Hi im new with Concerns and getting frustrated! Kids Cuisine

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[b]Hi Im amber from Tn and my son is allergic to nuts. We have had a few problems with things this past year. He has a reaction to Great Value hot dogs bus that we bought from Walmart never thought to check them. I learned my lesson really quick. I was reading on the forums here cause a few nights ago my son had a reaction to Kids Cuisine whats weird is it was just his lips but they had never gotten that big before they were yellow they were so big. He has had them before and i have checked them before,It was the all star chicken nuggets with chocolate pudding and corn. I have never seen may contain nuts. My husband called them and they flat out told us they may contain nuts that things do cross contaminate, But then he talked to someone Im guessing at Conagra foods and they said that its Ok they wash there equipment.I am just in shock that they dont seem to care.I have looked up sites about it and went to the kids cuisine site says nothing there about may containing nuts if you call and listen to the nutrition facts there it says may contain nuts. Why is it not on the box yet? [/b]

On Jan 3, 2008

As I understand it companies do not have to label for cross contamination or for when they make a nut item on equipment and then do an allergen wash before making an item without nuts. You can look up the law on the FAAN website. By my individual experience a few big companies don't care. General Mills is pretty good about labeling for cross contamination. Having said that watch for company policies to change over night. Most of us loved Crisco oil. Crisco is now bottling peanut oil on the same equipment as their Canola oil leaving many of us scrambling to find a new oil and no it isn't labeled may contain. I am sorry your son has a food allergy. It is tough. This is a good resource and reading other people experience can help you learn. If you feel overwhelmed that is about par for the course with food allergies. Cindy

On Jan 3, 2008

Hi welcome,

I am sorry it is so hard. I have had to take away so many things my son used to be able to enjoy because I am unsure if they are safe for him. We weren't diagnosed until he was three so it was a big change for us. He used to have plain M&M's, and donuts and ice cream and pizza hut and on and on. I have gone back and forth on Kid Cuisine - I now only let him have them at my mothers house about 2 times a year. I got the same run around answers.

On Jan 3, 2008

Thanks for the reply. After reading things on here i just cant believe the things i never thought about. Like i never herd of the pizza hut thing thats crazy .My son has had the allergy since he was 2. My mother in law gave him a bite of a peanut butter cup when he was about 1 and he dident have a reaction. Then when he was 2 i gave him a bite of peanut butter and crackers and it was a full blown reaction. We have had things pretty controlled till this past year. I was wondering if anyone has herd of the shot they were coming out with, where he could have things that may contain? I herd a while back it was supposed to be available last year around Feb or something.

On Jan 3, 2008

Hi,

I try to follow the research and I havn't heard of a shot. I do know they are currently doing immuno therapy trials at Duke and a few other places and are having some success. These are long trials though the first ones that are wrapping up I think were 2 years long and the next ones I think are 10 months plus. I have also heard of chinese herbal therapy - since it is an herb they might be able to get it produced without FDA approval so that would be sooner than with FDA approval of course. But I think they are still a year out on that and maybe (hopefully) 5+ years on the others. That is what I have read from some of the leading allergists.

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