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Posted on: Sun, 01/11/2004 - 6:00am
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raised for Sebastian

Posted on: Sun, 01/11/2004 - 10:06am
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erik, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] You know I'm the queen of re-raising (and usually get in trouble for it) but I know there is a reason why some members aren't comfie with Hershey's in the U.S. and I just wasn't sure why. But I also wasn't in the position to try and find the threads at the time either.
I really appreciate it. You're a very nice man! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 01/11/2004 - 10:44am
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]erik, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] You know I'm the queen of re-raising (and usually get in trouble for it) [/b]
you're welcome Cindy.
this time, I can get in trouble! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 3:22pm
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I just saw a new Hershey's product here in Toronto at Dominion:
[b]Hershey's kisses with caramel[/b]
And no peanut alert so they look safe [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 11:12pm
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We have been able to eat those here, Erik. They are yummy! I cannot think of any other safe caramel filled candy here for us, so it was a nice addition to the product line. becca

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 12:48am
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Not to be a total wet blanket, but I've called Hershey's (US) pretty recently (to ask about the carmel filled kisses), and once again they told me that they do not use dedicated facilities or even dedicated production lines for Hershey's kisses. The only product that is produced in a dedicated facility is the 6-to-a-package plain, large (1.55 oz, iirc) Hershey bar.
Hershey's does say that they'll label if there's any reason to believe there might be cross-contamination, but since they don't use dedicated lines for Kisses, their definition of "any chance of cross-contamination" seems bogus.
For those of you who trust Hershey's (US) labeling -- how do you reconcile this? Hershey's doesn't claim to use some special allergen cleaning procedure or testing procedure to verify that there's no cross contamination of the Kisses (or other products). So why do you consider these Hershey's products to be "safe", when the story they're giving out -- no dedicated nut-free lines or facilities -- is no different from Nestle's (US), who most people don't seem to trust?
Not trying to rob any one of their comfort zone or to criticise anyone's choices, but I just don't understand the faith so many people with peanut and treenut allergies seem to have in Hershey's.
Thanks,
Debbie

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 1:03am
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Hi Debbie,
The reason I trust Hershey USA products is due to the labelling.
I have seen the following labels on the products:
- manufactured on equipment that also processes peanuts
- manufactured on equipment that also processes almonds
- manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts
And more.... so for me, that is good enough. A compnay that uses labelling like this must be very allergy aware.
Plus many people at pa.com use Hershey's products and I have never heard of any problems from any of them [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
p.s. the Hersheys caramel kisses that I mentioned which have been introduced to Canada are actually manufactured in the USA

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 1:04am
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Quote:Originally posted by becca:
[b]We have been able to eat those here, Erik. They are yummy! I cannot think of any other safe caramel filled candy here for us, so it was a nice addition to the product line. becca[/b]
Hi Becca.. I agree. They are quite tasty! I like them too. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 3:57am
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After my oldest cub experienced frequent bouts of vommitting and malaise shortly after consuming Hershey Kisses, we decided they were no longer acceptable for my Peanut/Nut Allergic cubs to consume. This happened on numerous occassions. Don't care to repeat it.
General Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. Just noting my own personal, highly individual, and unique situation...........

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 5:34am
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Hi Momma Bear,
It was Hershey kisses, and not Hershey hugs? I do know that some Hersheys hugs have a 'manufactured in the same facility that process almonds' on the label.
Well, it's not the end of the world if he can't eat kisses, as Hershey chocolate is not that great anyway (although I do like those caramel kisses!!)... I prefer Nestle and Cadbury and Godiva chocolate (note, Godiva may contain tree nuts so it is not safe if you have tree nut allergies, but I am PA only)

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