Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 7:21am
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i just emailed them? does anyone know if US cadbury is affected or not? i was going to buy my son some caramel eggs and im so glad i didnt. now i wont trust them, this is scarey!!

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 7:58am
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Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]i just emailed them? does anyone know if US cadbury is affected or not? i was going to buy my son some caramel eggs and im so glad i didnt. now i wont trust them, this is scarey!![/b]
I called Hershey's last week (there's a thread somewhere...I think though it's in Main Discussion)...about the US Cadbury SINCE it says "Mfd in England for Hershey". In the US, Hershey licenses and uses the Cadbury name and recipes.
She told me that they have received calls of concern, and that it's "Cadbury Schweppes" in the UK that has the mislabeled products. Those products are only sold in the UK and Ireland, unless an import store (like CostPlus World Markets or some such) sells them in the US. Those products WILL NOT have Hershey anywhere on the label.
She said to look at the label, and it should say HERSHEY somewhere on the back for the US product.
She went on to say they have their own facility in England that manufactures the Hershey/Cadbury US products, and indeed, they label according to Hershey labeling practices (Contains XYZ, May contain XYZ, same equip as XYZ, and same facility as XYZ)...hence...the usual Cadbury/Hershey US goodies I like to get this time of year (creme eggs and minieggs) are SAFE, no warning what-so-ever.
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Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 10:42pm
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thank you! so if it says hersheys its for the US and safe? is that rite? the recalled ones only say cadbury and are not in the US?

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Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]thank you! so if it says hersheys its for the US and safe? is that rite? the recalled ones only say cadbury and are not in the US?[/b]
generally speaking, yes that's correct.
In the US - Cadbury products are actually "Hershey" products. On the back (or somewhere depending on the box/wrapper) you'll see Hershey. If they are a 'meant for foreign countries' Cadbury product (like UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada) they *will not* have Hershey anywhere on the wrapper...and...the wrapper design and colors are actually much different (so you'd notice)
I'd say, unless you are in an 'import store', in the US, you will only see Hershey Cadbury products. In mainstream grocery stores, Walmart, Target, KMart, CVS, Walgreens, etc. you'll find the Hershey Cadbury products.
Of course, read the label [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I only eat the creme eggs and mini-eggs, and those appear to be safe this year for the US (as in, I recently read the labels in my area and there are no warnings)
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Posted on: Tue, 02/20/2007 - 7:55pm
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Hi folks -
Has anyone called the helpline about this? I usually get a Cadbury's easter egg but am a bit worried now I will get an 'infected' one!
Thanks,
Michelle

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Quote:Originally posted by MichelleR:
[b]Hi folks -
Has anyone called the helpline about this? I usually get a Cadbury's easter egg but am a bit worried now I will get an 'infected' one!
Thanks,
Michelle[/b]
hi Michelle,
I did, I posted above - it's my Feb 17th post. In the US, Cadbury is Hershey's. Just look on the label for Hershey's on the back where the nutritional info is.
There's really no reason why mainstream stores in the US would carry the foreign products (Cadbury Sweppes). It's really only the import stores (like Costplus World Market).
Adrienne
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Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 12:48am
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Don from Cadbury UK called to discuss a few minutes ago. They wanted permission to post an update, which of course we gave them.
I also suggested that they might look into researching the details of their entire product line and co. to be able to then inform our community as to what is safe and not safe as it pertains to the tree nut and peanut allergic.
[This message has been edited by Chris PeanutAllergy Com (edited March 06, 2007).]

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Quote:Originally posted by Chris PeanutAllergy Com:
[b]Don from Cadbury UK called to discuss a few minutes ago. They wanted permission to post an update, which of course we gave them.
I also suggested that they might look into researching the details of their entire product line and co. to be able to then inform our community as to what is safe and not safe as it pertains to the tree nut and peanut allergic.
[This message has been edited by Chris PeanutAllergy Com (edited March 06, 2007).][/b]
great! When he does post...he needs to be clear up front that he's from Cadbury/Schweppes in the UK and _NOT_ Cadbury Hershey. The Cadbury Hershey products sold in the US are obviously under Hershey, but say 'Made in England' on them. Hence...most of the confusion here about the UK recall and what exactly it meant. Import stores in the US _do_ have Cadbury/Schweppes UK products (I've seen them in Cost Plus World Markets).
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Posted on: Sat, 04/07/2007 - 1:57pm
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so if i have mini eggs that say hershey but are made in england are they safe?

Posted on: Sun, 04/08/2007 - 8:08am
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Today is Easter and I got my daughter, who has a severe nut and peanut allergy, a Cadbury caramel egg. I read the labels and since there was no allergy warning I assumed it was safe for her. She ate it and about 10 minutes later she was covered in hives, and throat was itching and coughing began about 20 minutes later. Because of this I got on the web and found out about the recall for Cadbury easter eggs. I am a little upset that I didn't do better research before I fed it to her. I feel like I need to take some sort of action to let other people know that this is not safe. There was nothing else that she ate that would have caused a reaction. On the packaging it states that it was manfactured in England for Hersheys. Is it right for me to assume that other people may be in trouble?
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Posted on: Sun, 04/08/2007 - 10:18am
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I dont think these were part of the original recall but im not sure. i had called hershey when i bought these but then when i re-read my package i got scared because it does say UK england. but i think the recalled ones dont say hershey on them they just say cadbury but im not sure. im so sorry about your daughters reaction. holidays are so scarey because you never want your kids to have a reaction but especially holidays when its so busy. i feel like im always feeding my daughter or running around or talking so if my son did have a problem i mite not even catch it rite away. how is your daughter now. did you give benadryl?

Posted on: Sun, 04/08/2007 - 11:40am
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hiya -
If you scroll back up this page to my Feb 17th post, you will see that I called Hershey about the UK-Cadbury recall since the Hershey-Cadbury products say Mfd in England.
Different company, different manufacturer.
However, I would call them toot-sweet on Monday morning and report the reaction in case it's a different kind of cross-contamination, having nothing to do with the UK recall.
Of note: Hershey (and Cadbury Hershey) have great labeling, they will let you know if it's shared lines with peanuts/tree nuts and even the same facility.
The caramel Hershey-Cadbury eggs come with no warnings (I'm looking at my box of 4 in my chocolate stash).
Of note: someone else posted a while ago about the individually sold Cadbury eggs, and how he/she (I forget) saw individual Reese's or Snickers eggs in the same bin. I've seen that too. Those darn eggs get smushed, some are half unwrapped, and mess all over the others. Did you by chance by an individually sold one?
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Posted on: Mon, 04/09/2007 - 1:01am
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i got the box of tiny eggs. theres maybe 12 in the pack. i gave most to my nephew. have to remember to call today.

Posted on: Mon, 04/09/2007 - 12:15pm
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The Cadbury mini eggs sold in Canada are made by Cadbury Adams Canada here in Ontario, Canada. They are not made in England.
The Canadian mini-eggs are safe.

Posted on: Sun, 04/15/2007 - 5:26am
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Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]I dont think these were part of the original recall but im not sure. i had called hershey when i bought these but then when i re-read my package i got scared because it does say UK england. but i think the recalled ones dont say hershey on them they just say cadbury but im not sure. im so sorry about your daughters reaction. holidays are so scarey because you never want your kids to have a reaction but especially holidays when its so busy. i feel like im always feeding my daughter or running around or talking so if my son did have a problem i mite not even catch it rite away. how is your daughter now. did you give benadryl?[/b]
Thank you for all of your replies. My daughter is fine now. I did end up giving her Benadryl and that seemed to do the trick after about 30 minutes. I am glad her reaction wasn't more severe, however, I would still like to contact the Hershey company and let them know about the reaction she had. Would anyone be able to give me a phone number or e-mail address to the correct department?

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