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Posted on: Fri, 09/21/2001 - 7:46am
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You should call Hostess/Interstate to be certain, but I believe they use the code "087" on goods produced in their nut-free Biddeford, Maine facility. (They do have sesame seeds in that facility, though, if that's an issue.)
Best of luck,
Debbie

Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 9:57am
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as of the beginning of this week the codes on the east coast (Pennsylvania) for nut free facilities are still 087 and 68.

Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 10:37am
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esmom,
The best way to find out is to contact Hostess directly. I live in Illinois and called them when I was unaware of a birthday party at school until the last minute. I usually make something homemade. I called before buying the Cupcakes orTwinkies and the lady at hostess gave me the numbers to look for that correspond with the factory where they are made. Both cupcakes and twinkies were safe dependant on the factory number on the box. After I bought the boxes I called back and was able to talk to the same person and verified I was reading the boxes correctly. She was VERY helpful and nice and even sent me a coupon for a free Hostess product. Don't ever hestite to call, you might just get a perk!

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 2:13am
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yes everytime i call i get free coupons for bread and donuts, etc. very nice. i always ask for Rosetta? i think her name is. very helpful and informative.

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 9:24am
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tidina,
That is also who I have spoken with! How funny. She really is great help. Sounds like she could be an old hat at this huh.

Posted on: Sun, 11/17/2002 - 11:33pm
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Zach's Mom,
Thank you for this helpful information! My PA/TNA dd loves the HoHos from hostess. I was just thinking, not only do we have to go food shopping with such a long food list, but now I'll have to carry a separate list with all the safe food codes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 11/18/2002 - 12:00am
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Yes, the safe food codes are a pain in the you-know-what to look for. (I can just see people staring at me in the grocery store as I compare the code to the one I have written down! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] It's bad enough that other shoppers must wonder why on earth it is so paramount for me to read each and every ingredient label!) Seriously, though, I do trust Hostess and I am so glad their products are readily available. My kids enjoyed "ho ho's" just last night. This is the type of thing none of my friends would ever buy, so it's fun to be able to give them to my daughter's friends as treats when they come over. I admit I have not called about a code in California. Maybe I should; but we've never had a problem with the basic Hostess cupcakes, ding dongs, and ho ho's. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Mon, 11/18/2002 - 5:12am
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California mom, do you guys also deal with egg allergy? I may be remembering someone else, but are there egg free Hostess treats? I can certainly check at the store sometime, of course, but was just wondering. They would be an easy thing to provide to school so I do not have to keep fresh baked stuff on hand all the time. I will have to remember to check this stuff out. becca

Posted on: Mon, 11/18/2002 - 6:04am
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It would be much easier if they would just say they label for cross contamination. If you don't see a "may contain" warning, it's ok.

Posted on: Fri, 09/26/2003 - 1:58am
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reraising.
We've been using the donuts with the 087 code. My son loves them.

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