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Just wanted to know if natural flavors in drink mixes,juice boxes,or yogurt can contain nuts? anyone Know?

On Jan 12, 2001

I've often wondered that myself. In some cases I know it just means something like: natural citrus flavor or natural vanilla flavor. But I still don't give anything to my daughter that lists natural flavor unless I've talked to the company and they assure me of it's safety. Will the person who knows the correct answer please step forward?

On Feb 7, 2001

My son's allergist told us that natural flavor CAN mean that peanuts/oil may be present in the product. I'd call the company before feeding my son anything with this label.

On Feb 8, 2001

Companies are not required to list allergen's(or any ingredient) in natural flavorings or the like if they are considered to be present in insignificant amounts or if it would compromise trade secrets. Unfortunately what's considered an insignificant amount of nuts is more than enough to send a PA individual into anaphylaxis. This is one of the issues that was addressed in the recent petition to the FDA.

[This message has been edited by Greg (edited February 08, 2001).]

On Feb 14, 2001

I agree. One of my pet peeves is the label of natural flavors in the prepackaged goods on the shelves as well as the bakery department at our local supermarket.

I always read the labels of course thats a given for all of us. I am especially leery of the cake at Birthdays. Sometimes the supermarket puts Vanilla flavoring in their cakes and sometimes they alternate to Almond Flavoring or Almond Extract and somtimes they just but Natural Flavorings. Very Frustrating.

On Feb 23, 2001

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Originally posted by LabelGuru: [B]I am especially leery of the cake at Birthdays. Sometimes the supermarket puts Vanilla flavoring in their cakes B]

Hi, Guru, What's the scoop on vanilla flavoring? Does it have peanut or nut stuff in it? Thanks, slice

On Mar 18, 2001

I learned on the NoSoy website that if a product states natural flavors and doesn't specify a specific natural flavor i.e. natural lemon flavor, then it is M.S.G. which is made from soybean (part of the legume family same as peanut). My son is also allergic to soybean so we avoid it peanut or not. I'll get the address and post it.

Here's the address!

[url="http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/4620/decoder.htm"]http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/4620/decoder.htm[/url]

[This message has been edited by Joshua's Momma (edited March 18, 2001).]

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