Frito Lay

Posted on: Tue, 03/09/1999 - 1:50am
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Awhile back I called Frito Lay and was told all their products are nut-free (they do make peanuts but in a different plant). The rep I talked was very familiar with nut allergies because her husband has a nut allergy and he works in the plant.

But as always call and confirm this yourselves.

Posted on: Tue, 03/09/1999 - 6:07am
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Hi, I called the Canadian toll-free number for Hostess Frito Lay, left a message asking about peanut/tree nuts in their products and got a message back saying that all their products are nut free.

Posted on: Tue, 03/09/1999 - 11:13am
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I exclusively use Frito Lay for the Cheese Balls and Cheetos my son so loves. I was using Planters Cheese Balls until I became educated on the cross contamination issue here at this web site. I have had no problems with Frito Lays products.

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/1999 - 4:51am
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OK, I missed that one. What about the Planters Cheese Balls and cross-contamination???

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/1999 - 7:07am
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I'm assuming Debbie is talking about Planter's Peanuts and because they also make cheese balls, she is worried about cross contamination...am I right Debbie?

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/1999 - 10:46am
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Yes Connie, I was talking about the Planters nuts issue. I think there must be a huge risk for cross contamination here, since nuts are Planters major line of business. I hope I'm not off base here.

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/1999 - 11:43am
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I definitely agree with you! You are NOT off base. I think if any one food would be cause for cross contamination, it would be Planters.

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/1999 - 11:54am
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I guess we'd have to consider the "dust", huh? I always looked at a snack product and tried to find another with a similar shape to consider cross-contamination. There is none for cheeseballs that I know of, like there is for Ritz bits or Capt Cruch cereal. It took me a long time to think of "dust" in production lines and I guess I still need to be reminded about this. But then again, we may find that these are produced in a separate facility, etc. Next time I'm in the store I will copy the phone# down and call them.

Posted on: Thu, 03/11/1999 - 12:37am
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Hi, Planters is a Nabisco Foods brand. Nabisco's U.S. toll-free number is 1-800-622-4726. Their Canadian toll-free number is 1-800-668-2253. Hope this helps. Take care.

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/1999 - 3:45am
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I called Planters yesterday regarding the cheese balls. If any of their products have a possibility of cross-contamination with a peanut product, then "peanut" will be listed as the final ingredient. We really do need to have consistency in labelling.

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