Kemps ice cream

Posted on: Sat, 05/27/2006 - 1:47am
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I did a search and didn't come up with much about this..

I was at Hy-Vee a couple nights ago (Hy-Vee is a midwest/Iowa? grocery store), and I saw a box of Kemps ice cream. I think it was vanilla and chocolate chip cookie dough on a stick. I almost bought it, it looked sooo good. It had allergy warnings for milk, egg, soy and wheat I think.

Do they label well? Should I go back and get that ice cream?? Would you trust it?

I e-mailed them but they haven't got back to me yet.

Posted on: Sat, 05/27/2006 - 3:27am
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I called them a while ago and was not comfortable with their answer about cross contamination. I don't recall the details of the conversation, but remember it was not in our comfort zone.

Posted on: Sat, 05/27/2006 - 12:27pm
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When I contacted Kemps, they told me that they use the same equipment for all of their flavors. They run the plainer flavors first, then the ones with peanuts and nuts, then they shut down and clean at the end of the day. I don't know if they test their products for allergens. I have not seen them have any "may contain" type warnings. We always used to buy it, but I've become more cautious about ice cream, so I stopped.

Posted on: Sat, 05/27/2006 - 1:31pm
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We buy Kemps in the buckets all the time and have had no problems. We have used it for the past nine years. It is the only ice cream we allow our son to eat. We called and talked to the manager at the plant and he explained in detail their procedures. (There was some discussion about Kemps in the past - don't know how to link it though.)

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2006 - 10:10am
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Here's the response I got from them, I think I'd feel pretty "ok" about buying plain vanilla from them though. Although, this response was semi-rude (or maybe it's the pg hormones thinking it was rude, lol).
[b]Dear Consumer,
For all of our products, we do not have any dedicated lines or facilities for
making non allergen products. We do make all of our non allergen products in
the beginning of the day, them make our products that contain allergens, and
then clean our equipment and the process starts over the next day. It is up to
you to make the decision if our products are safe for you based off that
information. I hope I answered your question.
Mindy Stepnick
Kemps Consumer Relations
[/b]

Posted on: Sat, 05/27/2006 - 3:27am
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I called them a while ago and was not comfortable with their answer about cross contamination. I don't recall the details of the conversation, but remember it was not in our comfort zone.

Posted on: Sat, 05/27/2006 - 12:27pm
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Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

When I contacted Kemps, they told me that they use the same equipment for all of their flavors. They run the plainer flavors first, then the ones with peanuts and nuts, then they shut down and clean at the end of the day. I don't know if they test their products for allergens. I have not seen them have any "may contain" type warnings. We always used to buy it, but I've become more cautious about ice cream, so I stopped.

Posted on: Sat, 05/27/2006 - 1:31pm
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Joined: 07/09/2000 - 09:00

We buy Kemps in the buckets all the time and have had no problems. We have used it for the past nine years. It is the only ice cream we allow our son to eat. We called and talked to the manager at the plant and he explained in detail their procedures. (There was some discussion about Kemps in the past - don't know how to link it though.)

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2006 - 10:10am
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Here's the response I got from them, I think I'd feel pretty "ok" about buying plain vanilla from them though. Although, this response was semi-rude (or maybe it's the pg hormones thinking it was rude, lol).
[b]Dear Consumer,
For all of our products, we do not have any dedicated lines or facilities for
making non allergen products. We do make all of our non allergen products in
the beginning of the day, them make our products that contain allergens, and
then clean our equipment and the process starts over the next day. It is up to
you to make the decision if our products are safe for you based off that
information. I hope I answered your question.
Mindy Stepnick
Kemps Consumer Relations
[/b]

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