Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough

Posted on: Fri, 08/28/2009 - 2:18pm
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I just found out my children's school will be having a cookie dough fundraiser. Does anyone have any allergy information about this company?

Posted on: Mon, 09/21/2009 - 3:35am
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i contacted the company for my child very impressed check the web site click on the product code info will show they also emailed me with indepth info on how they clean the equipment and test for protiens non peanut cookies are made three days a week and the others are made the other two you can contact them at 1-888-275-6847 option 5 hope you enjoy there cookies i know i feel very comfortable with this for my child

Posted on: Mon, 09/21/2009 - 4:12am
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To answer your question regarding Peanut Allergy; All of our ingredients are clearly labeled on each packaging. All products that do not specifically list nuts as an ingredient are considered to be nut free. We produce all the non-nut products Mon-Wed. in the plant. On Thurs and Friday, we produce products that do contain nuts. Once we’ve made the last nut product, our maintenance department takes the entire processing line apart (every piece of equipment is broken down piece by piece, including utensils). A sanitation was down is done on the equipment and utensils, using a special soaping agent geared to removing residue. Once that is completed, our quality control technicians conduct an allergen test on all equipment and utensils. This testing called ALERT, which is designed to test machinery and equipment for positive or negative results for nut proteins and residue. As long as the results of that testing is negative for nut residue, protein, etc, we’ll put the machinery back together and start Monday up with the non-nut products. This practice is done every weekend to prevent contamination between the two.

Posted on: Tue, 12/08/2009 - 11:56pm
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Kim2009,
Thank you so much for sharing this information. It is nice to see a company that can clearly state in such detail their safety policies and procedures around allergens. They appear to be extremely vigilant. I am going to do a little research around the test "ALLERT". I am not familiar wtih it. Thank you again for sharing.

Posted on: Wed, 12/09/2009 - 3:08am
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Thanks Kim for sharing.
When companies put information like this out there--I personally feel comfortable buying/trying their products.
It's all a comfort level thing. :)

Posted on: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 5:32am
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Kim2009, is this ALLERT policy still in place? My son brought home a flyer today for their Fall fundraiser. In big letters is the following statement: Allergy information: These products are manufactured in a facility that also processes products that contain
PEANUTS/TREE NUTS, MILK, WHEAT, SOY, EGGS, FD&C YELLOW #5, and FD&C YELLOW #6 on the same equipment.
Now he's in a strict nut-free school, I don't know how they can even allow the products in to the school for disbursement with that statement. I know I and other parents of children with peanut allergies will not be participating in this fundraiser as we can't even have the products in our house with that label/warning.
I know this thread is old, but I'm hoping I get a response.

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