Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2000 - 6:17am
pat's picture
Joined: 11/02/1999 - 09:00

Does anyone know if Nestlesproducts are safe. Stouffers is a subsidary and when i called, they said all possible contact with nuts is listed. Also any safe chocolate syrup.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2000 - 6:45am
Cath's picture
Joined: 03/29/2000 - 09:00

I found Nestles very co-operative, they will
give you a list of safe products
hope this helps

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2000 - 6:50am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

Nestle UK, Nestle Canada and Nestle USA are all separate (along with a few others like Nestle Germany). Nestle UK gave me a list of items that are safe and the list is something like 7 pages long. I telephoned Nestle Cananda to inquire about Smarties only but they also were very helpful. I sent Nestle USA an e-mail but haven't heard back from them yet. I'll let you know when I do. I may have to do some follow up work.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2000 - 4:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I think Nestle's in Canada is great. They purchased the Rowntree line of chocolate bars which includes Smarties, Coffee Crisp, Kitkat
among others. There is only one with the warning "may contain". Now, I am not clear whether or not they are run in a peanut free facility or not, but when it comes to "treat time" like Easter or Hallowe'en, it's the Nestle's products here I buy. In fact, I had thought they were so great, I never even considered looking at another brand of chocolate bar for my son to try. I found out he could try Cadbury's Caramilk! I was so pleased! But, as I say, I had felt so comfortable with Nestle's and their products that I never even considered looking at another manufacturer's chocolate bars, especially when so many of them are almost pure peanuts! Also, you could check in the Manufacturers listing on this site and see if there are any threads going re Nestle's.

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2000 - 5:52am
fermin's picture
Joined: 07/07/2000 - 09:00

Nestles in Canada are safe. I worked at the building across from them and have inquired on may occassions when they had chocolate sales.

Posted on: Sun, 07/30/2000 - 11:23pm
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

Here's what I heard from Nestle USA:
Thank you for contacting us. We welcome questions and comments from our
consumers and are pleased to provide the following information.
Some Nestle products that do not have peanuts added as an ingredient have
"peanuts" or "peanut traces" listed in the last place in the ingredient
statement. This is done for those people who are allergic to peanut protein.
In many cases, our products, both those with peanuts as an ingredient and those
without peanuts, are manufactured on the same production line. Even though
each product is manufactured individually in separate production runs, and we
exercise absolute care in the cleaning procedures between the runs, there is
still a remote possibility that a peanut or peanut fragment (trace) may find
its way into a product where peanuts are not otherwise added as an ingredient.
Because even a trace amount of peanut is able to elicit a reaction in people
with severe peanut allergies, we feel it is best to list "peanut traces" at the
end of the ingredient statement as a precautionary measure. We regret that we
do not currently offer a product list of Nestle products that are nut free.

Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2000 - 8:51am
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Anonymous (not verified)

I still use Nestles Chocolate Chips (Semi-sweet) as the packages I use do NOT have anything peanut on them (they don't say traces, etc). When I called Nestle USA they said then that the chips are considered peanut-free by them...if the peanut traces/peanuts is not listed as an ingredient. So far, no problem with my PA daughter!!

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2006 - 6:24am
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

were they semi-sweet? I know that the milk chocolate ones are not o.k. I don't know about the mini size but the regular semi-sweet chocolate chips are o.k. and not the milk chocolate. If there was no warning on the label you may want to get them tested, especially if you can't think of a situation where they might have gotten cross-contaminated. Once my son ate safe chocolate that was cross contaminated and had a reaction.

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2006 - 9:11am
caryn's picture
Joined: 11/20/2002 - 09:00

actually they are semi sweet mini chips --- however now they have a warning (not the bag i have though) and now the regular size semi sweet have a warning too - as of today.

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2006 - 9:34am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

Are these regular-size bags? I've read on these boards that the really big bags, like at Sam's Club, of their semi-sweet chips have a warning. But I will be really bummed if all normal Nestle semi-sweet chips get a warning! Unless they've actually needed it all along; then please tell us, KWIM? Thanks for the heads-up. I'll look at the packages extra-carefully at the grocery store.

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2006 - 10:03am
JodiBeth's picture
Joined: 09/16/2006 - 09:00

Some bags are manufactured in facilities with nuts. I called after my son was diagnosed and they told me to always check the label because each bag could be labeled differently.



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