Ice Cream

Posted on: Mon, 02/14/2000 - 11:02am
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Anonymous (not verified)

We are travelling to Florida in two weeks and want to know which store bought brands of ice cream are safe to buy for our peanut allergic son. In Toronto we consume Chapmans ice cream of which certain kinds are manufactured on nut free lines. Also, does anyone know if Ben and Jerry's ice creams and frozen yogurts are safe?

Posted on: Thu, 09/28/2000 - 5:34am
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Joined: 01/22/1999 - 09:00

I recently found out from a link posted somewhere on this board that Ben & Jerry's has some nut-free varieties. Do a search on this board for Ben & Jerry's to get to the link to their page... they seem to be very strict at labeling. I was quite impressed - each carton is labeled according the ingredients used - one I saw actually had bold print warning that the supplier that they use for (some mix-in - can't remember what it was), also processed peanut-containing items. So they are warning of cross-contamination issues in their suppliers.

Posted on: Thu, 09/28/2000 - 7:16am
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Joined: 03/02/2000 - 09:00

I haven't used Ben & Jerry's since I found out about my daughter's PA, but, coincidentally, I just went to their website today. They have a great FAQ section that includes questions related to PA (I did a search). It made me feel more comfortable with them, but still not 100%, since they weren't explicit on whether they used dedicated lines or not. I e-mailed them to find out. I'll let you know what they say.
We do use Breyers Vanilla with no problem. You might want to do a search - there have been several threads, I believe, about ice cream. You'll find lots of useful info there. Good luck!

Posted on: Thu, 09/28/2000 - 7:39am
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Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

I buy Bryers vanilla too but I asked Santa to bring me an electric ice cream maker for Christmas. I'm going to have fun experimenting with all the different flavors I can make.

Posted on: Thu, 09/28/2000 - 9:11am
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Anonymous (not verified)

There is definitely another thread on here re ice cream which had quite a lot of good information. In Canada, Chapman's ice cream is really good. They have on their website a list of products that have been produced in a nut free facility and ones that have been produced in a facility where there are peanut products. I know I posted their website on the other ice cream thread - let me try to find it now - can't right now, I'll go and try and find it on this site and re-post. Apparently, their website will even tell you where their products are available in America too. You should really try to find the other thread too if you can. Best wishes!

Posted on: Thu, 09/28/2000 - 9:14am
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[url=""][/url] If you look further down on the Manufacturers 1st page, you'll see my thread about Chapmans itself and then I'm not sure where the other thread is re ice cream, in general, in may be under Main Discussion but not on the 1st page. I hope this helps 'cus ice cream is just one of those things we'd like our kids to be able to eat and thankfully, they can! Best wishes.

Posted on: Thu, 09/28/2000 - 10:45pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I did go to the Ben & Jerry's web site. They do have a great FAQ section. If anyone wants to check it out their address is [url=""][/url] Please let me know what they say about dedicated lines. Last night, I bought a few of their flavors (Pulp Addiction and Fudge Brownie yougart.) Reading the labels, I could not find anything that made me nervouse about these two flavors. A lot of the "nut free" ice cream had "butter oil" listed as an ingredient. That made me nervous, and we stayed away from them. Tonight, I'm planning on giving some to my son. It seems that Ben & Jerry's is well aware of food allergies. They support FAN and have been in contact with them. If you get a chance, check out their web site. Being new at PA, I'd love to get others opinions on this. On a lighter husband is just thrilled that we purchased this yummy ice cream last night, because I would not normally pay so much for ice cream.

Posted on: Thu, 10/05/2000 - 4:41am
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Joined: 03/02/2000 - 09:00

I finally received a response from my e-mail to Ben & Jerry's regarding whether they have dedicated lines for their non-nut flavors. Here it is:
"We don't have dedicated lines for our nut flavors. However, we do have an 8-hour cleaning process in place between producing a non-nut flavor and a nut flavor. Hope this answers your question. Thanks for writing!"
Don't know if they've ever had any reported reactions to a non-nut flavor. But basically, it sounds like Breyer's policy.

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2002 - 5:53am
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Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

just a bump on chapman's info

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2002 - 11:46am
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Joined: 09/05/2001 - 09:00

I spoke with the rep from Safeway and was told that Safeway Select Raspberry and Chocolate Sorbets are safe. PA DD had the raspberry at lunch today with no reaction and loved it. It is also safe for dairy and egg allergic folks.

Posted on: Wed, 06/14/2000 - 12:45am
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Joined: 05/01/2000 - 09:00

There is another thread on ice cream, so you may get deleted here...however, I dont think that soft serve ice cream is really ever safe..especially if they serve soft peanut butter ice cream too, or do once in a while. The question is, do you take the chance...which depends on past experience and your own feelings on it. It depends on how comfortable you are with the restaurant etc. For me, I have scoped out what places I can take them to and what places I can't. McD's is one of them, but not the blizzards.


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