is there a comprehensive list (or starters list) on this site. PA/TNA??

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 11:08pm
My2girls's picture
Joined: 04/12/2007 - 09:00

i'm drowning here. Single mom-works full time-has has PA and i guess TNA bc i just read the ped allergists sheet she gave me-although at the office it was just PA.

anyway-i do not have the luxury or ability to sift through these boards right now-my main concern is to get my home nut free and plan for upcoming parties we are having.

is there a thread here or book where i can just read what is good and what is not?

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 11:37pm
Kathy L.'s picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Off the top of my head, I don't know of *specific* threads (but there may be some that others are aware of). The problem is that ingredients change often, or manufacturers change product lines around. Example, up until very recently, the boxed Rice Krispy Treats were safe. Now they came out with a peanut butter flavor. So we don't buy them anymore. Even if they clean between lines, it's not worth the risk to my daughter (but she is not a toddler anymore; she reads labels.) So if there is a list, it may be outdated.
Here's a quick list of snacks we always buy in my family:
Breyers Ice Cream
Hershey's Kissables
Cheez-It Crackers
Pepperidge Farm Brand anything
Tootsie Rolls
I recently ordered Canadian peanut-free products from They have Kit-Kats, Quaker Granola Bars, other stuff.
If I think of anything else, I'll add it onto my list. Going grocery shopping tonight-I can update that with the real foods we buy.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 12:20am
MommyMegan's picture
Joined: 12/07/2005 - 09:00

MY SAFE LIST (from memory, haha):
Rice A Roni/Pasta Roni
Ore Ida
Green Giant
Kraft Cheese
Rebecca's Nut Free cookies (no store bought)
Tyson meats
Kraft Mayo
Hillshire Farm summer sausage
Heinz products, also
I can't remember anymore lol.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 12:46am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

You really do have to read every label, every time. But here are the companies I think label well:
Nestle (not everyone trusts them, but it seems to me they put warnings on the things that need it, except ice cream)
General Mills
These companies are peanut-free:
Philly Swirl (frozen treats)
Clabber Girl (cornstarch & baking powder)
Smarties (American) - I can't think of the actual company
Spangler (do they make Smarties?) (Dum-Dums, Safety Pops, candy canes)
Gimbal's (candy)
World's Finest Chocolate (but they use tree nuts)
Merlin's (seasonal chocolate)
McCormick (seasonings)
Bob's Red Mill (but they process tree nuts)
Malt-O-Meal (but they process tree nuts)
Jiffy (but they process tree nuts)
Dare (cookies & crackers)
You should never totally take someone's word for it that something is safe. But I find it gives me a starting point when people say on here that something's safe or unsafe. Then I can read the label, go to the company's website, or e-mail the company myself to make my own decision. If you go as unprocessed as possible, it will be safer.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 1:13am
My2girls's picture
Joined: 04/12/2007 - 09:00 family makes smarties!!! thats my family....relatives. C and D candy.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 1:23am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I pretty much agree with what BethC said.
I can't give you a list because we're considering more than PA in our equation (and you aren't)...
It's been a while, but most pasta companies are entirely nut-free. Hodgson's Mill, for example, is [i]very[/i] good about labeling and extremely helpful when you call.
And less processed definitely = safer.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 3:18am
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

Hormel pepperoni
Scooby Doo tube ice cream pops by Nestle
Philly Swirl frozen treats
Luigis water ice
Ritas stuff
Mcdonalds, Wendys, BK (check website and just stick with basic happy meals)
Minute Rice or Goya golden Canilla rice
Barilla, muellers and ronzoni pasta
Peppridge farm fish crackers
Rold gold pretzels

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 6:27am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

That's so funny that CeeDee Candies is owned by your relatives! Well, they should understand food allergies better than some people. They are one of the few U.S. companies that have a peanut-free (and other allergens-free) statement right on the package. Fabulous!
Tootsie Roll is peanut-free, too.
Some Wonder/Hostess factories are peanut-free. Some people have been able to call them to get those plant codes. It seems to me their labeling is pretty good.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 7:40am
Sarahb's picture
Joined: 01/22/2007 - 09:00

My safe list....
meat without solution
veggies - washed
fruit - washed
Hellmans Mayo
Mccormicks spices
Gold Medal and King Arthur Flour
Trader Joe's whipped cream cheese
Trader Joe's cheese twists
I like Trader Joe's b/c they label well and if a product has a warning for made in a faciliy with tree nuts I will give it to my son who tested negative for tree nuts - this warning tells me that the company is labeling specifically and thoroghly
Trader Joes - some of their Marinara sauce is safe some is not
Trader Joes - whole wheat hamburger/hot dog buns
Trader joes - some of thier corn chips/tortilla chips
Kroger - applesauce
Trader Joes instant oatmeal
Pillsbury - refridgerated doughs
Betty Crocker mixes
Kozy Shak - pudding
PFarm Goldfish
Sunsweet - dried fruits
Made in Nature organic raisins
Horizon organic milk
Mountain High yogurt - plain
Quacker Oats Oatmeal
General Mills products - I trust the labels
Jennio Turkey products
Bests Hot Dogs
Hersheys - I trust the labels
ENJOY LIFE - totally nut free and good but pricey - cookies, cereal, granola - look in the GLUTEN FREE section
Purely O's - Cascadian Farms - cheerio type cereal
Tyson - chicken nuggets and Foster Farm - but Tyson will need to be rechecked soon
anyway....all of these need to be rechecked and all labels read every time as things change
If you can go food shopping at your lunch break and bring a cell can call the 800 number right on the package but doing during eastern standard time

Posted on: Fri, 06/01/2007 - 4:38am
bhcassidyjj's picture
Joined: 06/01/2007 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Sarahb:
[b]ENJOY LIFE - totally nut free and good but pricey - cookies, cereal, granola - look in the GLUTEN FREE section
Thank you so much for the heads up on this. I was able to find it at my grocery store today and I'm so excited to have cookies to give my daughter besides oreos! I would have never thought to look in the gluten free section.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 2:07am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

First take a deep breath.
This does not happen in one day. You'll be fine. Just start reading labels very carefully for allergens. That is all you can do the first few days. You can't learn it all so quickly. And there is no one book to give you all the answers.
And there is really not alot to learn. There are experiences to manage, school, play dates but you can approach them calmly and carefully with some help from us here.
My son was diagnosed at age 4 in 1988. There was no internet, all I had was encyclopedias. I just went by the seat of my pants.
He never reacted till age 14! That was pretty good, 10 years no reactions ever!
Use your instincts right now, trust them. Your daughter can eat NOTHING that you did not put in her hands. You or another TRUSTED adult.
If you get too militant right off the bat people will start rolling their eyes at you and they will not take you seriously.
You'll be fine, just relax a bit, take a deep breath. Get ONE book, any book from this or FAAN's site. You'll be fine.


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