jelly bean reaction

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2000 - 1:44am
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Anonymous (not verified)

My peanut-allergic daughter had a rection to eating 2 jelly beans produced by Brach & Brock Confectionary. She had a mild reaction-red skin and coughing. We did not need epinephrine. I called the company and they confirmed that their jelly beans and jelly eggs are produced on shared equipment with peanuts. This was my fault for not checking first. But when will the FDA require allergy statements? Beware of jelly beans!

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2000 - 2:25am
Christine's picture
Joined: 02/03/1999 - 09:00

pActually, I thought I had checked Brach's several times and saw that their jelly beans had the "may contain peanut" warning. For that reason, I haven't bought my son any Brach's candies ever. We stick to Starburst jelly beans /

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2000 - 3:26am
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Joined: 10/15/1999 - 09:00

pRead the post on JUST BORN products also, they do jelly beans in additon to PEEPS w/o peanut products in their plant./p

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2000 - 3:59pm
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Joined: 04/10/2000 - 09:00

pbrachs,where are they located?I've been trying to get a number for them because I bought some of their chocolate eggs for an Easter Egg hunt.There is no warning on the lable.My daughter has the allergy so just in case I bought some from the nut free factory on this web site.Can someone tell me how to get ahold of Brachs.....thx/p

Posted on: Wed, 04/19/2000 - 7:16am
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Joined: 12/21/1999 - 09:00

pBrach's # 1-800-283-6303. I spoke to someone there today. They also make smuckers jelly beans. I was told they were NOT safe. However, the orange slices and the Hi-C fruit slices ARE safe./p

Posted on: Wed, 04/19/2000 - 11:08am
Nina's picture
Joined: 07/18/1999 - 09:00

pI was told the same re: Smucker's jelly beans and received letter today stating possibility of cross contamination on packaging line (no warning on packaging however!). They stated that Hi-C and a couple other products are save because made in non-peanut plant./p

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2000 - 12:13am
tania.n's picture
Joined: 04/10/2000 - 09:00

pThank you so much for the reply Tamisly for getting me the phone number I have been having no luck with that.So I guess she wont be eating any of the chocolates from there.good thing I bought smarties,jellie beans and holly plasitic eggs....thank youbr /
Happy easter and be safe!/p

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2000 - 6:24am
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Joined: 04/10/2000 - 09:00

pHi!I have done some research and called Brach's{comet} of Canada,I was told they don't have any peanuts in their facility what so ever.This has been their practice for 2 years now,they only have almonds there but on a seperate line.Which soon will be no more also.Thank goodness because my vermont chocolates never made it here.Also Allan has no peanut warning, they are made on a seperate line not in a different /

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2000 - 6:30am
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Joined: 04/10/2000 - 09:00

pI thought I would leave the number here for anyone else who needs to inquire..../p
pBrach's Canada{comet}br /
St.Hyacinthe,Quebec,Canadabr /
1-800-774-9131br /
Nut free in Canada only/p

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2000 - 11:24pm
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

pHi, /p
pJust a thought. Since some jelly beans are 'OK' and some are not, I choose to stay away from all so that my daughter doesn't get used to them. If you tell her she can eat some, but not others, she will never know which ones are safe, especially when she is away from the house./p
pHer preschool asked if it was OK to give her 'Skittles' candies for her easter basket. (They are great about checking everhthing!) I told them that even though there are no peanuts in "Skittles" (they are made w/fruit), they resemble MM's and at this age she won't know the difference (she's 4) so I avoid them also./p

Posted on: Fri, 04/21/2000 - 6:03am
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Joined: 07/18/1999 - 09:00

pLinda Jo -- Good advice. I've thought of this before, kind of in passing. Glad you brought it to the forefront of my attention./p



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