Gerber

Posted on: Wed, 03/03/1999 - 6:18am
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Snacks that I trust are Gerber's cookies and crackers. They make 4 kinds of cookies and one kind of cracker that I know of. They may be more expensive than "regular" cookies but is worth it.

I never called Gerber to see if they are pn-free because I assumed being a baby food company they don't have any products with pn--but maybe I will just to double check.

Posted on: Fri, 03/05/1999 - 8:47am
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Hi Brenda,
How old is your child? I never thought to use Gerber snacks; my son loved them as a toddler but can't see any reason not to give them to him now at age 4.
Don't they make an "animal cookie" as well?
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Posted on: Fri, 03/05/1999 - 12:15pm
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Connie,
My daughter is a toddler (17 mos) but you're right any age could eat these. They taste like regular cookies, and I've eaten them myself. There is an arrowroot cookie which tastes just like a shortbread cookie, an animal cookie, a strawberry fruit filled cookie and a banana-flavor cookie (which I didn't think tasted too good. They also make a vegtable cracker which is a "healthy" treat.

Posted on: Fri, 03/05/1999 - 12:39pm
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Cameron loves anything that has strawberries in it. I'll try the strawberry fruitfilled cookies and see how he likes them.
I had just about banned all "major" cookies due to hazards with peanuts. I, too, would think Gerber would be a safe product.

Posted on: Fri, 03/05/1999 - 3:59pm
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Hello, Just a note!!!
Don't "think". Always check!!! Call them and make sure they're safe. See if they know about cross contamination, same lines, peanut flour, hydrolyzed... etc. etc.
I just called Gerber. They have a 24 hour answer center. The lady with whom I spoke was very helpful, friendly and concerned.
They will be looking into "peanuts" etc. for us and let us know soon. The people who would know are there Monday through Friday. Not on the weekends so they will have the proper people call me next week. (March 8-12)
MaryLou, the person at Gerber to whom I spoke, agreed with me not to think they are safe until they check things out. They do already deal with egg, milk and wheat, according to her, and these three are also mentioned on their website. Here is a link [url="http://www.gerber.com/"]http://www.gerber.com/[/url]
When they contact us next week I will post again. Hopefully they will then be able to address our concerns.
Here is their 800 phone number.
Call 1-800-4-GERBER
Their address: Gerber Products Company, 445 State St., Fremont MI, 49413-0001
They have a product ingredients list (which they will send out) but it is from 1998, the new one should be out soon. (You may want to contact them because the ingredients list may only be available in the U.S.)
Here is more contact information:
Gerber Products Company
27777 Franklin Road # 920
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 350-1313
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Posted on: Fri, 03/05/1999 - 11:00pm
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Chris,
You are absolutely right!!! You sure did "my" homework (and at 2:00 in the morning)!
I went onto the Gerber web site and they have some lists regarding eggfree, milkfree and wheatfree Gerber products:
[url="http://www.gerber.com/health/eggfree.html"]www.gerber.com/health/eggfree.html[/url]
[url="http://www.gerber.com/health/milkfree.html"]www.gerber.com/health/milkfree.html[/url]
[url="http://www.gerber.com/health/wheatfree.html"]www.gerber.com/health/wheatfree.html[/url]
These lists refer to Gerber Foods ONLY in the U.S. Other brands may differ in content.
Chris, thanks again for the eye opener!
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited March 06, 1999).]

Posted on: Fri, 03/05/1999 - 11:13pm
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Also, I will be calling Gerber during office hours on Monday.
When I looked on the Gerber site under the eggfree, milkfree and wheatfree foods, I did not see "Gerber Graduates" food there.

Posted on: Mon, 03/08/1999 - 1:27pm
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Gerber called me back today. They seem to be very knowledgeable on their products and I am now to contact their corporate offices to find out more. Looks promising. I wanted to know more about how they check out their suppliers so we may be able to use this information to urge other manufacturers to put in more effort.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/09/1999 - 3:01am
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Chris, might you suggest to Gerber if they do turn out to be peanut free that they use this as an advertising campaign. It would do wonders for advertising the fact that young children should not be exposed to nut/peanut products and they could look like they are on the cutting edge. We could point them in the direction of some of the research that supports this claim. It is a win win situation for all of us.
Patti

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