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Recently my two year old PA son ate some Pepbridge (sp?)Farms goldfish crackers and his mouth swelled up. it looked like he had received some novacaine on one side. has anyone had problems with these? he has dairy allergy, but had never before reacted to dairy in a baked product. thanks

On Jan 11, 2001

Sorry to hear about your son's reaction. My daughter never had a reaction but we stopped letting her have them. Pepperidge Farm's other flavors of goldfish "may contain" but they don't mark the plain flavor. Hope this helps. Andrea

On Jan 11, 2001

Wow, I have always let my son eat goldfish, usually cheddar cheese, but he has also had plain. after reading Andrea's post, i got up and rushed to the kitchen and read the ingredients on the bag we have and there is no mention of nut products or a may contain warning on them. Is this snack off limits to anyone else????

Or did I read that wrong and we are talking about dairy not peanut products in them??

On Jan 11, 2001

nonutshere - Cayley had a milk allergy, which she outgrew at age 2 1/2, and she reacted to any cheese-flavoured cracker. She could only eat Goldfish AFTER she outgrew the milk allergy. She only reacted with hives, not swelling.

You say your son can normally eat milk in baked goods? Interestingly, Cayley could eat homemade pancakes made with milk, even while she had the milk allergy, but she always reacted to these crackers.

shannon - I'm sure it's just milk allergy we're talking about here - Cayley eats the Goldfish almost every day for a snack and she's just fine with them.

On Jan 11, 2001

Hi All,

I brought an old thread back up to the top titled Pepperidge Farm. Great info there! (And it's on this particular board).

We love the goldfish ~ The plain and the Cheddar ones.

------------------ Stay Safe.

On Jan 11, 2001

I'm very sorry. I should have been clearer. The trio flavor is the on that has 'may contain'. Pepperidge Farm was also no help to me. As a matter of fact, I remember getting quite annoyed with them on the phone. Since I didn't get a clear answer, we stopped letting her have them just to be safe. Though, I must admit, now that I know they are OK, I still don't think I'll buy them because they just couldn't give a straight answer. Very sorry if I panicked anyone. Andrea

On Jan 24, 2001

I inquired about Peppridge Farm regular flavored goldfish several months ago. I received a letter from them stating that the goldfish are made on nut free lines so I've been buying them on a weekly basis since then. Today I called Peppridge Farm because I wanted to know if this nut free status included the cinnamon flavored kind and they confirmed for me that both are indeed made on nut free lines. It is the policy of Peppridge Farm to label anything made on a shared line with a "may contain" label.

On Feb 5, 2001

I am sitting here with a box of the cheddar flavor goldfish about to contact Pepperidge Farm as my son has PA. Are you saying they are safe from peanuts? Every kid loves these...

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Originally posted by Connie: [b]Hi All,

I brought an old thread back up to the top titled Pepperidge Farm. Great info there! (And it's on this particular board).

We love the goldfish ~ The plain and the Cheddar ones.

[/b]

On Feb 5, 2001

Goldfish (all Golfish, including the honey and cinnamon flavored) are made on peanut/tree nut free lines but not a peanut/tree nut free facility. You have to consider your own comfort level before you buy them. Also Peppridge Farm is very good about labeling for cross contamination. My PA 2 year old loves Goldfish!

On Feb 5, 2001

I was in the supermarket the other day and unless I am mistaken the new enhanced flavored goldfish have a may contain warning. I forget if it was flavor charged or flavor blasted, something to that effect. Anyone else see this?

On Feb 5, 2001

I had recently posted this on another thread... but I read somewhere, and I think it was a FAN newsletter, that PepperRidge(sp?)Farm was going back to an "original" recipe that contains peanut product of some sort. It was supposed to go into effect this past fall. Luckily my daughter didn't like them too well so that's good. I have bought another brand called "Whales". I get them at a Wal-Mart Supercenter but that's here in NE Arkansas so I don't know if you can get them in other regions of the US. Also, I have not called to verify this info about the Goldfish so it may all be wrong. Please if you learn otherwise.

On Feb 6, 2001

I think that's the snack mix that you're talking about. I never heard of that other basted flavor. I'm surprised to hear of Goldfish with a may contain warning because two times now Peppridge Farm has told me Goldfish are made on a nut free line.

On Feb 6, 2001

My daughter (now 6) has sworn for the last several years that she can smell peanut in things that may contain just a trace. The Instant (without biting into it) she put the Gold Fish Crackers (cheddar is the only she has tried)in her mouth she spit it out and said it had peanut. Her mouth,toungue and throat begin to itch immediately. She will not even attempt to try one again.

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Originally posted by AndreaM: [b]Sorry to hear about your son's reaction. My daughter never had a reaction but we stopped letting her have them. Pepperidge Farm's other flavors of goldfish "may contain" but they don't mark the plain flavor. Hope this helps. Andrea[/b]

------------------ Becky S

On Feb 6, 2001

My son has been eating the Goldfish Cheddar and the Cinnamon for a long time w/o any problems. It seems I recall e-mailing Pepperidge Farm some time ago and for the life of me I can't find their response.

The *Trio* flavored ones at one time did have the "may contain" warning on them but it seems like the last time I checked that particular flavor, the warning was *not* on the label. Has anyone noticed this?

The *Snack Mix* definitely has the warning on it for peanuts.

------------------ Stay Safe.

On Feb 14, 2001

My PA daughter has eaten all the cheese flavors, plain, pretzel, and graham flavored goldfish for the past 2 years (several times a week) and has had no problems with them.

On Aug 23, 2001

The pre-school is planning on feeding the children goldfish crackers and I can send my son with his own bag if I want. I just contact Peppridge Farm for the 3rd time and the girl told me their goldfish snack mixes carry the "may contain warnings" and are made on a line shared with peanuts, however, the regular non-snack mix golfish are made on a dedicated line. This includes the cinnamon and honey falvorded as well.

On Aug 23, 2001

My pa 3 yr old eats goldfish almost everyday without ever having an incident. I am puzzled by the reactions many of you have explained, while the company states that the original ones are made on a designated line. I am very concerned about this and will contact them ASAP. However, we have always stuck to the "original" flavor ONLY.

On Aug 23, 2001

I called Pepperidge Farm a few weeks ago (I think I posted it somewhere) - they told me that all flavors are made on a nutfree line EXCEPT the TRIO flavors which are made in a different plant and are labeled. My DD eats plain cheddar and the graham cracker flavor almost every day and has not had a problem ever. We read the labels every time thought "just in case"!

On Aug 24, 2001

I spoke to Pepperidge farm today because goldfish is one of the snacks I listed on my son's kindergarten "safe" list. I was told that the goldfish with the letter codes DP (Denver plant) and CT(connecticut plant) are the safe ones. WO is NOT SAFE--it is the Willard plant and they have contracted out all their "nut products" at this plant (including a new PB cookie that they now have although I have not seen it yet on the shelf). My son lives on the cheddar goldfish and I hope that pepperidge farm continues to keep the nut products at a different facility.

On Aug 26, 2001

L&MOJOE writes on another thread:Well, it was only a matter of time, right? My friend told me today that he saw packages of goldfish cracker 'sandwiches' made with peanut butter on the shelves of the supermarket.

I have yet to see them myself (although I believe my friend) and I haven't called to see what their manufacturing processes are regarding these new fishies.

Also, I noticed that Cheez-Its are coming out with 'sandwich' type crackers, although at this time it looks like it will be only cheese filling.

This is bad news; I plan on calling them Monday! I will post response ASAP.

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