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Does anyone know if plain Oreos are run on the same equipment as peanut butter Oreos? None of the Oreo packages has an allergy warning on it. There are no peanut ingredients listed in the plain Oreos, but there are Oreos that have peanut butter filling, which my PA daughter pointed out to me. (I was so proud of her for thinking of this, since we're new to watching out for things like that.) Has anyone contacted the company to ask?

On Apr 29, 2005

Plain oreos are safe...we have been eating them for years. Also the double stuff and Golden oreos.

I beleive the mint ones are not safe and obviously the peanut ones, they both have peanut listed.

Take care shelley

On Apr 29, 2005

I've been meaning to call Nabisco about this, but I haven't yet. I called them a couple years ago when they first came out with the oreos with the PB/chocolate swirl. They really had no idea about separate production lines or facilities, but upper management kept insisting to FAAN that the peanut butter/chocolate filling oreos (and the mint version, too) were made in a separate facility from the regular or Double Stuff oreos. This info eventually trickled down to the customer service reps, and I don't think I've read of any reactions from anyone here on this board.

But now that they have yet another variety of peanut butter filled Oreo -- the one the original poster was referring to, I assume -- we can't know for sure if they're made in a separate facility from regular Oreos until a bunch of us pick up the phone and call Nabisco. I say "a bunch of us" because usually when a manufacturer is called, we get a variety of different answers, so unless several people call and get the same answer, we won't know the truth.

--Debbie

On Apr 29, 2005

I just happened to call Nabisco today about another product (Barnum's Animals Crackers in the "Snaks Saks" package) and got a response that now has me crossing Nabisco off my list for ANY product:

#1 -- Got the "we thoroughly clean all lines between different products" as a prepared statement.

#2 -- Got a second prepared general statement that (paraphrasing) though there MAY be some dedicated lines for SOME Nabisco products, they will NOT give out that information as they cannot predict in the future as to when/if the lines might be shared.

#3 -- Was told they do label for "may contains" but [b] DO NOT LABEL FOR SHARED EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES [/b].

#4 -- She would/could NOT give me specific info as to shared equipment for the animal crackers I was calling about.

In previous dealings with Nabisco, they've been more forthcoming with specific info. Looks like their legal department now wants them to stick to scripted messages & guarantee NOTHING as to true safety &/or danger of any specific item.

Our family does not allow any "shared equipment" foods, as that's our safety zone.

Bottom line, I just crossed Nabisco off our list entirely. Buh bye. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

EB

On Apr 30, 2005

Keep in mind though that saying that they use "shared equipment" is not saying that it is shared equipment with something containing nut. As they do say, if there is any chance of cross contamination, it will be indicated and it is.

If you look on various packages of Nabisco items, they do list for cross contamination.

Nabisco is a major company and they have many different factories. They have the means of separating nut products from non nut products.

I do trust their labeling. My son has NEVER had a reaction from any Nabisco products. He eats Oreos (white and chocolate fillings and Uh-Ohs), Barnum animal crackers, Vanilla wafers, Honey Maid oatmeal cookies, Teddy Grahams, as well as several others.

On May 6, 2005

I e-mailed Nabisco and they said that they do label for the major allergens. They said I should read each package because currently the plain Oreos are not processed with the peanut butter ones but if they are run together in the future, they will put a warning on the package. I'm content with that.

On May 6, 2005

i also called today and emailed. they said they test air and what not and if the peanut is still there they will list but if it isnt they wont. i still buy their products. they say they do list if chance of cross contamination

On May 9, 2005

Is this specific to Canada or the USA?

In Canada, I have never had a problem with regular size OREO cookies. I trust the labelling.

On May 9, 2005

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Originally posted by Codyman: [b]In Canada, I have never had a problem with regular size OREO cookies. I trust the labelling.[/b]

I've eaten regular size Oreos all my life too and never had a problem. Although I have recently switched to the DARE line of cookies to support them as they have converted all of their facilities to nut-free peanut-free. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I like to support companies that put "nut-free / peanut-free" on their packaging.

On May 9, 2005

I called Nabisco today about the mini Oreos for my PA daughter...they gave the usual answer (we always list allergens, special cleaning procedures etc etc etc). I pushed a little harder than usual (why do we have to ??) and the representative looked a little further into it - she told me that the peanut butter and some other type that I had not heard of - mayb double choc something ?? (sorry) Oreos are made in a completely different plant BUT that I should always check the label as that could change at any time without warning etc etc etc.

So right now I feel confident with the regular and mini Oreos for my daughter.

I hope that helps !!!

On May 10, 2005

where are the DARE cookies? are they only in Canada?

On May 10, 2005

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Originally posted by erik: [b] I've eaten regular size Oreos all my life too and never had a problem. Although I have recently switched to the DARE line of cookies to support them as they have converted all of their facilities to nut-free peanut-free. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I like to support companies that put "nut-free / peanut-free" on their packaging.

[/b]

DARE is in Canada. Not sure if they have made there way elsewhere. I like there products as well, although, lately we haven't been buying cookies.

On May 10, 2005

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Originally posted by tidina: [b]where are the DARE cookies? are they only in Canada?[/b]

Dare cookies are made in Canada, but I have no trouble finding them at local grocery stores here in Massachusetts.

They're fantastic, but incredibly fattening!

--Debbie

On May 10, 2005

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Originally posted by tidina: [b]where are the DARE cookies? are they only in Canada?[/b]

DARE is in Canaad, although someone did post recently they found them for sale in the north-eastern USA. So if we're licky, they'll start to appear more often in the USA.

They can also be ordered on-line at [url="http://www.canadiansweets.ca"]http://www.canadiansweets.com[/url]

[This message has been edited by erik (edited May 10, 2005).]

On May 17, 2005

does anyone use the snack sizes. they would be great to take along in a tote bag. also, the fishy crackers come in a small bag. i was told they are safe. does anyone use them?

On May 17, 2005

In Canada, I believe the mini oreos are labelled "may contain", or at least there were the last time I checked. We do not eat the mini oreos.

We buy Gold fish crackers in a large box and have had no problems to date. Not sure if the small individual packages are safe or not.

On May 17, 2005

We've not had any problems with the Goldfish in small packages.

On May 17, 2005

i read the packages of small oreos and small goldfish and i believe none say MAY CONTAIN. i always read ingredients and look for the MAY CONTAIN statesments. its when i dont see one that i wonder if they label for CROSS or not. but i do trust both companies so maybe ill try.

On May 17, 2005

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Originally posted by Codyman: [b]In Canada, I believe the mini oreos are labelled "may contain", or at least there were the last time I checked. We do not eat the mini oreos.[/b]

Hi Codyman,

I noticed that this warning label has recently been removed from mini Oreos here in Toronto [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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