flake crumbs a lot - makes great chicken cutlets!/p
pHope that helps./p

Posted on: Sun, 03/12/2000 - 11:58pm
AnMaMc's picture
Joined: 01/25/2000 - 09:00

pI double checked my ingredient label on Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs and sure enough there was sesame seeds. My son is not allergic to them so I never noticed. I watch alot of cooking programs and it seems fairly simple to make your own. I suggest toasting some good Italian bread and adding your own seasonings to taste. You may actually like your homemade variety better. Also, I've watched my mother in law make meatloaf and she soaks plain white bread in water and adds to meat. She doesn't even use breadcrumbs. (Her meatloaf is really good that way) Experiment and see what you come up with. [img][/img]/p

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2000 - 1:05pm
Marietta Carter's picture
Joined: 08/10/1999 - 09:00

pEverytime we start a new loaf of bread, I throw the heals leftover from the prior loaf in the freezer. Then about once a month I take them out, thaw them a bit, and then toss them in the food processor. After that I toast them and season them and put them bag in the freezer in a bag. I use them for meatballs, chicken breading, whatever./p

Posted on: Wed, 05/31/2000 - 2:17am
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pMy son is also allergic to sesame seeds (as well as peanuts, tree nuts and chick peas). Try 4C brand KOSHER bread crumbs - the last time I checked they were fine. LAtely I've been getting my breadcrumbs from my local bakery - they make them from stale hard rolls(plain, of course) and are really delicious./p
pGood luck!/p

Posted on: Tue, 06/20/2000 - 9:47am
Beth38's picture
Joined: 10/19/1999 - 09:00

pI recently used Progresso Plain Bread Crumbs to make a dish for dinner. I read the ingredients, and peanut product was not listed, but every other grain under the sun was. That night, and the next day, my pa son had an eczema flair up. Fortunately for us, we also had an allergists appointment that following day. /p
pA point to ponder: Here is a company that utilizes several types of grains to make a product/products. Wouldn't it stand to reason that probably they have peanut product somewhere in the facility (although not included in this particular product)as well? My point - even though we are all diligent in reading ingredient labels, we should also be looking at the company and the types of products (collectively) that they produce. My sons allergist seems to think that maybe there was a slight (?) cross contamination issue, and that's why the eczema worsened. /p
pI'll be making my own bread crumbs from now on. Goodness knows I burn things easily enough, so bread crumbs should be a cinch! [img][/img]/p

Posted on: Wed, 10/04/2000 - 12:29am
PAGirl's picture
Joined: 08/14/2000 - 09:00

pWhat brand of bread is safe? I would really like to have a sandwich, but I don't know what bread to eat. Does anyone know anything about Sunbeam or Colonial bread? And what kind of jelly is safe? Is Knott's Berry Farm jelly okay?/p

Posted on: Wed, 10/04/2000 - 2:01am
Kathryn's picture
Joined: 02/17/1999 - 09:00

pWhen making meatloaf I often add oat bran or wheat bran instead of the bread crumbs. It adds fibre, doesn't affect the flavour and works the same way as the crumbs./p

Posted on: Wed, 05/15/2002 - 7:45am
Fran's picture
Joined: 08/09/1999 - 09:00

pI know it's been awhile since Progresso has been brought up (as far as I can remember). Just wanted to let you know that I called them yesterday since I was going to make macaroni cheese and wanted to use their seasoned bread crumbs./p
pI read their label (Progresso Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs)and it seemed like all of the ingredients were on the label...but we all KNOW how that goes! So I called them and the customer service rep I spoke with said "Oh, yes. We label for all 17 major food allergens." (o.k. I said to myself, 17??) Then I asked her the famous question about "cross-contamination" and she replied, "Oh, none of our products are safe. They are all made on shared equipment!" /p
pI asked her why they felt so great about labelling for food allergens when there is no label for "may contain" or "shared equipment" and if she could see how ABSOLUTELY SENSELESS (and dangerous!) their labelling system was!/p
pShe replied, "The FDA doesn't require it." Needless to say, I threw away the breadcrumbs, but not before telling her that they are risking our children's lives (and to stay-tuned for updates from the FDA)! /p
pI will be following up on this one./p
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Stay Safe,br /
p[This message has been edited by Fran (edited May 15, 2002).]/p

Posted on: Wed, 05/15/2002 - 9:06am
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pPA Girl - Pepperidge Farm breads are supposed to be safe. We always check the label,but have safely eaten a number of different types of Pepperidge Farm Bread. We also eat Wonder Bread and Vermont Bread./p

Posted on: Fri, 05/24/2002 - 4:31am
brenda's picture
Joined: 01/22/1999 - 09:00

pI use only Stop and Shop brand of bread crumbs. Its been a while since I called them, but when I did they told my they were peanut/nut free./p


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