Posted on: Wed, 05/19/2004 - 4:35am
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Joined: 08/15/2001 - 09:00

I called Master's food today who are the manufacturer's of M&M's and the representative informed me that they are supposedly working on having a dedicated line for the M&M PLAIN chocolate candies. I did ask her when that was being considered for and she didn't have an answer except they are working on it. The reason I was calling them today is that I had old information when there was one plant that didn't make the almond variety for my tree nut allergy but my daughter is both tree nut and peanut allergic but I could have them from the plant that didn't manufacture the almond variety.

My thought is that if we all call/write that this could perhaps be expedited for the plain candies to have their own plant. The first person I talked to was barely any help but the second is the one who gave me this information. Wouldn't that be fantastic if they dedicated one of their plants to be peanut/tree nut free!!!

Years ago, in the 1970's M&M's were one of the first products to list peanuts as the last ingredient on their wrapper which indicated a possibility of cross contamination with their peanut product, I remember buying them one day and seeing that and freaking out!!! But... I was thankful they did put it in there! Many years later they put at the bottom M&M Candies may contain peanuts. For that I thank them as this was before we were seeing cross contamination statements.

Here is their information...

If you have any questions or comments about the "M&M's"

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/2004 - 7:34am
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by goldenwind:
[b]Wouldn't that be fantastic if they dedicated one of their plants to be peanut/tree nut free!!!
My nephew is an industrial engineer w/M&M Mars in their Chicagoland plant. Since my dd was Dx'd with PNA/TNA a year ago, he has been my spokes person into the company advocating to get a PN/TN free plant. And they'll need to in order to compete w/Hershey's with the growing rate of PN/TN allergies!
He has told me the same, that it is in the works but it takes time for all the logistics to be sorted and worked out. For example, right now they produce ice cream/refridgerated products in the IL location but they will need to have the capability to do both refridgerated and non in a PN/TN free plant, where ever that location is.
I keep asking and pushing though! Never hurts to have our voices heard and give them kudos for making the change! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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