Food Labeling - Peanut Allergy Information

Food Labeling

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Visit [url=""][/url] for information about both large Canadian and American food manufacturers and how they may or may not be labeling their products correctly.

On Jan 22, 2003

I often find myself referring people to [url=""][/url] for manufacturer information. I just went there now to see if I could find any of the Snack and Beverage companies that fall under the auspices of Procter and Gamble but it's too late for my mind to think. At any rate, I did find that the website has been up-dated with MORE manufacturer information yet again. Kudos to Steve.

What I did do, and I think this would be okay with Steve is just copied the whole page re food allergies. Of course, if you want to click on any of the links, I'm sure you'll have to visit the [url=""][/url] website but I thought by posting this people could actually see what I'm talking about and why I refer people there.

Also, I'm going to start another thread with the website name in the title. I was a newbie when I started this thread and Food Labeling doesn't quite cut it for me right now.

Here goes:-

Helpful Information About Food Companies and Food Allergies

The information on this page has been compiled by Steve Kinsley, a Canadian Registered Dietitian. For further information about Steve's training and background click here.

What Some Food Companies Do To Warn Consumers About Potential Food Allergy Risks

Those who live with food allergies, or those who provide or send food into settings where food-allergic children learn, play or receive care, need to ensure that a food company's products are as safe as they can make them. This can be a time-consuming task, so in this area of my site I've attempted to summarize what some food companies' policies and practices are which may (or may not) address the needs of those responsible for providing food-allergic people with meals that are as safe as possible. Use the information as a quick summary for specific food companies and what they do to inform customers of potential food allergy risks. The companies are listed alphabetically within various categories.

If you live in the U.S., you may also consider putting yourself on the e-mail notification list of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, to receive alerts about companies who have recalled food products due to accidental cross-contamination with food allergens in their manufacturing plants. In Canada, a similar e-mail notification service is available through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Click on either link to go to the pages where you can subscribe to these free e-mail notification services.

With few exceptions, specific food products are not included in the information below, since their safety from a food allergy perspective may change over time. This page is primarily intended to let you know whether or not a food company consistently puts food allergy alerts on their packaging, or whether they say they have taken the necessary precautions to prevent cross-contamination with food allergens during the stroring, manufacturing or packaging process. Contact information has also been included for the companies listed - it is always best to contact the company to ensure that the information contained on this page is up-to-date. Contacting food companies with your food allergy questions also helps promote their awareness of this important issue. Please note that there may be differences in the safety of food products from one country to another - any differences between Canada and the U.S. of which the author is aware have been noted in the pop-up pages for specific companies.

Bookmark this page for future reference - I will continue to add and change information as I learn about it. If you have food allergy information about other food companies not listed on this page, please feel free to contact me, and I would be more than happy to add your information as soon as I have time!

The following table groups companies into various categories, according to the predominant types of food products they make for the general consumer market. Click on the links for the companies to open a new smaller window, and find out more about what they do to warn consumers about potential food allergy risks associated with their products. Information in the following table is not (except in a few specific instances) intended to provide details about specific food products. Instead, it focuses on the company's policy about placement of food allergy alerts on their product packaging.

Please keep in mind that it is always best to contact the food companies yourself to find out information about specific food products. Food allergy risk status can change quickly and without notice for specific products.

Cereals, Cookies, Pastries, and Diverse Food Products Dare Duncan Hines (Robin Hood Multifoods) General Mills Hostess/Frito Lay Kellogg's Kraft Maple Leaf Consumer Services McCain Foods Nabisco Brands Nestle Old Dutch Foods Pillsbury Canada Quaker Oats Company Chocolate and Confections Cadbury/Trebor Allan/Neilson's Concord Confections (manufacturers of many well known brand names such as Dubble Bubble, Bubble Blox, Candy Blox, Razzles, Tongue Splashers, Candy Stampers, and Tear Jerkers). Hershey's Jacobs Suchard Canada (distributors of Terry's Chocolate Oranges and now a similar Raspberry product) Nestle Dried Fruit Products Reinhart Foods (producers of Dalton's and Jaffa brands dried coconut and dried/candied fruit) Sun-Maid Growers of California Sun-Rype Products Fast Food Restaurants Dairy Queen McDonald's Wendy's Grocery Store Chains Dominion/A&P/Ultra Food & Drug/Food Basics IGA/Sobey's/Price Choppers Loblaws/Zehr's/No Frills M&M Meat Shops Safeway Ice Cream Products Chapman's Dairy Queen Good Humor-Breyer Nestle

Looking for information pertaining to Australian or European foods, food companies, or food labelling practices? Click on the links above!

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