Kebbler/Sunshine

Posted on: Wed, 02/24/1999 - 7:37am
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FYI-
Kebbler/Sunshine Company made quite a few of their products on NUT-FREE equipment, such as cheese-its, vanila waffers, hiho crackers and grahm crackers to name a few. Well, as of last week they have changed their manufactoring process and ALL their products will be made on SHARED equipment!!! The representive I talked to said it was no longer working out for them to have nut-free lines.

It is too bad such a major company has decided not to be food allergy sensitive. Maybe it wouldn't hurt if customers called and expressed their dissapointment??

Regarding Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers: I called them again after I saw "may contain peanut warning" on their new 3 cheese flavor. They said some of the goldfish on shared equipment and some are not; read the label every time you purchase.

Posted on: Wed, 02/24/1999 - 8:55am
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<p>Brenda, I can't believe it!! My son absolutely loves Cheez-it Crackers and Goldfish. Just when we take one step in the right direction, we get knocked back two! I agree we need to voice our opinions on this. Everyone, strap on your seatbelts...here comes another roller coaster ride! (Anyone know where I can buy a case of Maloxx? I feel a bad case of Heartburn coming on)!!!</p>
<p>Thanks for the post Brenda!</p>

Posted on: Wed, 02/24/1999 - 10:57pm
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<p>Hi ~</p>
<p>What a big dissappointment! Thanks for the warning.<br />
Nicole<br />
P.S. Can you tell us what state or province you live in and if this only affects certain plants? Thank you. </p>
<p>[This message has been edited by Nicole (edited February 25, 1999).]</p>

Posted on: Wed, 02/24/1999 - 11:20pm
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<p>Nicole- when I called they didn't ask me where I live, so it must be all their factories (U.S.). </p>
<p>I think the goldfish that don't have the may contain pn warning are still ok, but call yourselves to confirm.</p>
<p>Do you think i should I post this on the main diss. board so more people will see it? It seems like not many read this thread.</p>
<p>I hope everyone will call Kebbler/Sunshine to complain.</p>

Posted on: Wed, 02/24/1999 - 11:25pm
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<p>I don't understand how companies work sometimes. It wasn't working out for them - bull - excuse me it wasn't cost effective for them. Well why is everything about the dollar!! I am so dissappointed in them for this. I wouldn't mind paying a few more cents for something if I knew it was peanut free. Don't they understand that their customer has to be their bottom line. Does the person who made this decision realize what he has really done. Again ignorance is such a big factor here. It gets back to the fact that we as consumers should start making our voice known and then we'll see how their bottom line is. It always amazed me that M&M's and other companies couldn't use separate lines too. Maybe I need an education in the manufacturing process, but I am sure they too are in a profitable situation. But again it is probably easier for them to slap " a may contain message" than to do the right thing. Lets start getting the word out and educating these companies. This one makes me so mad. but thanks for posting so we all know where we stand.<br />
Patti</p>

Posted on: Wed, 02/24/1999 - 11:50pm
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<p>P.S. Brenda,<br />
Do you at least get the impression they will be good about labelling. If it doesn't say may contain nuts that it is safe.<br />
Thanks<br />
Patti</p>

Posted on: Thu, 02/25/1999 - 1:53am
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Hi Patti,
Maybe you can clear something up for me? I find this "may contain" thing quite confusing (not too mention everything else about this allergy!!).
I understood that if nuts were processed anywhere in the same plant as something else, that the manufacturers put the may contain label on. Or is it if they just use the same equipment? I know that the risk of cross-contamination is obviously much higher
if they use the same epuipment, but I would think there is still a risk is they are processing nuts on the next line? Any clartification would be appreciated.
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Colleen

Posted on: Thu, 02/25/1999 - 2:02am
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Colleen,
I wish I knew!! I will however get more information on this, because if we can't trust labelling we are sunk.
I'll let you know.
Patti

Posted on: Thu, 02/25/1999 - 2:09am
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Brenda,
I meant to ask you when I posted earlier, how did you find out about this change at Keebler/Sunshine? Was it in the news?
I just visited their website and they did not have an e-mail address that I could find (except for employment opportunity) so I am going to call them and follow up with a letter regarding this. Maybe if enough voices are heard we can make a difference! I don't think I can bear to tell my child there is "one more thing" he can no longer eat.
Thanks again for the information.

Posted on: Thu, 02/25/1999 - 2:17am
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I forgot to mention that most of us do not eat what our children cannot eat; therefore, that is a "double" sale that will be lost!!! I will NOT buy ANY product that states on the label "May Contain Peanuts." To me, it is just not worth the risk. Even when he is not around, I no longer consume such products!
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited February 25, 1999).]

Posted on: Thu, 02/25/1999 - 2:24am
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The way I found out was I had bought a kind of Kebbler/Sunshine cookie I had not purchased before, so I called to verify with them that it was pn free. (This was a week or 2 ago). That's when they told me as of that week they were changing their process because it "wasn't working out" for them. I got the impression they plan on puting the may contain pn warning on all products because they will all be on shared equipment. I also got the impression pepperidge farms will be good about the labeling.
As far as shared equip. verses in the same plant, it might vary from company to company. I recommend calling each company to find out their process and policy.
Also, putting the may contain pn. warning in the US is voluntary--its not required!!!! That means a company doesn't have to do it, but some companies are very good about doing it, you just have to call and ask if each company does it.

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