Heinz Response-FYI

Posted on: Mon, 04/21/2008 - 7:51am
Newallergymom's picture
Joined: 03/09/2008 - 15:23

I asked if there was a chance of cross contamination for their ketchup , and this is the reponse. Heinz is off my list

Because we understand how difficult it is for consumers with food
allergies to find 'safe' processed foods, we clearly list the FDA Top 8
Major Allergens on our ingredient panels if they are included in our

The FDA specifies the Top 8 Major Allergens are as follows: Soy;
Wheat; Peanuts; Eggs; Dairy; Tree Nuts; Shellfish & Crustaceans; and Fish.

Currently, these ingredients are listed specifically within our
ingredient statements. They are also called out in bold print underneath the
ingredient statement. Older packaging will only reflect these
allergens within the ingredient statement itself (rather than reiterating the
information in bold print).

Because recipes are not patentable, the terms 'natural flavorings' and
'spices' refers to dried spices which are not disclosed on the label
for proprietary reasons. Unfortunately, if you are allergic to an
ingredient other than those specifically declared, we are not able to
disclose whether your ingredient is being used in the recipe, and therefore
suggest that you avoid using this product.

Posted on: Mon, 04/21/2008 - 1:07pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Are you avoiding something that isn't in the top 8 they listed? We use Heinz and haven't ever had a problem. Whenever we get fast food and ketchup packets, seems like they are always Heinz.
It is irritating that you can't even call to find out if your allergen is or isn't used in the natural flavorings though. If we had to avoid anything that isn't in the labeling law that would bug me.

Posted on: Mon, 04/21/2008 - 11:45pm
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

we have to avoid sesame which is not in the top 8. i believe it is the 9th. kraft and general mills do call out sesame but i am use to reading the labels anyway. i called heinz a few years back and they seemed very knowledgeable. my son eats heinz bagel bites and heinz ketchup.

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