nestle chocolate chips

Posted on: Wed, 12/15/1999 - 4:30am
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hi! just saw a reported story on the local news here ABC6 out of providence, ri that nestle chocolate chips have peanut residue. nestle says they are going to change their labeling.
i'm new to the PA world. just found out that my son has PA in august. i find it so hard to try and keep up with all this, but we can only do the best with what we are given! glad to share this info...if i hear anything else i'll let you know!

Posted on: Thu, 12/16/1999 - 9:53am
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Do you have any more information about the Nestle chocolate chip morsels? When I spoke to Nestles about the morsels I was told that some of the morsels that were made on a line with a chance of peanut contamination would be labeled peanut traces. For example, the milk chocolate morsels list peanut traces as the last ingredient. I was also told that the semi-sweet morsel was NOT made on a peanut-contaminated line. Did that report you saw contradict the information I had from Nestle? We've been using the semi-sweet morsels for years with no problem.

Posted on: Fri, 12/17/1999 - 1:14am
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i was to believe it was all the nestle chips. sure enough i was in the supermarket last night and i checked labels. the nestle MILK CHOC. chips had stated peanut traces, the nestle SEMI-SWEET CHOC. CHUNKS stated peanut traces but the SEMI-SWEET CHOC. chips DID NOT state peanut traces. you would think that all the SEMI-SWEET should be labeled THE SAME. i think i will call nestle myself to see if i can get anymore info. i will let you know what happens. thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 12/17/1999 - 6:42am
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please keep us up-to-date. i know a lot of us use that product. Thanks.

Posted on: Wed, 12/22/1999 - 3:39pm
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Thanks for the alert. I had been using the mini-morsels from Nestle- even had some fudge made up for Christmas that I will give away and not to my 9 year old peanut allergic son. I spoke with Nestle today all the morsels will have may contain label soon. She doesn't recommend current ones as safe epecially for those with high scores. It seems they hope to one day not have the label on produsts once they are found to be safe again.
I talked with kraft re Bakers Bittersweet and learned it is still safe. Does anyone know how to convert it to semi- sweet? or with the Baker's unsweetened which is also safe. kraftfoods.com has lot of nice recipes. - The Philladephia cream cheese is not on a dedicated line.
Take Care
JanB.
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Posted on: Thu, 12/23/1999 - 2:11am
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Just wanted to remind everyone that the Vermont Nut Free Chocolate Company does make chocolate chips (milk and semi sweet) and that they are great! It does cost a bit more and you have to pay for shipping, but my boyfriend raves everytime I bake chocolate chip cookies using the Vermont Chips. I think they are better than any other chip I have tried! Tonight I am going to melt some of the chips so I can make chocolate coated Christmas cookies!
Happy Holidays to everyone!
MaryM

Posted on: Thu, 12/23/1999 - 2:23am
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Jan,
What do you mean by the philadelphia cream cheese is not on a clean line? What could Kraft possibly run on that line? Do you avoid that product?
ROBYN Scollo

Posted on: Thu, 12/23/1999 - 3:26am
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Rscolo2
What I mean is that they have specially favored soft cream cheese- one is a honey nut(walnut) and they have strawberry favored cream cheese. These are made on the same line as the plain with machines washed before they start with plain again. They can't be sure it's completely clean- re cross-containmenation. My son is tree nut allergic and is restristed from any strawberry by allergist.
My son's allergy to pecan's was increased last year due to me buying one brand plain vanilla ice cream which at one time was made away from nut area and processed in shape box that was kept away from nuts. However the company changed this line adding pecan's and then peanut and I didn't check often enough to discover this until I saw nut favored ice cream at the store in same shaped boxes. I don't know if this exposure increased his peanut allergy as his is already >100. My allergist state really is no safe ice cream currently on the market so i make son's.
The rule I use is the check monthly with company but buy many of same safe item and recheck before buying next big batch of that food.
JanB.
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Posted on: Sun, 12/26/1999 - 1:09pm
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Does anyone know about the Ghiradelhi or Guittard chocolate chips? Are they safe? We have been eating the Nestle for ever and have never had a problem. It would be nice if we could make a safe chocolate chip cookie for our kids...

Posted on: Mon, 12/27/1999 - 2:24am
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We have been using Guittard ever since Toll House changed it's label without any problems. I spoke to Guittard last year and was told their chocolate was safe. I have also ordered chocolate chips from the Vermont company and they are wonderful. Lori, if you want I have more on order from Vermont and should recieve them in a few days, and you can try them.
TAMI

Posted on: Mon, 12/27/1999 - 4:08am
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We ordered chips twice from Vermont Nut this month already! Patti baked some chocolate chip cookies a few days before Christmas for our party, but I ate them all (they were delicious). She had to order more chips to make more! They came in quickly and we had more cookies for the party Christmas Eve! Many thanks to Mark and Gail at Vermont Nut Free Chocolates!
Here is a link to the PeanutAllergy.Com Business Page with some info on Vermont Nut Free and a link to their site.
[url="http://www.peanutallergy.com/businesspage.htm"]http://www.peanutallergy.com/businesspage.htm[/url]
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Stay Safe,
[email]"Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com"[/email]

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