There hasn't been an official response yet, but we've recently found large chunks of peanuts in a box of Breyer's Ice Cream. Their Rocky Road contains almonds, but doesn't list any peanut ingredients or warnings.
Hopefully this is an isolated mistake, but I have a feeling it affects more than just one box...
I don't want to slam Breyer's; overall they make good products and have been very responsive in this issue. But be careful in the near term and watch for an official response.
On Mar 20, 2006
Hmmm. I'm starting to wonder if something has changed recently (past six months or so)at the Bryers' factories in the USA.
I've been eating Bryers (vanilla, french vanilla, extra creamy vanilla, coffee, mint chocolate chip)for years and have never had an incident until recently.
In the past few months I have had 2 unsatisfactory experiences with their extra creamy vanilla flavor. Once, it just tasted funny. Kinda like it had been run right after another flavor like strawberry or peach or something. I ate it anyway once I realized it wasn't going to hurt me. Then a month or two later I found little black flecks in it. The other 2 vanilla's do have the vanilla bean flecks in them but the creamy NEVER has had (and, being my favorite, I've eaten tons of it!). I didn't eat this one because the thought that maybe it wasn't bean flecks but maybe a bug or something that got squished and dispersed just grossed me out.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents on Bryers. I didn't report either incident and now I wish I had. I'm worried that "something" has changed and I just no longer trust them like I used to. For now anyway, I have stopped buying ice cream since they were my sole comfort zone. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Terri in the USA (Severe allergy to peanuts, walnuts, haddock, tuna and avoid all nuts and fish)
On Mar 20, 2006
i dont buy it anymore either. we go to ritas in the summer months and in the winter months make ice cream.
On Mar 20, 2006
Originally posted by familyallergies: [b]There hasn't been an official response yet, but we've recently found large chunks of peanuts in a box of Breyer's Ice Cream. Their Rocky Road contains almonds, but doesn't list any peanut ingredients or warnings.
this isn't advice, it's just my own personal quirk. I could be wrong. Or right. But either way........When I knew my oldest was allergic to peanuts, I never gave him any other nuts. I just thought: how do they process and manufacture peanuts and treenuts? Who does this? Then my son turned up with an allergy to lentils. Then my son was tested for other nuts. He showed up positive to several others. Highly positive, even. Including Almonds. (Explained some other mystery reactions, even tho we had not used anything with a "May contain" label for Almonds. And had never given him Almonds. KWIM?
General Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. Just describing my own personal highly individual and possibly unique situation. Individual Mileage May Vary.