I just saw Chocolate CHex Cereal on the store shelf and was shocked to pick it up and find it has PEANUT FLOUR!!!
It was well labeled, but how frustrating! Does anyone let their children eat the other chex cereals? (Wheat, Rice, Corn). Anyone called recently on their manufacturing process?
On Aug 30, 2007
(I had just noticed this as well & am working on updated safe foods list & choices for our household. So, I saw your post & went ahead & called them -- I only have a Multi-Bran flavor in the house currently.)
General Mills is sending me their exact food labeling policy via snail mail, so I will post it here when it arrives (others may have recently posted GM policy in another thread, I've not checked).
But, per phone call to GM today, bottom line: IF there is shared manufacturing/lines & ANY risk of Xcontam, then the food allergen label will clearly list the allergen.
What this means for the "other" flavors of Chex is that we must watch the specific product labels for any possible change & inclusion of peanut.
What she could NOT do was to list for me any other Chex flavors with this same "peanut flour" issue as the Chocolate Chex has. (She stated this info was not available to her.)
Obviously, this drives home to all the need to read the ingredient label each & every time.
And it sounds to me like we will have to watch to see if any of the other flavors show up with "peanut" in the allergen statement, as that will be the way we find out.
(And IF peanut does show up in ingredients for some other flavors, it is certainly possible that this may be on regional basis, depending on where manufactured & distributed.)
I am thankful that GM labels with complete disclosure.
On Aug 30, 2007
Thanks for the alert. I bought the Chex 100 calorie packs which don't have a peanut warning. I cut out the .75 coupon off Chocolate Chex because our supermarket is having triple coupons this week. Guess that will go into the church food pantry.
On Sep 3, 2007
Originally posted by 3xy1PAinNH: [b]I just saw Chocolate CHex Cereal on the store shelf and was shocked to pick it up and find it has PEANUT FLOUR!!!
It was well labeled, but how frustrating! Does anyone let their children eat the other chex cereals? (Wheat, Rice, Corn). Anyone called recently on their manufacturing process?[/b]
OMG!! I just bought the Chocolate Chex and my PA son has eaten them!!! I can't believe they contain peanut. Thank you so much for pointing that out. Thank goodness he didn't have a reaction. On the other hand it kind of makes you wonder, why didn't he have a reaction?? Thank you!
On Sep 16, 2007
Me Too! My DD loves chex mix...we have previously bought a generic brand that didn't have any peanut products listed. Then we went to a party where they had the real Chex Mix....after my DD was going back for her 3rd handful, the hostess at the party decided to check the label...and right there...PEANUT FLOUR!!!! we took the chex mix away, but DD did not react. So, maybe it doesn't have Peanut flour after all?
On Nov 2, 2007
We haven't tried Choc. Chex (thank goodness!), but my boys like other chex cereals. I do know that Kid's Chex Mix (I'm not sure which flavors) also uses peanut and some other kind of tree nut flour. We tried them before #1 son was diagnosed officially w/ PA. We had just been avoiding nuts b/c of his other allergies. He did get diarrhea soon after eating it. I was really disappointed with the inclusion of the nut flours in a new product specifically for kids. Speaking of GM I think my 19 mo. old had a x-contam rxn to walnuts from plain Pillsbury brownies. No x-contam info was on the box- we always check b/c of #1 son's PA.