Peanut Oil in Aquafresh??

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 2:18pm
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In Massachusetts tonight there was a story on the news that there is peanut oil in Aquafresh toothpaste. It's not on the label because it doesn't have to be since it's not a food product.

Has anyone ever heard of this?

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 3:05pm
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If you run a search on Aquafresh, you'll see a few topics on it.
I believe the consensus is that they do not know how their flavor manufacturer handles cross-contamination issues. So if there *were* to be anything on the label, it would be a "may contain traces of peanut oil".
Many of us have used Aquafresh with no problems. I have been using it every day since I learned to brush my teeth, and I'm 23. Never had trouble with it. But I'm not incredibly sensitive, so if there is a trace of the oil in it, it could possibly cause a reaction in a more sensitive person. So it's really just a comfort zone issue.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 10:01pm
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Okay, here's the story:
Aquafresh DOES have peanut oil in their toothpaste. They stated that since they are not a food product, they did not have to put the warning on their label.
What a crock!! What happened to doing something because you know you should because of the over 3 million kids allergic??? Here's the link to the news story. You have to click on the Peanut Oil story on the right.
[url="http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/9583218/index.html"]http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/9583218/index.html[/url]

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 11:40pm
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OK... is this 'New' or not, kwim?
We knew it always was a 'watch out... MAY contains...' no real knowledge from the company, so you avoid
The news cast seemed to say it DOES contain now...
No word from the company itself (aquafresh/GSK).
Id like to hear what THEY say. I emailed already... I wont be the last to do so, Im sure...
Jason
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Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 11:48pm
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posted October 14, 2005 10:32 AM
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HERES RESPONSE I GOT. IT IS NOT ON INGREDIENTS. I WROTE ALL THOSE DOWN FOR CHRIS PAPKE MONTHS AGO AND IT WAS NOT LISTED.
We have received your e-mail message regarding Aquafresh

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 12:23am
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My son has had a tummy ache every morning for a week.
Guess what toothpaste we are using.
I just called the company and Marjorie Gilbert said it may contain traces. I went on to ask how it would contain them, is it processed with other peanut oil products? When pressed she said it may be an ingredient but they are not required to label for it.
This is unacceptable. This is a deadly allergen. If it was labeled 3 million people with peanut allergies would not buy it.
Does my school serve peanuts anymore at lunch. NO
Does my local airline hub serve peanuts on flights anymore. No
Please jump, leap and atomic elbow your way onto this.
I also called faan and they are working on getting a statement now.
1800 897 5623, i have a bottle handy, right out of my pa allergic sons bathroom.
i have an email link i will post later. I am calling all my media contacts now and I might want to get some infor from carefulmom(vandecamps) too.
excuse typos ect. i am so mad i am shaking.

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 1:03am
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I have calmed down a bit.
I am still working on this and someone from the local fox news said they would be interested in a tv interview. I better go clean my house and get dressed.
My concern is that it is not labeled.
safe or not, it should be labeled and my decision whether or not to use the product.

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 1:04am
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What about Kids Aquafresh?
OOOPS! I just watched the video and see it was talking about the kids version!
[This message has been edited by Gwen 5 (edited July 27, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 1:10am
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It should be labeled!!!
[url="https://consumer.gsk-chus.com/aquafresh/contact.aspx?sitename=aquafresh&subject=Aquafresh%20Product%20Information&siteinfokey=contactform&thxred=http://www.aquafresh.com/thankyou.a"]https://consumer.gsk-chus.com/aquafresh/....com/thankyou.a[/url] spx

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 1:20am
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Do we now need to call about every toothepaste?

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 1:23am
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I just called crest and colgate and was told they had no peanut products in the products.

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