CHIPS AHOY REACTION

Posted on: Wed, 02/18/2004 - 12:12am
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My son reacted to a Rainbow Candy Chips Ahoy cookie. There were no peanut/nut ingredients on the label and no may contains listed. I bought it in the U.S. but it was made in Canada.

He has had persistent hives for 48 hours even with constant benadryl. His allergist said that this is common until the "toxin" (being nuts) leaves his system.

Fortunately, he did not have any compromised breathing with this episode.

I started to widen my comfort zone and let him try new things. This has really been an eye opener. Back to making everything in my house.

I am still waiting on a response from Nabisco.

Jaime

Posted on: Wed, 02/18/2004 - 12:48am
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We had friends bring the rainbow chips ahoy over before. I had to have them take the cookies home with them because the package he brought said may contain peanuts or something like that. I have looked at them several times and they always have that label. I wonder why that package was different. That's weird. We had plain chips ahoy the other day and dd had no hives or eczema flare ups. Maybe they would work out for him. If you call the manufacture and they give you any answers let me know.
Angie
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Posted on: Wed, 02/18/2004 - 1:57am
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My son had an anaphalactic reaction requiring the Epi Pen about a year ago from regular Chips Ahoy Cookies. NO WARNING on the label. When I called they said that they are manufactured in the same plant with pn containing items but not labeled because of their "good cleaning" practices. Not good enough in our case, and not yours either. Hope your son gets over this reaction. We stay away from Chips Ahoy products now.
HTH,
Valerie
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Posted on: Wed, 02/18/2004 - 9:36am
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Jaime, how is your son doing? He must be miserable having hives that long [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] . Are you talking about the Candy Blast Chips Ahoy? If so, we used to buy them but then they started listing peanut flour. My ds used to love them too.
Weve never had a problem with regular Chips Ahoy. Hope he is doing better.

Posted on: Wed, 02/18/2004 - 9:42am
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If they are the Candy Blast this is taken from their website...
NABISCO CHIPS AHOY COOKIES CANDY BLASTS
Ingredients: ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, DEXTROSE, COCOA BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN-AN EMULSIFIER), SUGAR, CANDY COATED CHOCOLATE MINIS (SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE [SUGAR, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, COCOA BUTTER, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN-AN EMULSIFIER, VANILLIN-AN ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, NATURAL FLAVOR], SUGAR, ARTIFICIAL COLOR [INCLUDES YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6 LAKE, BLUE 2 LAKE, RED 40, BLUE 1, BLUE 1 LAKE, YELLOW 6], GUM ARABIC, CORN SYRUP, CONFECTIONER'S GLAZE [CARNAUBA WAX, BEESWAX, AND EDIBLE SHELLAC], HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, AMMONIUM PHOSPHATE), SALT, WHEY (FROM MILK), SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER), CARAMEL COLOR, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, [b]PEANUT FLOUR.[/b]
Trans fat content is not currently listed on product labels, but we are providing the information currently available to us on our website. Keep in mind that ingredients and formulations change, so this information may also change. The trans fat content of this product is 0.5g per 15g serving. For FAQs about trans fat, click here.
Size: 15 oz
Upc: 4400001421

Posted on: Wed, 02/18/2004 - 10:19am
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I called about a Nabisco item a few months ago, they told me that they now list 'Peanut Flour' as an ingredient if there is a risk of cross contamination.
I recall 1st seeing Peanut FLour on Snackwells and thought, that's odd...finally a product that doesn't have any peanut variations and they still screw it up for us. Then I called and found that they just added Peanut Flour in the ingredient list instead of a 'may contain' statment. At least that is what the rep told me that day.
Pamela
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Mom to Karissa June-01 (PA >100 CAP RAST)

Posted on: Wed, 02/18/2004 - 11:29am
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I have read the label and know that they from what I remember have peanut flour. Alos the chips i believer are like m&ms and have peanut in them to hardent he shell. Good luck to you claire

Posted on: Thu, 02/19/2004 - 1:57am
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Okay, I dug the package out of the trash and there is no mention of peanut flour at all.

Posted on: Thu, 02/19/2004 - 3:27am
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So it is the candy blast chips ahoy? I would hang on to the package until you talk to Nabisco. Have they called you yet?

Posted on: Thu, 02/19/2004 - 6:17am
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I would contact Nabisco and FAAN. Nabisco recently removed the peanut flour ingredient from some oreo cookies. I bet they removed it from the Chips Ahoy at the same time. I'm not a big FAAN fan, but maybe they could get more results than just a mom complaining.

Posted on: Wed, 02/25/2004 - 1:09pm
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hang on to your package and hopefully any cookies left in it. Sometimes Faan will put you in touch with someone willing to test the remaining product. This happened for us after a reaction to hershey's cocoa. It came back clean. Their doc. said it was probably a reacton to their allergy shots. I made the mistake of throwing away the package after our first trip to the er. (I was scared to have it in my house) It was to Pepperidge Farm large goldfish crackers. Of course the co. will swear how safe their product is to save their butts. I still believe those crackers were 'manufactured in'. I can't prove it because I threw away the evidence. Hope your little one is feeling better.

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