egg free pasta

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 4:16am
CarsonsMom's picture
Joined: 02/11/2001 - 09:00

my son is peanut and egg allergic. is there egg free pasta? (hope not dumb question). a friend of mine said she thinks all pasta has eggs.

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 4:51am
deeanne26's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

I have found San Giorgio to be a safe brand of pasta for my egg/dairy/peanut allergic child. By the way, no question is a dumb question.

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 9:31am
CarsonsMom's picture
Joined: 02/11/2001 - 09:00

I never heard of San Georgio pasta. Do you buy it at your local grocery store or at a health food store?

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 9:32am
Joanne's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

Here's what I was told by Barilla pasta: they only make egg-containing pasta in Italy. All pasta made in the US is made on totally egg-free equipment/facilities. Just look at the box and see where it says it is made: Barilla America, Licolnshire, Illinois is safe.
The nutrionist at Johns Hopkins recommended the San Giorgio.
We've also used Prince and Ronzoni, just checking to see if the product was egg free.
I think fresh pasta contains eggs most of the time, but this is not the case with the dry prepackaged pasta.

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2001 - 1:04am
deeanne26's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

You can buy San Giorgio at grocery stores. I usually shop at Giant or Safeway.

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2001 - 1:55am
AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

Also, if you are feeling industrious (it does get tiring to cook so much), you can make homemade pasta in a pasta machine and it is so much fun and sooooo good!
without egg!

Posted on: Mon, 08/13/2001 - 12:03am
deeanne26's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

I would love to make pasta without eggs. Could you post a recipe? Thanks!

Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 2:33am
margaret's picture
Joined: 11/01/2000 - 09:00

We used Prince when my child had egg allergy. Some of it has shared equipment warnings for egg and we avoided those. I am not sure how severe your little one's egg allergy is, but we tolerated it fine.

Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 4:54am
wendysco's picture
Joined: 05/03/2003 - 09:00

Try Tinkyada Brown rice pasta. I see no egg listed on the label and when I called a few months ago, they make nothing with nuts at all. We have used it for two years now with no problem. You may have to do an internet search to get the phone number as I don't see it anywhere on the package. Here is the address on it though:
150 Milner Ave.,units 21-23
M1S 3R3 Canada
Good Luck.

Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 11:00pm
chuser's picture
Joined: 07/21/2003 - 09:00

Thanks for the info! I appreciate it.

Posted on: Thu, 07/24/2003 - 12:07pm
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

The official line from the pasta manufacturer's is that pasta does not have eggs while noodles do. My son, though, just had a reaction last week because I didn't realise the lasagna [b]noodles[/b] in my president's choice lasagna had eggs and he tried a bit of his sister's lasagna. Fortunately benadryl dealt with the reaction.
After reading your post I emailed two of the Canadian manufacturer's and here are the responses I got:
#1 - Catelli brand pasta
Thank you for contacting Ronzoni Foods Canada.
We take food allergies very seriously at Ronzoni Foods Canada and have strict procedures in place to prevent crossover of allergens into other products that do not contain the allergen.
We follow government regulations called Good Manufacturing Practices as well as our own stringent requirements for thoroughly cleaning the equipment between product changes.
As in the case with most commercial pasta manufacturers, it is possible that some egg and non-egg products may be manufactured on the same lines. We believe that cleaning procedures in place at our manufacturing facilities are quite comprehensive, minimizing the chances for allergen crossover.
If you are still concerned, or if you are highly allergic to egg products, you may wish to avoid purchasing our products.
I did get a number to call and will follow up to see if they can clearly state whether ANY products are on egg-free lines or not.
#2 Primo pasta (which I didn't know was Kraft)
Thank you for your e-mail
Kraft Canada is committed to helping our consumers make informed food-choices. Having said this, we therefore do not publish a list of products that either contain or do not contain egg or nuts or other allergins as we feel very confident in our procedures and advise consumers to read the ingredient labels of our products. If there is no egg in the ingredient listing and no warning message following the ingredient listing, then the product will not contain the allergin of interest. This applies to all Kraft/Christie/Primo products.
We recommend that you read the ingredient listing each time you purchase a product as this information can change.
We hope this helps.
A completely unsatisfactory answer as well, I am afraid! In general I have found Kraft Canada to label well, but I was specifically trying to find out if any pasta is on a dedicated line separate from the noodles.
I will keep working on it...
take care


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