grocery list

Posted on: Sat, 04/24/2004 - 10:49pm
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At the suggestion of Alternative to Mainstream I am posting my grocery list. My son is 15 months and possible PA and MA (not confirmed by allergist.. but confirmed by hives). I would appreciate any input or concerns about these items. THANKS:
Ritz crackers,
Kix cereal
toll house semi sweet chocolat chips
Cherrios
rice milk (rice dream)
oat milk
soy milk (silk)
wheat thins
oroweat 7 grain bread
earth balance buttery sticks
simply fruit jelly

Posted on: Sat, 04/24/2004 - 11:18pm
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You might call and check on the cross contamination factors on the Nestle Toll House morsels. it was my understanding they are made on lines shared with something peanutty or nutty. I have called Hershey and was assured if there is no warning on their labels, there is no chance of cross contamination. But, call for yourself to be sure.
That being said, if I discovered the Nestle ones were "safe", I would switch back. I always liked them better. becca

Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 12:21am
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Becca, Im confused. I thought you used Toll house choc. chips? I thought that in some areas it had a warning and some it didn't and if it didn't they were ok.
So they aren't ok??? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 12:22am
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lalow, haven't had my coffee yet, so please bear with me (and the dog is yipping in the backyard. How such a large dog can *yip* is beyond me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] )
I'm Canadian, so I'm not going to be as much help as your American counterparts are simply because things that are "safe" here for me may not be "safe" for you.
Okay, so you're taking this list and you're going to read the label on each item that you go to pick up (even if you read it last week when you were buying the exact same thing).
Also, I'm only dealing with PA, so I'm not clear if there is milk is any of the products that you have listed. I think the hard thing with milk also, is that, from what I understand, it can be listed under different names that aren't as clear as milk.
So, the list:-
Ritz crackers,
Plain Ritz crackers are "safe" in Canada. Not sure about the U.S. if they are because of pb Ritz (we have pb Ritz here as well). I would contact Kraft/Nabisco/Mr. Christie's. Contact information for manufacturers (both U.S. and Canadian) and allergy information for different manufacturers can be found at [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url]
Kix cereal
I don't believe we have this here.
toll house semi sweet chocolat chips
I don't believe we have these here.
Cherrios
Plain Cheerios have always been PA "safe" here in Canada. The multi-grain ones were "may contain tree nuts". The honey nut ones, obviously, not okay (well, if you're avoiding tree nuts as well). We can also buy Apple Cinnamon Cheerios. Again, I would check with General Mills.
rice milk (rice dream)
I have never bought anything other than cow's milk. I'm sure if you do a search of this board, you'll find information out about the different milks other than cow's. I'm pretty sure I have seen something, even recently re Rice Dream.
oat milk
Again, I don't buy it, have never looked at a label.
soy milk (silk)
Again, I don't buy it, have never looked at a label.
wheat thins
Wheat Thins here in Canada are "safe". Same advice as I gave you about the Ritz crackers really if they are made by the same manufacturer in the U.S. as they are here in Canada.
oroweat 7 grain bread
Not sure, we don't have that here. I buy Dempster's and another brand of 7 grain bread, no problem, but not sure about the milk.
earth balance buttery sticks
I don't think we have these here. Is it butter? Margarine?
simply fruit jelly
Jelly or jam? I actually don't buy jelly, don't buy jam very often. When I have bought jam, I have been okay with E.D. Smith.
Hope this kinda helped and that you get more American response.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 12:29am
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Becca , sorry, I just looked up some old threads and you were only considering using Nestle chips. Did you ever call them?

Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 1:44am
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My understanding is that Nestle milk chocolate chips often have a "may contain peanuts" label while Nestle semi-sweet (dark chocolate) chips are usually safe. That is what I seem to remember reading, but since I am in Canada (and we don't have Nestle chips in Canada) I am not sure.
I use Hershey chips [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 3:09pm
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Thanks for the input. I will look further into the choc chips especially.

Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 3:46pm
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Lalow - DS had a "possible" reaction to Orowheat bread (I say "possible" because we're not 100% sure it was from the bread). He ate it all the time with no problems and then one day he broke out with terrible hives and a lot of swelling. I called the manufacturer and they said that they make bread with nuts (not peanuts, though) and there is definitely a possibility of cross-contamination.
Oh - we're in the U.S., if that helps.

Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 6:56pm
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Thanks for the info on Oroweat bread. I have been using it for some time with him with no real difficulties but lately he has had just a few hives here and there and I am wondering if the small amount of milk in it is contributing to it. I never noticed the milk because since he had never had any difficulties I didnt even look at the ingredients. That just gives me another reason to quit using it. I have been considering borrowing a bread machine and trying to make my own.

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