General Mills

Posted on: Sun, 10/31/1999 - 12:00pm
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I just sent two e-mails regarding Chex Mix (the pre-made kind without whole peanuts still is made from peanut flour.) and Booberry and Count Chocula Cereals. I was hassling/educating them about the allergy, the risk, and the confusion caused by foods that don't need peanut flour, and by foods that people assume are safe. I don't have the website, but asked Jeeves. Made me feel better, tonight, the evil HALLOWEEN.

Also wrote to Snyder's of Hanover complaining about their potato chips, but also thanking them for clear labeling. They moved a warning to the front of the bag.

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2006 - 2:12pm
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I vouch for them. Gardettos bear a warning for sesame.
Something else I saw recently (GM product) did as well... can't recall what it was, though.
Go GM!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2006 - 11:31pm
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we love general mills. they are one of the few that will label for sesame.

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2006 - 2:12pm
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I vouch for them. Gardettos bear a warning for sesame.
Something else I saw recently (GM product) did as well... can't recall what it was, though.
Go GM!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2006 - 11:31pm
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we love general mills. they are one of the few that will label for sesame.

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 11:13am
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I hear lots of stuff about reactions to kelloggs cereals. my son eats them. he is PA, TNA and sesame. his only high numbers are to peanuts though, moderate to brazil, low to sesame, walnuts, pecans and negative to almonds, cashews, pistachios and hazelnuts. we do eat general mills products and i like them because they list for sesame as well. good luck!! some people i know cannot eat boxed foods, only homemade and some can???

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 11:34am
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I started the other thread on Kellogg's. Please don't let me scare you away from them. Others have had good experiences with them. I honestly am not positive that it was the Kellogg's that my dd reacted to. It seems that way, but I'm not positive. So for my family, we may steer clear until we figure this out. I'm not saying others need to though. That's something people need to decide for themselves. (Oh--and my dd has tree nut AND peanut allergies)
As far as General Mills goes, my family trusts them. We've never had a problem with a General Mills product and I know many on the boards trust General Mills.
I hope that helps. I know this can be overwhelming.

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 12:06pm
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We also trust General Mills, but tend to limit cereals because there are so many with nuts and seeds and it seems there must be a good chance of crosscontamination one way or the other...But GM makes many products and I always feel more comfortable with foods that have their label. For cereals we stick with GM plain Cheerios and occasionally Kelloggs rice krispies, and whenever possible nonuthin'granola-which you can order online...there is a link on the home page here. Very yummy!
To get a comfort level with foods just starting out, we called all the manufacturer's to get assurance that there was no chance of cross contamination on the items we chose, and stuck with company's that were peanut/nut free. Check the peanut free business board for some ideas.
As you read more and more labels, you will see that some companies are very specific about whether there could be traces or whether there are nuts in the facility, or whether it is made on a dedicated line...I tend to feel more comfortable with companies that give more detail. I figure that if they are going to note that there are nuts in the facility on some items, then the ones that don't indicate nuts are safe products.
Where there is not any detail, I call the manufacturer and check on the Discussion Board to see if anyone has experience with the particular food item and/or company. It helps me feel more comfortable trying new foods.
Good luck!

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 10:11pm
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We have eaten Golden Grahams in the past. Just call on them and make sure they are still ok. We have not had a problem. We generally go by the box and then I call from home when I am not sure.

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 11:44pm
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General Mills is one of the few companies I truly trust. My DD eats plain Cheerios and Rice Chex, and has also eaten Kix. (She is ultra-sensitive, even in present company, I think it is safe to say...)
Kellogg's..... well, I guess I trust them more than most. But plain Rice Krispies are the only Kellogg's cereal my DD has ever eaten. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'd probably trust whatever General Mills has to say about the Golden Grahams.

Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 1:15am
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Wanted to say that I called General Mills this morning, and the girl I talked to was wonderful. She is also PA!!! She was great. She assured me that GM labels for cross contamination, and I asked her if SHE eats the products. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] She said yes, of course. Anyway, she was really helpful and I feel fine eating their products now. She did say to always read EVERY label in case something changes, but if there were any chance of peanuts in the product, it would say so.
Also, just FYI, but I am sure most if not all of you know this, Progresso, Gold MEdal, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, and Old El Paso are all General Mills products. So these would all be the same as far as labeling. I feel SO much better going to the grocery store now.

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