Cape Cod Chips

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2000 - 11:46pm
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

Here is the e-mail I got from the plant manager at the Cape Cod Chip company:

At our Hyannis, MA. facility, we do not use peanut oil. The only oils we use are cottonseed oil and canola oil. Some of our bags say "Cottonseed,canola, and/or corn oil." However, we have never used corn oil. It's on the bag just in case we ever had difficulty getting cottonseed or canola
oil. In addition, we only make kettle fry potato chips and popcorn at the Hyannis facility- so no nut products.

Currently we use quite a few other companies to produce kettle fry potato chips for us. We are growing so fast we can't make enough here in Hyannis,MA. Although all our co-packers produce our product using our
specifications, I can not 100% guarantee that there could not be cross contamination at those plants.

HOWEVER, it is very easy to take a bag and verify that it was made in Hyannis. Our code dating system lets you know which plant made the product. Your son would want to eat the product made at the Hyannis plant.

Sample Code Date:

$1.79 Price
AUG0800 Pull Date (The last day the product remains on the store shelf)
H: Produced in Hyannis
0605: Produced on June 5th
C: Machine ID
3: Third shift

Always look for the H!!!

Posted on: Sat, 07/15/2000 - 2:40am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Thanks for the info on Cape Cod Chips. My daughter eats them all the time. We just got back from vacation on Cape Cod and toured their plant, and of course, bought their chips. She also loves their popcorn and pretzels. I always considered them a 'safe' snack food. I'll definitely look for the "H" when I buy them in stores now!

Posted on: Wed, 07/11/2001 - 3:44am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

Just got an e-mail from this company about their new salsa. The woman said there is a risk of cross contamination with the salsa. I'm double checking about the chips. I suggested the might want to label their salsa "may contain..."

Posted on: Tue, 08/07/2001 - 5:14am
brenda's picture
Joined: 01/22/1999 - 09:00

I just received this reply this week from Cape Cod chips:
I can not guarantee that our products are Nut Free. We do not make any
products with nuts here in Hyannis. However, our seasoning does come from
other plants. Due to cross contamination from production lines, I can NOT
guarantee that our seasonings do not have trace minerals of nut products.
I am sorry to disappoint you....
Mary Kate Rowe
Customer Service Department
[This message has been edited by brenda (edited August 07, 2001).]

Posted on: Tue, 08/07/2001 - 11:57pm
SF's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

I am happy to hear that the chips are safe, but after reading the comments on this post I am concerned about the different answers people are getting from Cape Cod....can you please post the contact info for them since I want to call them too. Thanks!

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2001 - 12:17am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

The Cape Cod Potato Chip Company
100 Breed's Hill Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
(tel) 508-775-3358
(fax) 508-775-2808
(email) [email][/email]
Also, I contacted Martha Baker who is the plant manager for the Hyannis facility.
[This message has been edited by Heather (edited August 08, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2001 - 11:17pm
SF's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

Thanks for the contact info Heather! I plan to call them ASAP and will post my response.

Posted on: Mon, 10/22/2007 - 6:46am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I called about the Cape Cod Jalapeno Cheddar chips about 4 months ago. I was directed to call the place where they are actually processed - they have a couple of places. Then you can know if it is processed in a peanut/tree nut free facility. We have been eating them with no problems.

Posted on: Mon, 10/22/2007 - 9:27am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

We eat them with no problems. I usually but the Reduced Fat and they are delicious.


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