Easter Candy

Posted on: Fri, 03/31/2000 - 6:37am
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Does anyone know of any safe (Peanut Free) candy for Easter. I know Peeps are safe, made in a peanut free facility. Anything else? I also know Vermont Nut-Free offers Easter Candy.

Posted on: Sat, 04/01/2000 - 2:03am
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pHi,/p
p Unfortunately, I don't trust any makers for Easter candy. I ordered all my candy from Vermont, they have great novelty items and the chocolate was yummy. It wasn't really all that much more expensive for the peace of mind./p

Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2000 - 7:08am
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pPez candies are suppose to be safe and come in a bunny, chick, and lamb dispensers for Easter (Pez #800-430-0475, [url="http://www.pez.com)."]www.pez.com).[/url] /p
pThe company that makes marshmellow peeps (Just Born #610-867-7568, [url="http://www.justborn.com)"]www.justborn.com)[/url] also makes jelly beans, zours, mike ikes, and hot tamales -- all are produced in a pnt/nut free facility./p
pAlso, just called Trolli Candy (#515-782-5380, [url="http://www.trolli.com)"]www.trolli.com)[/url] this week and the Q.C. manager assured me that all their candy and the facility its produced in is pnt/nut free. They make gummy worms, bears, beans, etc....br /
She did say some of their candy is sent to their sister company - Sathers for packaging and that candy is not safe because it is packaged in a facility with pnt/nuts. So if the package says Sathers on it, than they are not safe (it will be labeled as such). Only the Trolli packaged candy is safe./p
pThis is not candy related, but another place I called this week is Stonyfield Yogurt (603-437-5050, [url="http://www.stonyfield.com)."]www.stonyfield.com).[/url] All their refrigerated yogurts and the facility its produced in is pnt/nut free. (As an extra bonus, the yogurt is also free of pesticides, antibiotics and bovine growth hormone!) However, their frozen yogurt and icecream is produced elsewhere and are NOT safe./p
pAs always, information like this should be confirmed with your own phone calls./p
p[This message has been edited by brenda (edited April 05, 2000).]/p
p[This message has been edited by brenda (edited April 05, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2000 - 12:39pm
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pThank you, thank you, thank you Brenda for the candy info! That gives me lots of choices for my pa son and his older brother who is not pa, but will enjoy the variety of candy!/p

Posted on: Mon, 02/04/2002 - 4:26am
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Hi,
In regards to my previous message...I only inquired about peanuts, not all nuts. The email I got back just said nuts. If you have a tree nut allergy be sure to doublecheck for yourselves.
Thanks!

Posted on: Mon, 02/04/2002 - 4:26am
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FYI - the FAAN advises against buying foreign foods.

Posted on: Mon, 02/04/2002 - 9:59am
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (a department of the Government of Canada) advises extreme caution when eating imported chocolate, as it has often found traces of peanuts in chocolate that has no "peanuts" listed on the label. Eastern European chocolate is especially dangerous, although French, Swiss, German etc chocolate is also affected. The web site for the CIIA is [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/toce.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/toce.shtml[/url]
The only imported chocolate that I usually eat is from Britain. Nestle UK, Cadbury UK, etc are very good at labelling and will label if there is a risk. I never eat mainland Europe chocolates as there is a high risk of nut contaminiation as you will see when you explore the CFIA website.
The following warning is posted on their web site at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/foodfacts/choce.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/foodfacts/choce.shtml[/url]
IMPORTED CHOCOLATE and the ALLERGIC CONSUMER
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) would like to advise consumers with food allergies and those caring for persons with food allergies, to exercise caution when purchasing or offering imported chocolate products as there may be a risk of undeclared allergens in the product.
The CFIA has monitored many food recalls involving imported chocolate. When the health hazard involves the presence of a food ingredient not declared on the label, these recalls are accompanied by an Allergy Alert. The undeclared food ingredient usually does not represent a hazard to the majority of consumers, however for those sensitive or allergic to the undeclared food, consuming the food could result in a serious or life-threatening reaction.
The most common undeclared allergens found in imported chocolate are peanut, tree nuts and milk protein.
Further information on foods responsible for most adverse reactions can be found in the Consumer Fact Sheet, "Labelling of Foods Causing Allergies and Sensitivities" posted on the CFIA

Posted on: Sun, 02/29/2004 - 5:55am
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Vermont Nut Free has the cutest bunnies and Easter chocolates perfect for your little one and safe too. vermontnutfree.com

Posted on: Sun, 02/29/2004 - 8:54am
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Vermont Nut Free is great for safe nut free chocolate!
I would also suggest JustBorn "Peeps" are safe.
Tootsie products and Starburst products are also safe.

Posted on: Sun, 02/29/2004 - 1:01pm
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Just Born makes Peeps and other easter candy.
[i]Thank you for your recent e-mail. We hope you enjoyed your visit to [url="http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com."]www.marshmallowpeeps.com.[/url]
We do not use peanuts or nuts at our facility in Bethlehem PA, where MARSHMALLOW PEEPS, MIKE AND IKE, HOT TAMALES, ZOURS, TEENEE BEANEE jelly beans and JUST BORN jelly beans are made. At the present time, PEANUT CHEWS are still made at the Philadelphia facility, and there are no plans to move their production here at this time.
Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us.
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Ellen
Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA
[This message has been edited by ElleMo (edited May 20, 2004).]

Posted on: Sun, 02/29/2004 - 6:40pm
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I saw a hershey bunny without an allergy statement and I noticed Frankford candy co. has a spongebob and dora big chocolate egg with candies inside (no allergy warning.)
And they are both excellent when it comes to labeling.

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