Kellogg\'s adding almond flour ARGGHHH

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 6:41am
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Just found out Kellogg's is adding almond flour to their nutri-grain mini granola bites.....I am so upset as this is one stupid thing my son could eat!!!! Why on earth would they do this????? He is off food coloring, milk, and all nuts and may contains. I can't believe I am almost in tears here, this was the one thing I could offer as a treat to my treatless son. Oh well guess I will have to make my own granola, which will be ok I suppose. I hate these stupid allergies and these dumb companies. Like, who says, "hey I think that's missing something, must be almond flour" [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img] I hope that's enough smilies to express.

Linda

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 6:43am
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Canadian?
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Posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 7:13am
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Linda,
I know it's sooo frustrating when you find some safe treats that you don't have to bake and then they are snatched away!!!
Maybe we'll all be master chefs/ nutritionists and make oodles of $$$ from all our food expertise?????
Hope you find another safe treat. We do alot of baking here too. My kids chow on mini teddy grahams, apple cinnamon cheerios, and homemade rice krispie treats. Otherwise, everything else is baked... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
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Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 7:22am
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Yes, it's Canadian, sorry should have mentioned. My son loves the commercial and when he wants some he asks "Can I have some mini if your not's?" I had this on the list of safe snacks for the school, I hope they didn't print the newsletter yet!
Linda

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 2:23pm
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I just bought some today, but mine don't list almond flour. I also had this on the list of safe snacks and ds starts school on Thursday. Guess we will be re-vamping the newsletter. Did you see this on a package or did you hear it somewhere about the almond flour?
The ingredients listed on my pkg are:
Rolled oats, sugar/glucose-fructose, choclatey chips (sugar/glucose-fructose, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, cocoa, modified milk ingredients, maltodextrin, glycerin, soya lecithin, salt, sorbitan mono and tristearates, simulated flavours), rice, vegetable shortening, brown sugar, fructose, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, glycerin, coconut, sorbitol, dextrose, salt, natural and simulated flavours, soya lecithin, whole wheat flour, vitamins (thiamin hydrochloride, niacinamide, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid)
If they are changing the newer packages, I am off to WalMart tomorrow to buy the remaining safe packages!

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 2:34pm
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Actually the ingredients listed on the Kellogg's site for the choclate chip mini granola bites is different than mine, but still no almond flour:
Ingredients:
Flour mix (corn meal, whole oat flour, sugar, salt), sugar, chocolate cookie crumbs (enriched flour, sugar/glucose-fructose, hydrogenated vegetable oil, cocoa, yellow corn flour, unsweetened chocolate, salt, dextrose, baking soda, soya lecithin, milk ingredients), cocoa, hydrogenated vegetable oil, colour, natural and simulated flavours, vitamins (thiamin hydrochloride, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, d-calcium pantothenate), minerals (iron, zinc oxide), BHT added to package material to maintain product freshness. Contains traces of soybeans.
Allergens:
Product contains wheat and milk ingredients
The oatmeal raisin one:
Ingredients:
Rolled oats, sugar/glucose-fructose, rice, raisins, vegetable shortening, brown sugar, fructose, whole wheat, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, glycerin, natural and simulated flavours, salt, modified coconut oil, soya lecithin, cinnamon, milk ingredients, vitamins (thiamin hydrochloride, niacinamide, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid).
Allergens:
Product contains wheat and milk ingredients.
And the mixed berry one:
Ingredients:
Rolled oats, sugar/glucose-fructose, fruit pieces (sugar, cranberries, citric acid, natural strawberry flavour, elderberry juice concentrate, vegetable oil), rice, vegetable shortening, brown sugar, fructose, whole wheat, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, glycerin, natural and simulated flavours, salt, soya lecithin, milk ingredients, vitamins (thiamin hydrochloride, niacinamide, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid).
Allergens:
Product contains wheat and milk ingredients
Can anyone verify that they really are intending to add almond flour?

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 2:37pm
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The link to their site is [url="http://www.kelloggs.ca/sitemap/index.htm"]http://www.kelloggs.ca/sitemap/index.htm[/url] and then click on Products. HTH!

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 2:44pm
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I checked the US site and theirs does contain almonds, not sure if they always have. The American ingredient listing is:
Nutri-Grain

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 11:44pm
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I got an e-mail from anaphlaxysis Canada with an attachment from Kellogg's, they are changing their ingredient list on Sept. 2 with the almond flour ones being on shelves mid September. I don't know whether to buy the remaining safe ones as my guy is little or just stop them all together. I'd hate to see him accidentally eat one of the new ones.
Linda
eta. alert e-mail
The following alert from Kellogg's and pertains to a formulation change to "Kellogg's Nutri -Grain Mini Granola Bites".
This message is brought to you via the Canadian Anaphylaxis Registry, a free public service of Anaphylaxis Canada. Anaphylaxis Canada's mission is to inform, support, educate, and advocate for the needs of individuals and families living with anaphylaxis and to conduct and support research related to anaphylaxis.
Visit our website at [url="http://www.anaphylaxis.ca"]www.anaphylaxis.ca[/url] to view previous allergy alerts and recalls.
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Kellogg Canada Inc. is reformulating its Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Mini Granola Bites, 140 g package. The two flavours impacted will be Chocolatey Chip and Mixed Berry. Almond flour will be added to the formula of this item. The addition of this almond flour will be reflected in the Nutrition Facts ingredient statement. Please always read this ingredient listing for the most current information.
This formula change is scheduled to take place September 2nd, 2004 and will be found on store shelves mid-September.
Consumers with questions regarding this product change can contact Kellogg Canada Inc. toll-free at 1-888-876-3750 Monday through Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm EST.
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Kellogg Canada Inc. modifie la composition de ses Mini bouch

Posted on: Wed, 08/25/2004 - 1:32am
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Well, I must say that that's very unusual for this to happen in Canada. Not that it hasn't happened before, not that it won't happen again, but very unusual.
And why with such a popular little item?
Dammit! I've bought the bloody things. Not on a regular basis, can't even remember if my PA son likes them or not, but just dammit all anyway.
An e-mail campaign wouldn't hurt.
Also, my apologies, I would still be angry if this happened in America, but even as posted in this thread, the almond was already in the American ones.
This is just so, well, un-Canadian! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
Dunpun, my apologies, I did check your profile, I was fairly sure you were Canadian, but wanted to double check.
I'm not a member of Anaphylaxis Canada so I don't receive all of the information they send out by e-mail, but I do receive some since Jesse is registered with them and what I do is I usually post the whole e-mail here as well.
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Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 08/25/2004 - 2:00am
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Hi Cindy,
These products may be manufactured in the USA, and since Kelloggs USA uses almonds in their products, maybe Kelloggs Canada decided to add an 'almond flour' ingredient to the listing as a "cross contamination" concern.
I know Christie's added 'peanut flour' as an ingrdient listing to some of their cookies that were made in facilities that made peanut butter oreos as a cross contamination concern.
I think these products are made in the USA, even though they are distributed in Canada, but I will have to check the labels to be sure.

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