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Posted on: Thu, 09/09/2004 - 9:23am
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heres the response I got....
Thanks for visiting our website! We appreciate the opportunity to provide
you with information on our manufacturing processes.
If peanut is included in our product -- in any amount -- it will be listed
in the ingredient line.
If tree nuts are included in our product this will be listed in the
ingredient line.
Please be aware that formulations may change and the best source of
information is the ingredient line.
There are a variety of reasons as to why an allergen notice may appear on a
product that previously did not carry one. A few possible reasons could
include a change in ingredient supplier, change in cross-contact labeling of
an ingredient by an existing supplier, product reformulation, introduction
of a new product to a manufacturing line or consolidation of manufacturing
lines, to name a few.
As always, your best source for ingredient information is the ingredient
line on the product packaging. When labeling products, we consider all
possible sources of major allergens. We include these ingredients on the
label when present in our products, even when not required by regulation.
We understand that allergic consumers are concerned about the potential
carryover of an allergen between products that are manufactured on shared
equipment. Most of our production lines are designed to be convertible to
other products. If a product is made on shared equipment, every reasonable
precaution, including stringent cleaning and sanitation practices, is taken
to prevent cross-contact with the eight major allergens (eggs, fish,
shellfish, milk, peanuts, soy, tree nuts and wheat). When contact with one
of these allergens is unavoidable, then the product is labeled
appropriately.
I hope this information will assist you with your food choices.
Please add our site, [url="http://www.kraftfoods.com/,"]http://www.kraftfoods.com/,[/url] to your bookmarks and visit
us again soon!
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Posted on: Wed, 09/22/2004 - 2:31pm
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Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 12:17am
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I've never seen a warning on mini oreo's and my DS has eaten them for a long time now.

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 2:45am
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Add to the list of Kraft products no longer labelled "may contain":
Mini Ritz Bits Sandwiches with cheese, (boxed and snak paks)
Mini Smores

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 4:37am
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Hello, we are starting, in Canada at least, to see more and more manufacturers adopting nut-free manufacturing practices. Many of the products that this thread is talking about [Ritz bits, mini oreos] and others such as Joe Louis desserts and cookies from major manufacturers such as DARE are making this change because of the decline in sales that reduce the risk and nut-free schools have precipitated. These for many families are staples in school lunches and these manufacturers have seen their sales of 'may contain' and items with nuts decline over the past few years. Those manufacturers will expect to sell more products to those with allergies but equally as importantly to them, they will also sell more to those without allergies who must respect school nut-free practices. This is a case of marketplace sales trends working in our favour. [I wonder if this is really true though as my child now wants to eat these products and I don't think they are particularly nutritious choices!!!!]

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 5:03am
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Quote:Originally posted by Lovey:
[b]Add to the list of Kraft products no longer labelled "may contain":
Mini Ritz Bits Sandwiches with cheese, (boxed and snak paks)
Mini Smores[/b]
Are you in Canada or the U.S.? I ask because I just went head to head with my son's preschool over these being served as the box clearly indicated they contained "peanuts." I am in the U.S.
Thanks,
Jaime

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