Oreos?

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I have noticed a few people on peanutallergy.com and POFAK which I belong that feed their PA Oreo's. How are these different as far as cross contamination issues? Are these made on a dedicated line or pnut free facility?

On Oct 1, 2000

We have been feeding Oreos to our PA son for 2 yrs. He will be 5 yrs old next month. Nabisco has claimed that if there was any chance that peanuts or peanut traces were in the cookie, they would list it on the ingredients. So far we have food the cookie safe.

On Oct 1, 2000

Oreo's in Canada are produced by Christie's that is owned by the company mentioned in the post above. You know, even after all this time on this board, I can't figure out the correct wording for what I want to say. I know that they are run in a facility that does produce peanut products but I also know that they would label "may contain". So, no to the peanut free facility here but I'm not clear if they have a dedicated line or if it's run on a line that has previously had peanuts on it and been thoroughly washed. I know that Christie's has been really clear with their labeling. Also, this summer, there was one type of Oreo that I could not buy and I can't remember, but I think it may have been the one that was coloured - pink and blue cream inside instead of white, but there was one type that had the "may contain" warning. No, so far, I usually only give my PA son cookies from Christie's, which includes Oreos and Chips Ahoy and I believe some Peek Frean ones are safe. It depends on whether you feel comfortable feeding your child something that has been produced in a plant with peanuts in it. Best wishes!

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On Oct 1, 2000

Cindy - we bought the blue/yellow filling Oreos for my PA daughter this summer and there was no warning on them - also no problem with them. The Oreos with the warning on them, I believe, are the Mini-Oreos. These mini-size ones come in a "Snack-Pack", and I believe they're manufactured on the same line as some sort of pb "Snack-Pack". I'm probably not being terribly helpful here, but I'm pretty sure it is the Mini-Oreos we have to avoid, not the large ones.

On Oct 2, 2000

I have checked the mini oreos and haven't seen a warning. Could they produced in a different plant? I haven't let my son try them because I have heard warnings at the site.

On Oct 2, 2000

I bought a package of those mini-Oreos and there was no warning on them. My PA daughter did eat them with no incidence. I haven't bought them since, but will double check if I do. We live in the Boston area of Massachusetts.

On Oct 2, 2000

Hi Everyone - I'm Canadian so there may be a problem here with the Mini-Oreos that doesn't exist in the States. Also, I'm sharing this info. second hand - my husband told me there was a warning on the bag, and this was last spring (2000) so I'm not sure if the warning is still there. I would trust if there is not a warning on the bag, the U.S. ones are fine. There should be a contact phone # to call to check. Take care.

On Oct 2, 2000

Cayley's Mom, I'm pretty sure, for Canada, you're right. I just know that there was an Oreo that I couldn't purchase this summer that the kids had wanted. I actually shouldn't post something when I'm not clear because then it makes people worry unnecessarily. I'm pretty sure that the information you have posted about the mini Oreos is correct for Canada. I definitely know that there was one type of Oreo that we could not buy this past summer. I'd like to promise that when I grocery shop to-day I'd look and see which one it is, but with my two munchkins running wildly through the store, I can't promise. Again, sorry if I alarmed anyone, I will be more careful in the future, but I believe Cayley's Mom's post is correct for Canada. Best wishes!

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On Oct 2, 2000

I can't believe I was actually able to check when I went grocery shopping to-day (it might have something to do with the removal of those mini shopping carts for kids, which may be because of my munchkins!), but the Oreo that I was not able to buy in the summer and still cannot is the Rainbow coloured chips instead of regular coloured chocolate chips. However, I was still unable to check the mini-package. I was buying Post cereals to-day and had never bought them before so I had the label checking on various of their cereals to check. That was enough for me! Even though I bought the Post cereals, I'm going to go to [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] to see if they should be okay or not. Best wishes!

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On Oct 2, 2000

I called on the mini oreos a couple weeks ago. They said that there was no warning on the mini oreos, either U.S. or Canadian. I do appreciate any info I can get on products though. It makes me check ingredients very carefully. I think this time maybe the products got confused-there is SO MUCH to remember!!

On Oct 2, 2000

I have just sent an e-mail to Christie's re Oreos. I'm sure that I saw the "may contain" warning on their mini Oreos as Cayley's Mom mentioned above. But, since I didn't have the opportunity to check them in the store to-day, I decided to go right (write) to the source. I'll post a reply if I get one. Christie's, under the threshold of Nabisco covers Oreos in Canada. Oh, and also, I got the Nabisco site link right from [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] which I seemed to have used a lot to-day. I haven't read any of the other information, only the Food Allergies part of it, but I'm really pleased with that site for the links it provides to the major companies and to both Canadian and American. Best wishes!

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On Oct 5, 2000

I had a response to my e-mail to-day giving me their 1-800 # to call. It's harder for me to make phone calls than it is to use the computer so I'll let you know what response I get when I call re the Oreos. Also, this is the Canadian 1-800# I've been given and will be contacting. Best wishes!

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On Oct 5, 2000

Thanks Cindy for all you effort on this. I just got back from the grocery store and (smacking my forehead!) I forgot to check all the Oreos AGAIN! I'll just have to put it on my grocery list - milk, eggs, bread, check Oreo allergy info...lol. Thanks again!

On Oct 12, 2000

I did contact Christie's by e-mail re Oreos in Canada and I was hoping to get an e-mail response. However, I was given an e-mail reply giving me a 1-800 # to call. It is 1-800-668-2253. I don't know if anyone else is like me, but I'm much better sitting down at the computer and my two munchkins seem to deal with it better than they do with Mommy making a phone call. That's why I like it when a company provides me with an e-mail response, but, in this case I got that #. If anyone has the chance before I do to call them re Oreos and which ones specifically are not "safe", please feel free to call because I can tell you right away, it may take me awhile. Maybe someone else is better at phoning places and can use this information. It's not that it's not on my "to do" list but I would take no offense if someone else got the information and was able to share it faster. Best wishes!

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On Oct 17, 2000

I spoke with Nabisco regarding their Mini-Oreos. They confirmed that they DO NOT contain nor are they manufactured with peanut products. I live in the U.S. It might be different in Canada.

On Oct 17, 2000

Mini Oreos in Canada are definately labelled "may contain" because they are not manufactured in Canada, but instead are imported from the USA!

On Oct 17, 2000

Oh my goodness. What can we believe? I actually was turned over to a supervisor because I was getting the CANNED response. She was positive that they would be safe. So today he ate a snack bag, he had no reaction.

On Oct 17, 2000

So, we still need the "definitive" answer re Oreos. Please, anyone, feel free to call the Nabisco # noted above if you can. As I said, I'm terrible when it comes to the phone. I will have this on my list still though. Best wishes!

On Oct 18, 2000

Hi Cindy, The 800# you posted only works in Canada. I called the 800# on my package (from the U.S.) I called again today, spoke to a different supervisor and got the same response, they are safe for PA. AGAIN this is in the U.S. She also said that Nabisco Oreo's are not shipped across the boarder into Canada. I spoke to *Debbie* today and *Deloris* yesterday. The number I called was 1-800-622-4726.

On Oct 18, 2000

Tamisly, what a lot of work you did to try to confirm the safeness of Oreos! Thank-you. I think, from the information you've acquired, that Americans should consider all of their Oreos "safe" unless labeled otherwise, it's us Canadians that have to follow-up. Are you banging the phone against your head after all of this? Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Oct 18, 2000

Cindy,Redtruckand etc. you are all right Oreos in Canada are safe except the mini-oreo . Yes Cindy you are right there are still a few kinds of cookies we can still buy: In canada you can buy: Oreo(regular & double stuffed) Chips Ahoy(regular & Chewy) Fudgee-o, peek freens Assorted bag, digestives,Rasberry creme sandwich all safely! That was as of Sunday October 15. I do though work at Zhers Markets in Ontario , infact I work tonight I will check into it again. Let you all know later

On Oct 19, 2000

Okay, I did manage to check the mini-oreo packs in the grocery store to-day and they clearly say "may contain" as both Redtruck and Cayley's Mom have posted above. Please keep in mind this is Canadian. Best wishes!

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On Mar 13, 2001

Well, I have information to post finally from Nabisco (owners of Christie's in Canada). However, in re-reading this whole thread, I recognize that I went off-topic (i.e., off the subject of Christie's) and it became a contentious thread.

So, I will place the information I received to-day here but also in any other threads where it may be appropriate.

I had e-mailed Nabisco re Christie products in December. I had not had a response. So, to-day, I e-mailed them again.

I received a prompt telephone call from Mr. Dan Bellisario of Nabisco Canada. He can be contacted at 1-800-668-2253.

He indicated to me that the products I am currently buying are all completely safe and run on dedicated lines. There is actually a concrete barrier between the parts of the manufacturing facility that contain peanuts/nuts and the area that is manufacturing without them.

He also said that where there is the slightest chance of cross-contamination, Christie's very clearly labels their products.

They work very closely with AAIA and had sent the alert to FAN. Also, because of their allergy awareness, they do not use peanut oil in any of their products and make sure that they monitor their products very closely.

He told me that if I had any concerns about any of their products in the future to be sure to contact him, by name and he would follow-up for me. He also explained that the reason I had not received a response earlier was because the person that had been dealing with my e-mail was no longer with the company.

So, I'm quite happy with this and say kudos to Christie's and Nabisco Canada!

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Apr 10, 2002

Raising this to go along with the other Oreo business!

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