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Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 10:30pm
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Ryan's Mom, I wrote to Mrs. Paul's at the address you provided--the letter was returned with a new address so I wrote to that one and finally, here's the info I received.
First the letter I sent:
My 4-year-old son has a severe peanut allergy and is required to stay away from
all tree nuts. In the past, he enjoyed Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks. However, I noticed
that Mrs. Paul's now has shrimp with peanuts. This concerns me.
Could you please advise if the fish sticks (or any product) are produced in a
totally peanut-free and/or nut-free facility? Or, if not in a totally peanut-free and/or nut-free facility, if the fish sticks (or any product) is produced on a dedicated peanut-free and/or nut-free line?
Thank you for your assistance.
This is the response I received, complete with type-os (as usual, not directly answering my questions):
Thank you for taking the time to contact us concerning ingredient information. We welcome all comments and inquiries and appreciate your interest in our products.
Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks and Fillets and the Mrs. Paul's Bowls are manufactured at a two different locations. Therefore, there is no possibility of cross contamination.
Thanks again for contacting us we always appreciate hearing from our consumers.
Sincerely
Jan Ott
Consumer Affairs
Mrs. Paul's
11432 Lackland Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63146
(314) 801-2300
Well, at least I have a new telephone number and will put them on my list of manufacturers to call!

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 5:41am
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Thanks Donni.
This thread was quite amusing to me, since I was cleaning out my freezer yesterday and pulled out an ANCIENT box of Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks. Like I said in a previous posting, Ryan ate enough to last a lifetime a while back. Perhaps another fish stick phase is not far off since no one has asked for them in quite a while. I'm glad you got a postive response and they still appear to be safe.

Posted on: Mon, 03/24/2003 - 7:29am
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I just called about the Van de Kamps fish sticks and was told that they are made in a plant in Erie, PA which is peanut and tree nut free.

Posted on: Tue, 03/25/2003 - 6:27am
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I called Gorton's today and I was told that all major allergens will be labeled if they are included. Also, she told me that they have a nut/peanut free facility so that I should consider the fish sticks safe.

Posted on: Sun, 03/20/2005 - 2:15am
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I noticed that this thread has been very old. Has anyone called Gorton's recently? Any information on shared equipement with shell fish?
Thanks
Lingling

Posted on: Mon, 03/21/2005 - 9:02am
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I called Gorton this morning. I was told they label cross contianmenion for the common allergen. Right now there is no products containing tree nuts/peanuts.
Lingling

Posted on: Mon, 03/21/2005 - 9:07am
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FYI to those with sesame allergy: Van de Kamps contains sesame oil, as indicated on the ingredient statement

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