Is Hershey\'s Safe?

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2007 - 6:20pm
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We took DS to a new allergist yesterday and while we were there he got his "safe" Hersheys Milk Chocolate Kisses from his diaper bag. When I started to give him one she stopped me and told me that none of their products were safe and to never give them to him again. Being new at this I stopped in my tracks, I had checked the package more than once and visited their website and was satisfied that this was safe for him. Has anyone heared that Hershey's was unsafe even when the package checks out?

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2007 - 10:53pm
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We trust Hershey's labelling. I have given my pa daughter plain kisses (from their own bag, not mixed) many times.
That being said, Hersheys is starting to use Shea nut oil in their kissables, so those are no longer safe for us, for now.
Good luck

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2007 - 11:03pm
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Hi, did he tell you why they were not safe?
I trust Hershey's labeling. My son is pa/tna and has eaten hershey's for 5 years no problems.
Before diagnosis, he did have hives from plain M&Ms, Nestle Crackle bars etc.
If you go to hershey's website, you will see that they are very allergy aware.
We do avoid the kissables and kisses with shea.

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2007 - 12:17am
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My son is just PA and for now we aren't avoiding Shea, though we don't eat any nuts (for fear of cross contamination) Hershey is pretty much the only chocolate we do trust. I have read the allergen info on hershey's website and spoken with them and am very comfortable because they seem very aware of allergies.
I would ask your dr why to avoid Hershey... I know the first allergist we saw was working off of old info, he didn't seem to keep current on anything, which is part of why we switched.

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2007 - 12:37am
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My allergist who's son is PA, told me that Hersheys kisses were safe and that her PA son eats them. Of course they are not safe for my son as he also has a dairy allergy.

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2007 - 8:58am
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Originally Posted By: JeannieLino
That being said, Hersheys is starting to use Shea nut oil in their kissables, so those are no longer safe for us, for now.
I'm wondering why? Has your allergist said to avoid Shea? Just wondering what you've heard.

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2007 - 9:13am
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Originally Posted By: TraciTOriginally Posted By: JeannieLino
That being said, Hersheys is starting to use Shea nut oil in their kissables, so those are no longer safe for us, for now.
I'm wondering why? Has your allergist said to avoid Shea? Just wondering what you've heard.
I can't speak for JeannieLino but our allergist says to avoid (dd is TNA). Also there was a post here about a Dr. Wood (??) that said he has seen TNA patients who had reactions to shea. Some members (possibly former members) had reactions or their kids did.

Posted on: Sat, 11/03/2007 - 11:30am
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I called Hershey's last week about their choc. syrup. I told the rep. that DS could react to even the tiniest amount of P or TN. She assured me that Hershey's takes allergies very seriously and that they label for all x-contam even shea. We have not had any reactions to any PF or TNF Hershey's products. I would like to know on what basis the allergist told you this- just curious.

Posted on: Sun, 11/04/2007 - 12:05am
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Originally Posted By: TraciTOriginally Posted By: JeannieLino
That being said, Hersheys is starting to use Shea nut oil in their kissables, so those are no longer safe for us, for now.
I'm wondering why? Has your allergist said to avoid Shea? Just wondering what you've heard.
Hi, Just popping back on for a minute. We are avoiding all tree nuts for now. My dd is allergic to PN and we are avoiding tree nuts as she had not been exposed to them at the time of her test. Also, there is still too much unknown about shea nut for my comfort zone, so we avoid it.
We still trust Hersheys though, and call every so often to complain about them changing formulas to add shea.

Posted on: Sun, 11/04/2007 - 1:33am
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We trust Hershey's as well. My dd has never had a problem with the products she's had. We haven't been avoiding shea but she has tested neg. to tree nuts for years. Our allergist is fine with that.

Posted on: Sun, 11/04/2007 - 6:22am
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I'd like to ask a quick question about the full-sized Hershey bar. My daughter is on her way to 5th grade camp on Wednesday(yes, I'll be there!), and they will be having a campfire and making s'mores at night.
Can I trust the Hershey bars to be safe for her? She is TNA only, and I know they make an almond bar as well.
If I should avoid Hershey bars, is there anything else I can trust? I looked through EVERY chocolate bar in the store today, and saw nothing I was comfortable with.
Dove bars and Nestle Crunch have a "may contain" warning for tree nuts. I need an option fast!
Thanks,
TNAmom

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