Hi! I\'m new--I work for a peanut-free company and want to learn more

Posted on: Sat, 01/19/2008 - 4:10am
Lauri's picture
Joined: 01/19/2008 - 10:50

Hi Everyone, first of all, I am not soliciting, I am just wanting to introduce myself! I live in MA and work for a nationwide company that was designed around food allergies and dietary restrictions. They make their own products for quality control (so you don't see that "warning") label for peanuts. And since the owner has a peanut allergy, they're forbidden in the factory, to create a peanut free line. I am trying to learn more about this, as many of my customers have food allergies (as do I) of various types. Can anyone share with me what types of food products are the most difficult to find as peanut-free? And does anyone know of peanut allergy support groups in MA?

Posted on: Sat, 01/19/2008 - 1:48pm
qdebbie1's picture
Joined: 02/10/2005 - 09:00

granola bars

Posted on: Sun, 01/20/2008 - 3:04am
jschumac's picture
Joined: 11/20/2007 - 12:58

Ice cream

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 12:10am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Hi Laurie...
I agree the hardest thing to get that is safe is Ice cream.
and Chinese food.
I am from MA here is a link to the NE chapter of food allergies support group.

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 5:44am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

And, I mean the type that you could buy in a bakery or supermarket-bakery. It would be wonderful to have ready-made baked goods available (with ease) for special occasions.
Oh, only to dream.......

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 7:11am
Ra3chel's picture
Joined: 01/21/2008 - 12:28

Safe Thai food would make me beyond happy. Otherwise...easy snacks and pre-prepared stuff like granola bars, cookies, candy, energy bars, trail mix...

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 11:11am
Lindensmom's picture
Joined: 09/21/2007 - 09:00

Safe ice cream would be SO WONDERFUL and also all the other things mentioned. Additionally, we are vegetarian, and having a hard time finding safe versions of things like Tofurky - soy and vegetable protein based substitutes for lunch meat, sausage, and ground beef. If you're not vegetarian these sound disgusting, but vegetarians eat lots of them and we are dying for some "lunch meat" for our sandwiches.

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 4:55pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

We'd love to see safe ice cream sandwiches! I love those and they hard to duplicate at home.

Posted on: Mon, 01/28/2008 - 4:19am
phoenixrizing69's picture
Joined: 12/21/2007 - 10:54

Safe Mexican food! My first severe allergy happened when eating Nachos and since then I have been very hesitant to eat Mexican food of any kind unless its home made tacos and I cook them myself. Ice cream, baked goods, cookies... only cookies I felt safe eating were Oreos and now they make peanut butter Oreos :(

Posted on: Mon, 01/28/2008 - 5:00am
niche's picture
Joined: 02/05/2007 - 09:00

yes to everything everyone else said plus make it healthy / organic? I would like to buy more organic or healthier snack options for my child however most of them seem to have some kind of nut warning.

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2008 - 8:16am
Kanji's picture
Joined: 01/30/2008 - 16:26

Because many airlines can't guarantee peanut-free meals, any food you'd take traveling , such as granola bars.
Apparently Quaker in Canada have lines that are made in the same facility, but on different floors. Why they can't do that here in the US I have no idea (I did email their cust support). I need to find a local source for the canadian ones!
o Chinese food, Thai food, Mexican food
o Baked goods, ice cream and ice cream cakes
o good quality chocolate, available locally.


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