Do You Trust Pillsbury Since General Mills Acquired Them?

Posted on: Mon, 11/17/2003 - 12:32pm
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Dear American Friends, do you trust Pillsbury U.S. since General Mills acquired them?

I guess implicit in that question is do you trust General Mills itself as far as labeling?

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Posted on: Mon, 11/17/2003 - 12:45pm
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Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by deegann (edited March 15, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 11/17/2003 - 1:08pm
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Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

We, just tonight, ate our second ever Pillsbury product, and dd had some. It was crescent rolls, and the labelling did have allergens listed(wheat). I generally trust General Mills. becca

Posted on: Mon, 11/17/2003 - 1:53pm
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Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

We generally trust General Mills also. I started buying the Pillsbury products with the General Mills plant listed. We've had their choc chip bread and my dd loves those holiday cookies with the pictures in the middle.

Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2003 - 12:18am
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As a Canadian, when I was new to PA, I thought when I was buying a Pillsbury product it was made in Canada. It took some looking on the packaging but I often found that it said "imported from the U.S." At that time, because I could never seem to get an answer that I felt comfortable with, I stopped buying both Pillsbury products made in Canada and ones made in the U.S.
Since General Mills acquired Pillsbury U.S., I have felt comfortable buying products imported from the U.S. Jesse tried his first brownie from the Pillsbury line of products. And I'm also comfortable buying Pillsbury Canada products again, or rather, I'm not boycotting them anymore.
We haven't had a problem with any of the Pillsbury products that we have purchased. I have seen what I consider great labeling on the ones imported from the U.S. (whereas previous to the General Mills' acquisition there was no accurate labeling).
I just wanted to know what Americans felt and were doing because I was kinda questioning myself.
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Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2003 - 2:31am
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Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Cindy, you may want to search some of the recent discussion on pillsbury. There was some discussion that thr dry mixes were not labelling the same as the refrigerated prepared dough products.
I forget, but maybe that the general Mills was not taking over the dry mixes but only the other products. If I find it I will raise it, but no time now. becca

Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2003 - 2:37am
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Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

I buy a lot of GM and Pillsbury products (USA). I trust their labeling and A.J. has never had any problems.
Jaime [img][/img]

Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2003 - 7:59am
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

becca is right-the cake mixes, frostings, etc are not general mills. They are another company (multifoods maybe??) but it does look like they might label for cross contamination. But I haven't bought any of them. I'm happy sticking with betty crocker brands.

Posted on: Mon, 12/08/2003 - 3:53pm
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Joined: 08/25/2003 - 09:00

I live in Minnesota and so General Mills is a local company for me. I have some friends that work for General Mills and they said that the company is extremely aware and sensitive to food allergies. They make a big effort to label all the 8 major food allergens.
In speaking to the General Mills "800" number people, I have heard the same reassurances of their allergy awareness. It sounds as if the company is also making some effort to keep their peanut/nut lines to the minimum of products, and not just run every other product on shared equipment then label everything "may contain".
We have had good luck with Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, and the General Mills breakfast cereals (chex, Cheerios, Golden Grahams).
At the end of one of my calls to General Mills I begged them to pass along my request to the company to buy Nabisco and clean up Nabisco's factories. Public service to everyone.

Posted on: Tue, 12/09/2003 - 4:36am
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Quote:Originally posted by Edinview:
[b] They make a big effort to label all the 8 major food allergens.
In Canada I think they are now labelling for the 10 major food allergens (possibly more). I know they told me they label for sesame seeds, which was not a part of the original 8.

Posted on: Tue, 12/09/2003 - 6:27am
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Anna Marie, is this true for product that they import from the U.S. or only Canadian made product?
See, that's the problem I originally had with Pillsbury and no longer have (I think). I was originally buying things that were not labeled as being "may contain" and didn't see that they were IMPORTED rather than made here in Canada. They were imported from the U.S. and even though we went to great lengths to re-label them as far as having to be bilingual (French and English), they were not re-labeled as far as allergens. Pillbury Canada had always labeled well (IMHO).
And who thought to look for the IMPORTED part of the label?
It was only after becoming a member here that I actually checked and went further and made calls to Pillsbury Canada and Pillsbury U.S. to find that I was, in fact, at that time, buying products that were "may contain" (the slice and bake cookies are a *good* example).
I've been looking at the labeling of Pillsbury pretty closely lately and to me, they look as though they're labeling really well and I'm sure that there has had to be some imported from the U.S. product in there as well. I was just wondering what your experience was.
I do know that there are still members here who are nervous about letting their children try the Pillsbury line because of problems in the past.
Best wishes! [img][/img]


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