MoonPies - New Allergy Information

Posted on: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 2:21am
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From the MoonPie.com site [url="http://www.moonpie.com/allergy.asp"]http://www.moonpie.com/allergy.asp[/url]

"Due to the recent addition of outside contract manufacturing customers (not under the MoonPie brand), we will need to alter our corporate allergy statement to read as follows...'NEW ALLERGY INFORMATION: Manufactured on equipment that processes products containing peanuts and tree nuts. Consumers will notice this new statement on packaging starting in 3rd Q, 2007. Production should commence in 2nd Q, 2008. 90 days before production commences, we will post a more specific announcement on the home page of [url="http://www.mooonpie.com.'"]www.mooonpie.com.'[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 2:42am
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boo hiss

Posted on: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 2:54am
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NOT MOON PIES! What a shame. Where is Superman? I'll miss them.
Peg

Posted on: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 3:40am
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Well that stinks! We don't find moonpies around here very often but when we do it's nice to have something we knew was safe. I just told dd and she just moaned a little. I think she's getting used to losing options. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 5:20am
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I did call this morning. It hasn't happened *yet*. It isn't scheduled to happen for a year. According to the person I spoke with, there haven't been any test runs (ie nuts/peanuts haven't hit the lines to date).
I think it's worth asking them to reconsider. Look what a great niche Nestle Canada has filled. Moonpies could easily shoot for the same market -- they have mini pies that could easily be school treats -- they are currently set up to be vendable -- they are even (I think) *trans-fat free*!
Can't hurt to try...
Sue
*I do have the email address for the person we'd most want to contact, but I'd actually think calling for the email (and then writing) would be more beneficial than just writing, assuming they log the nature of their calls.
Bump this up if you have any difficulty getting the address, and I'll post it.

Posted on: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 11:31am
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I sent an email that was "forwarded to marketing"
It makes me feel better that I try [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 12:16pm
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Sue, please post the address if you have it. We don't see them often here, but they are such a treat for DS when we do. I know he's going to be broken-hearted over this. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 1:12pm
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Amy -
Sure: It's [email]toryj@moonpie.com[/email] (Tory is male.) His last name is Johnston -- I am not sure about the spelling, other than that it does have a "t" -- so not "Johnson".
I still think calling can have an impact, as well. Snail-mail would probably be the biggest deal of all.
I have to say - I'm seriously having cravings now. We just bought an ice-cream maker, and I'm thinking Moon Pie swirl!
You cannot *imagine* how long it took me to shake the pounds from the Summer of the Case of Safe KitKat bars... Sigh. It seemed like we really had a *duty* to support them for staying peanut free...and I sure did.
The things we do for the sake of our kids!
Sue
[This message has been edited by M'smom (edited July 31, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 08/01/2007 - 10:00pm
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Quote:Originally posted by M'smom:
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The things we do for the sake of our kids!
Sue
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Oh, yeah, I know that sense of duty well. Too well, in fact. But heck, it [i]has[/i] to be done.
I'll call/write today or tomorrow. Thanks for posting the info.
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 08/02/2007 - 11:00am
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I'm so sad! I always have a box of Moon Pies in my boys' classrooms in case someone forgets and brings something they can't have. I sent an e-mail but I'll call tomorrow. Thanks for the information.

Posted on: Thu, 08/02/2007 - 2:55pm
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I have emailed, too, asking that this change be reconsidered.

Posted on: Thu, 08/02/2007 - 10:12pm
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Here's the response I got:
Thank you for your note. As mentioned, we are evaluating PB concepts for non-MoonPie
branded contract manufacturing customers. There will be no PB in the plant until
Summer, 2008 at the earliest. 90 plus days before we bring any in, we will update the
statement on the website. In an abundance of caution, and given the length of time
it sometimes takes to get revised packaging into the market, you'll begin to see the
new peanut statement this Fall. Again, we are evaluating options in the lab, and
will make the website announcement months before there's any remote chance of
production with PB on our manufacturing line. Earliest possible production is Summer, 2008,
with a spring website update.

Posted on: Tue, 01/29/2008 - 6:37am
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It's official: Moon Pie is moving to the peanut shared equipment in May. I'm sure gonna miss that gooey goodness....
Maybe I'm just going to have to create an allergen-free Moon Pie to offer from my chocolate shop. It wouldn't be that hard...

Posted on: Tue, 01/29/2008 - 1:15pm
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This is a bummer for everyone who loves moonpies. My kids love them but dh and I can't stand them (chocolate cardboard anyone?) but still, I know a lot of people like them. And it is always nice when a company puts 'nut free' right on their packaging. On to the next treat I guess.

Posted on: Wed, 01/30/2008 - 9:42am
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Just checked the website and they now have a warning that peanuts will be on their equipment starting May 1, 2008.

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2008 - 3:13pm
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Originally Posted By: cathlinaJust checked the website and they now have a warning that peanuts will be on their equipment starting May 1, 2008.
NOOOOOOOOOOO! Not MoonPies! That's a childhood fave..

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