dreyers ice cream

Posted on: Thu, 08/19/2004 - 7:28am
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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.

Posted on: Sat, 08/21/2004 - 2:55pm
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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.
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Posted on: Sun, 08/22/2004 - 12:51am
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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]
Miriam

Posted on: Sun, 08/22/2004 - 2:07pm
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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.

Posted on: Sun, 08/22/2004 - 6:22pm
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I'll guess that it was the Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake flavor. (It mentions peanut oil in the ingredients.)
Sue

Posted on: Sun, 08/29/2004 - 3:00pm
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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!
Dear Sherri,
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

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/2004 - 1:20am
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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.
Miriam

Posted on: Fri, 10/08/2004 - 1:23am
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Quote: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.)
Sue [/b]
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.

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 10:04am
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Did he eat anything else within 4 hours of the ice cream? Could it have been something else? Send it in for testing to have them check it for the allergin.

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 11:30am
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Originally Posted By: jamiemccFYI... My son has severe PA, and TNA,. We are very careful about checking labels, and things and have never had a problem with manufacturers, until last night. We purchased the vanilla Ice Cream from dreyers, which says nothing about nuts of any sort, and online states they are Nut Allergen Free. My 3yr. old had a bad reaction and we had to go to the urgent care and get a steroid shot. Hope this will save someone else from having a reaction with this product/company. Dreyers does NOT consider peanut oil to be an allergen. So even if they say nut allergen free a product could contain peanut oil or be cross contaminated with it. One of their flavors does contain peanut oil but it comes up when you select nut allergen free flavors on their website. I hope your son has recovered completely.

Posted on: Fri, 11/09/2007 - 1:50am
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Thanks for your comments, and concerns. Yes he has recovered completely. But it just makes me so mad. You look at the labels and trust it, but now I know that you can't. not thinking at the time through out the carton after calling and complaining to dreyers. All he had had before that was a ham & cheese sandwich that I made myself, with products we have used for years. I guess I will now just call the companies instead of trusting the label. But it's awful that they false-advertise!!!

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