My son had a reaction with Dreyers Ice Cream.There's no warning in the label that they use peanut of made into facility w/ nuts. However, they use peanut oil as the frosting. I call the company and insist that peanut oil is NOT a known allergen.
On Aug 21, 2004
Hi Mimi-Vic! DS eats Dreyer's ice cream all of the time. I called them awhile and back and was told if there isn't a warning on the ice cream, it would be safe. There are some ice creams that are not safe and they do have a warning on them. He has eaten their ice cream without incident for quite awhile now. Is it possible that your child may have another allergy such as dairy? Perhaps the reaction occurred as a result of that? Just a thought.
[This message has been edited by Mama S (edited August 22, 2004).]
On Aug 22, 2004
I am so sorry your son had a reaction. My daughter has eaten Dryers many, many times w/out reaction. Can you please tell me what flavor the ice cream was? Also, what does "frosting" mean in regards to ice cream?
Thanks, and I hope your son is O.K. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
On Aug 22, 2004
I am so sorry to hear of the reaction your little had. We DO eat Dreyers all the time, the Vanilla Bean flavor.
I called them just two weeks ago, and although they do run all flavors on the same lines, the lines are thoroughly cleaned after ANY of the big "8" allergens are present. FDA will test them, as well as their own in-house inspection. I know that after your child has a reaction, nothing that any manufacturer says means too much.
I hope that all is okay.
On Aug 23, 2004
I'll guess that it was the Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake flavor. (It mentions peanut oil in the ingredients.)
On Aug 29, 2004
I'm not sure, but I think Dreyer's is known as Breyer's here in the Midwest, and I rec'd the following response from them this week. Hope this helps!
It is Good Humor-Breyers' policy that when any of the eight most common allergens (milk, eggs, fish, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans and crustaceans) occur in any of our products (including Klondike and Popsicle brand products), they will be listed on the ingredient label in plain language. Most importantly, if any of our products contain any type of nut or nut by-product, it will be listed on the ingredient panel. We do not use the terms "All Natural" or "Artificial Flavorings" to hide the existence of any allergens. We also have special handling procedures for all allergenic ingredients used in our manufacturing facilities. GHB does not have dedicated production lines in our manufacturing facilities for products containing allergens. However, we do have a very strict allergen-handling policy. After manufacturing a product with peanuts, the machine is disassembled and flushed with a hot sanitizing solution for several hours followed by a hot water rinse. If a known allergen has been produced, the equipment receives a double process of the sanitation and rinse process
On Aug 30, 2004
I am pretty sure that Dryer's is [b]Edy's[/b] in other parts of the country, rather than Breyers. Even so, I don't know if the manufacturing practices would be the same between the two.
On Oct 8, 2004
Originally posted by M'smom: [b]I'll guess that it was the Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake flavor. (It mentions peanut oil in the ingredients.)
Yes it was the Blue Ribbom Chocolate Cake. I was so COMFORTABLE with the brand and checking the ingredients with the warning on it.But in this case I just checked if there's a warning and there's none.This is another eye openner for us since this incidence. My NEW advocacy now is to have a standard labelling system that not only the ingredients be listed on BUT a warning to ALL known food allergens if presence. I know the government is doing something about this.