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Posted on: Tue, 02/07/2006 - 11:50am
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hostess makes a safe choc. covered donut. the nut free codes in my area (pennsyvlania) are 68 and 087

Posted on: Wed, 02/08/2006 - 11:53am
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i read the entemanns again tonite and it labels whats in it but not for cross contamination. are they interstate bakeries like hostess? hostess will eventually start labeling for may contains so ive heard. maybe entemanns will in my area too.

Posted on: Thu, 02/09/2006 - 5:19am
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I have seen "made on the same equipment as..." labels on most of their cakes and pastries although not on their plain chocolate and vanilla cakes. We let our kids eat the chocolate minibites brownies, and the "donut shoppe" donut holes I've also bought the minibites "popettes" (white sugar donuts) without any problems whatsoever.

Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 10:26pm
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none of the entemenns in my area have may contains statements, just contains. i was just at walmart today and checked again. all they do is highlite the allergens in the ingredients.
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Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2006 - 5:47am
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Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]none of the entemenns in my area have may contains statements, just contains. i was just at walmart today and checked again. all they do is highlite the allergens in the ingredients.
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited February 23, 2006).][/b]
Same here. I checked a bunch of boxes at the grocery store and not a single one had anything other than bold allergens in the ingredient list. Based on phone calls from a couple of years ago, I still don't trust them.
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Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2006 - 6:02am
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i do not trust them either. until they start labeling for MAY CONTAINS and i have called them a few times i wont trust them. the box said the donuts i was looking at were made in new jersey, fyi.

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2006 - 7:24am
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I reraised another thread on Entenmanns...I was amazed that they had "filberts" as an ingredient in the donuts and coffeecake and it was NOT bold at all. Filberts are hazelnuts, and I think those fall under the "tree nut" allergen.
I actually think I'm going to write and complain.
Edited to say: I've just researched filberts (a variety of hazelnut) --- they grow on a bush...does that mean they do not fall under "tree nut" as an allergen?
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Posted on: Sun, 03/12/2006 - 7:52am
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I happened to call Entenmanns the other day. Noticing that every product except their doughnuts had a new simple ingredient declaration and cautionary warning, I wondered if, by chance, the doughnuts were safe for PA. The response I received was that all products were at risk of cross-contact, and that the doughnuts had no warning on the box because the boxes themselves were old. We need to be cautious as old packaging materials get used up and old products clear off the shelves.

Posted on: Sun, 03/12/2006 - 8:47am
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filberts are just another name for hazlenut, they are nuts. i dont think its a law that an allergen has to be in bold, just that it has to be listed in plain english. entemens are not safe!!

Posted on: Sun, 03/12/2006 - 1:11pm
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One thing I don't get about the "old box" thing is that I've seen a brand new doughnut product - "softees" doughnuts in a bag, not a box, and they, too, do not have any warning on them.
Years ago, I was told by Entenmann's that they eliminated using any peanuts or nut oils from their doughnut production, and that the doughnuts are made on separate lines, specifically because of allergies, and, yet, now the rep who handles the calls refuses to acknowledge that this was ever the case. I was also told that they do not use any products with peanuts in their doughnut plants - just tree nuts. They are not trustworthy or consistent in their responses. I have had the feeling that they are trying to "cover" themselves, without giving any accurate or specific information about their manufacturing practices.
That said, we still sometimes use the doughnuts and, occasionally, the plain chocolate cakes, which also have no nut warnings. Their doughnuts are one of the few -if not only - mainstream baked goods which are Kosher and, we had thought, peanut-safe. I'm not sure what we'll be able to use or recommend to our school if they are indeed a true risk. Makes me want to move to Canada!

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