Kellogs Now Labels for Cross Contamination

Posted on: Tue, 02/25/2003 - 1:41am
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

Sorry if this is on here somewhere else. I did a search and couldn't find it. I have noticed Kellogs products now say "corn may contain traces of soy". I wondered if they label for cross contamination of peanuts and tree nuts as well so I just called. The lady told me indeed, they now label for cross contamination of all the major allergens. I said specifically, "if a product shares a line with peanuts and/or tree nuts, will the label indicate a cross contamination risk" and she said "yes". Has anyone else been told the same information? I'm thinking of buying some Kellogs cereal.

Posted on: Tue, 02/25/2003 - 9:11am
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

Until I actually see a box of Kelloggs cereal that is labeled for cross contamination I will continue to boycott their products. Everyone (the general public- those giving out samples in stores etc...) keeps telling how allergy aware Kellogg's is but I have yet to see a single box of their cereal labeled for cross contamination.
I will be going to Wally World in a bit after my dh gets home from work and I will check again to see if any are actually labeled. I'll let you know what I find out. Till I see a label though its a no go for us. Timmy's reaction to the Frosted Rice Krispies was quite severe and I don't want a repeat [img][/img]

Posted on: Tue, 02/25/2003 - 10:43am
mchammond's picture
Joined: 09/21/2000 - 09:00

We have used several Kellogg's cereals including apple jacks for years without problems.

Posted on: Tue, 02/25/2003 - 10:36pm
KayMarks's picture
Joined: 01/10/2000 - 09:00

All the Kellogg's cereal's I have been getting have had the warnings on them. It's been like that for a long time. Never had any problems.

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 12:23am
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

I didn't get to the store last night, I'll be going this afternoon.
I'm sorry that I was not more specific in my post... Kellogg's is GREAT at labeling for all the major allergens EXCEPT peanut. I've seen many other things listed for cross contamination but never anything with peanut listed. As I said before... till I see a peanut warning on one of their boxes they are banned from our house.
Also, this is US specific... I think they do label better in Canada.

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 6:29am
amy2's picture
Joined: 09/02/2000 - 09:00

I have been buying Kelloggs for a while as well. My son has never had any reaction to any of their cereals, pop tarts, rice treats, etc... I called them as well at least a year ago, and I got the same information from them. That yes, they list all of the 8 or 9 major food allergens including peanut. I feel it again is a comfort level issue. He's never had any problems, and I feel just because I have not either seen the word PEANUT listed anywhere in the label, I still feel fine in giving it to him.

Posted on: Fri, 02/28/2003 - 11:14pm
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

My son has had a reaction to two different Kellogg's products, so I'm sure this is why our comfort levels are different on this. I checked about half of the Kellogg's boxes yesterday and the only allergens I saw listed were soy and wheat. (US specific)
Personally, because my son has had a fairly severe reaction to Kellogg's cereal, I will not buy any Kellogg's product till I see one with a peanut warning.

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2003 - 12:28am
hannah mom's picture
Joined: 10/12/2001 - 09:00

This is Canadian information, but I will post it anyway since it is different than what Heather was told about labelling for shared lines in the US.
I called about Kellogg's waffles (they made a honey-nut one when I called, I don't know if they still do since I no longer buy their waffles). I was told that all the waffles were made on the same equipment but because proper cleaning protocols were followed there was no chance of cross-contamination and no warning label was required or used. I think I was told the nut-containing ones were produced on Fridays and the equipment taken apart and cleaned over the weekend. I'm sure many people would feel comfortable with this, but if I can buy other brands that are never on shared lines I choose to do this.

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2003 - 9:11am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I wholeheartedly agree with CVRTBB.
Her child's reaction to a Kellogg's Frosted cereal and my child's reaction to Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats were severe, in my opinion. I have never seen hives like the ones Ryan had on ANYONE. It was very scary to see, but thankfully halted by the Epipen. I'm sure Kellogg's probably labels fairly well, but I have serious doubts that they do not screen their suppliers for allergen cross contamination. Our son ate many different types of Kellogg's cereal for 2-3 years, but it took that one to scare the he** out of us.

Posted on: Mon, 03/03/2003 - 1:53am
nicoleg's picture
Joined: 03/30/2001 - 09:00

I just emailed Kellogg's (USA) with the cross contamination question. They replied with their basic "read the label" response, not even addressing cross contamination. So for now, I will continue to avoid Kellogg's products.

Posted on: Mon, 03/03/2003 - 6:03am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by ryan's mom:
[B]I wholeheartedly agree with CVRTBB.
It was very scary to see, but thankfully halted by the Epipen. [B]
Ryan's mom,
Just a question. When you say the hives were halted by the Epipen? Does that mean that's all you did? I'm not asking other than to know how other people handle things and what I could do differently.
In that case I would use the epipen and call 911. Is that what you do?
Is your son allergic to just peanuts? Is Kellogs not safe for Peanuts? Is that what this thread is saying? Or is it milk or someting else?
Just need to know, thanks.


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