Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 3:24pm
nonutshere's picture
Joined: 01/11/2001 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 7:01pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

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.

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2001 - 1:37am
shannon's picture
Joined: 05/15/2000 - 09:00

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??

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2001 - 1:58am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

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.

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2001 - 2:59am
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Anonymous (not verified)

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.

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2001 - 11:36am
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Anonymous (not verified)

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.

Posted on: Wed, 01/24/2001 - 4:14am
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Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2001 - 2:52am
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Joined: 02/05/2001 - 09:00

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... Quote: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.

Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2001 - 3:05am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

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!

Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2001 - 7:47am
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Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

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?

Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2001 - 1:35pm
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Joined: 01/12/2001 - 09:00

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.



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