My 5 year old daughter was just diagnosed with a PA. She loves chocolate Nesquik her milk in the morning, but I cannot find any information regarding its safety. Does anyone know whether Nestle separates peanut products in their plants in order to avoid cross-contamination?
Has anyone had a problem/reaction?
By cayislame on Mar 19, 2011
I wouldn't risk it, personally. I am not comfortable with Nestle, and the only product of theirs I (knowingly) use is Ovaltine. They make a more chocolatey kind, and are peanut free/nut free. It is, however, made on shared equipment with soy and wheat.
However, it seems some parents favor Nesquik, while others like Ovaltine. I haven't heard anything bad about either one.
By jennifer41 on Mar 20, 2011
Thanks for responding. Can you tell me why you aren't comfortable with Nestle? The Nesquik container does say "Made on equipment that also processes milk, wheat, and soy." which led me to believe that maybe it was safe. I don't want to take any chances, though.
By cayislame on Mar 20, 2011
To be perfectly honest? I don't really have a good reason. I'm still new to this, too, and I guess I'm overly paranoid. I don't even eat betty crocker cake mixes or kellogs cereal. I don't eat cake OR cereal at all anymore. So I can't give you a logical, sound reason.
I don't think you would be putting your daughter in harms way by letting her try Nestle, lots of people seem to use it; it's just not something I use.
By cervonil on Mar 20, 2011
I'm glad to see it says "Made on equipment that also processes milk, wheat, and soy." That would imply to me that if peanuts were made on that same equipment they would label for it. I'm sure peanuts are in the facility, but I am pleased if it is not made on the same equipment and I would use it. I am pretty strict with what I feed my son - in the same facility is almost impossible to avoid - I strive for not made on the same equipment. I'm pretty sure I buy there hot cocoa due to the same labelling.
By jennifer41 on Mar 22, 2011
I called Nestle yesterday and was told that Nesquik is not made on the same equipment used for peanuts or tree nuts. The rep told me that they now go beyond FDA regulations and label for shared equipment. He verified that Nesquik does share equipment with wheat, milk, and soy---just as it states on label. I am going to go ahead and let her drink it again.
Cayislame---Just an FYI-- Did you know that Ovaltine is made by Nestle as well?
By cayislame on Mar 22, 2011
Yes Jennifer41, I did. Currently, Ovaltine is the only Nestle product I use (to my knowledge, at least.)
And that's great! I don't think I've ever even tasted Nesquik.