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Posted on: Fri, 09/28/2001 - 12:25pm
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Called King Arthurs Flour and found out that the there is a chance of cross contamination with a variety of nut/peanut flours. Prior to this we have used it frequently w/o a problem, but I am planning to switch to Gold Medal which is produced on a dedicated line.Does anyone worry about the flour listed on store bought products. So many things contain flour...I wonder how many companies actually use flour from a source with a dedicated line...

Posted on: Sat, 09/29/2001 - 10:23am
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This is grim news indeed - King Arthur was my favorite brand of flour; it really produces a superior crumb. I'll have to call Arrowhead Mills - my next favorite.
Thanks for the heads up!
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 09/29/2001 - 11:20am
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Thank you for the heads up. I think you might have a point about the flour, however, I don't think I am at a point where I can worry about that. Every day I discover stuff Megan (2 years old) has been eating that I no longer want her to eat. I'm not ready for that one yet. I'm taking one step at a time. Right now I'm trying to figure out why her eczema is flaring up again -- I think it is the Rice Krispies or Kix she has been eating. Sorry, that's a different subject.

Posted on: Sun, 09/30/2001 - 11:48pm
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When my mother was at the King Arthur facility, she asked if their flour was made on a dedicated line and they said yes. I'm glad you asked too. I hate it when we are given conflicting information like that. When I get a chance, I'll call them and maybe someone else can call too - that way, we'll see if we get consistant information. I use King Arthur a lot! I just got a bread maker and bought a BIG bag of the flour for it.

Posted on: Tue, 10/02/2001 - 1:49am
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Damn! I could scream! I have been using King Arthur Bread Machine Flour and regular Flour for months. I thought it was safe. We HAVE to make all our own food. Do these nut-crazed idiots not undersatnd the seriousness of this? I am enraged. The first post says Gold Medal is safe. Has anyone else checked?
I just called Reily Foods, who produce Swan's Cake Flour and they claim their product is made on nut-free machines but, I don't think the woman understood the seriousness of the questions I asked. Just a feeling I got. I am afraid I will waste away to nothing if something doesn't change. Does anyone know about Swan's Cake Flour? I couldn't find a thread on it so I'm starting one.
Thanks,
Christine
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Posted on: Tue, 10/02/2001 - 2:27am
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KING ARTHUR FLOUR IS SAFE! All of King Arthur's signature flours: Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, Special Bread Flour, Self-Rising Flour, Traditional Whole Wheat Flour, and 100% White Whole Wheat Flour ARE ABSOLUTELY PEANUT FREE! There is NO need to switch to a lesser quality brand of flour to insure that your flour is peanut free. Understand that King Arthur's signature flours are milled where they're grown and the mills packaging it DO use dedicated lines. If you have ANY questions, call them yourself at 800 827 6836. They are very upfront and honest and can answer your questions.

Posted on: Tue, 10/02/2001 - 9:09am
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I never thought about this until I saw your post. I'm usually very careful but for some reason, I didn't equate flour with possible peanuts or cross contamination. I haven't seen King Arthur flours at any of our stores so I use Arrowhead Mills.
I called Arrowhead Mills and according to their representative, their flours are safe. It will be interesting to see if Going Nuts (Amy) gets the same response as I've found that sometimes the response all depends on which representative answers at some companies.
I e-mailed Bob's Red Mill flours and Ener-G Foods to see about their flours. I'll let you know when I get a response as to what they say. Take care. Warmly, Julie B.
Edit: I just realized after skimming back up that I probably never saw King Arthur flours as that's regular flour...my son is allergic to gluten so we have to use speciality flours.
[This message has been edited by julieb (edited October 02, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 10/03/2001 - 6:45am
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I called King Arthur Flour's Headquarters and they put me through to customer relations. I explained why I was calling, asked if flour was milled/produced/packaged in a nut-free plant. The man said it was safe from nuts. I told him someone else had given a different answer. He put me on hold and checked on it to be sure he had the right information. He said that the PACKAGED flour was sometimes stored in a wharehouse where there may be products containing nuts. I explained to him the importance of getting this information right and told him to expect phone calls. Please call and insist on getting the ONE correct answer. The number again is: 800 827 6836.
I think it helps if we show them that flour is a serious staple for people who must make a lot of their own foods and that we appreciate their help.
Any answers on Swan's Cake Flour from Reily Foods in New Orleans?
Thanks-Christine
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Posted on: Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:37am
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I realize some of these are really, really old. King Arthur has made changes to their facilities and how they process their products. Here is a run down from their Customer Service Department:
Angela Smith customercare@kingarthurflour.com via 22h3oevrmjs7.a-gm7dmau.na7.bnc.salesforce.com
5:53 AM (10 hours ago)to me
Hello ,
Thank you for your email. Our Signature flours (All Purpose, Bread, Whole Wheat and White Whole Wheat, plus their Organic versions) are produced in wheat only mills that are peanut and tree nut free.
All specialty flours (French style, Italian style etc.) plus our mixes and ingredients are mixed and packaged here in our Vermont facility do share equipment and cannot be considered tree nut free.
Our new Gluten Free line of mixes and ingredients are milled in a separate facility that is free of the top 8 allergens: wheat, nuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, eggs, and dairy. That said, our mixes may require eggs and/or dairy; please take a look at their packaging (available for viewing on product information pages) to see what’s required to bake them.
I hope this is helpful to you. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Sincerely,
Angela
Customer Care Baker
King Arthur Flour
bakers@kingarthurflour.com

Posted on: Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:48am
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Bob's is peanut-free, however not tree nut free. They make hazelnut and almond flours. They don't call themselves peanut-free, because some 8+ years ago they did process peanuts. Pretty sure that's long enough, we use Bob's flours with a very severe peanut allergy and have never had a problem. And I bake A LOT. Arrowhead Mills is also safe, as, I believe, someone else said, too.

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 7:19am
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We use the Gold Medal Organic Flour with no problems. I have never called on it as it has GM labeling so I assumed no warning = okay.

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