Minute Maid OJ has peanut warning


I don't know if this has been addressed here but Minute Maid Heart Wise OJ has an ingredient referred to as Plant sterol. This is found in many foods, such as nuts and legumes. I contacted MM today and this OJ does have oil derived from peanut and soy. The company states that it is "refined" therefore should not present a problem to anyone with the allergy. They also state there is a warning label of the OJ carton.

I personally stay away from anything containing peanut oil, refined or not. I have never considered reading the OJ label but I guess this is just another lesson learned that EVERY label needs to be read.

On Oct 28, 2004

Time to switch to Tropicana or Old South [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Oct 28, 2004

I am confused:

"The company states that it is "refined" therefore should not present a problem to anyone with the allergy. They also state there is a warning label of the OJ carton. "

So if it shouldn't present a problem, then why have a warning label.

What exactly does the warning label say?

On Oct 28, 2004

Thank you for warning us. That is good to know.

On Oct 28, 2004

Who would ever think about checking an OJ label for this? Sheesh!

Thanks for the heads up.


On Oct 28, 2004

I had read about this OJ here somewhere, but am glad you brought it up on the main forum so more people will see it! After I read about it, I checked out their label. The ingredient list says plant sterols and then theres a separate little box that says something about the plant sterols being derived from peanut and soy sources. Regardless of what Minute Maid's *opinion* on the safety is, I'm not going near the stuff with a 10 foot pole!


On Oct 28, 2004

What about other Minute Maid juices, orange or other?

I don't think any others have the plant sterol, but is there a risk of cross contamination?

I've been sticking with Old South since hearing about this (also on this site somewhere).

On Oct 28, 2004

American specific or should I be reading orange juice labels in Canada as well? Holy moly. I throw my hands up in the air! Now orange juice!

And for what reason exactly are the plant sterols (?) in the juice? And it's a new thing?

Some days it feels as though this can be all encompassing, I tell you (perhaps it's because Hallowe'en is coming up).

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Oct 29, 2004

ATM, we've discussed this OJ before here.

Minute Maid, according to consensus here, should be avoided. Theres plenty of alternatives should you choose to go that way...

FWIW, we saute chicken in pineapple, orange (or combo) juices.. We use Tropicana or Dole. No problems that we know of on EITHER one.


ETA -- My apologies... I think it was JUST the Heartwise that the consensus was out on, right? Thats the one with plant.. blah blah blah...?

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On Oct 29, 2004


I called them just now because we use the Minute Maid frozen concentrate pulp free, it is made in Willowdale, Ontario. This Heart Wise is only available or made in the U.S. No chance of cross-contamination in Canada since we don't make it or use plant sterol in any Minute Maid products in Canada.

I will continue using Minute Maid

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On Oct 29, 2004

Thanks for the heads up. Luckily ds doesn't drink juice, believe it or not, he still drinks only milk and water.....give it some time though, soon there will be a lable on milk from peanut eating cows! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

sorry, feeling a bit peanut angry today, must be Halloween [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Oct 29, 2004

Thanks smack.

On Oct 29, 2004

smack, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]