Pepperidge Farm

Posted on: Sat, 03/27/1999 - 8:51am
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Hi Everyone ~

I thought I'd mention that the Pepp Farm Three Cheese Trio Goldfish has a label that mentions 'May Contain' nuts. I called the company last week to ask what products were going to be affected and which were going to be labed 'may contain nuts' and she was absolutely NO help to me. She told me (after I asked her twice) that I would have to read each individual label. This was very frustrating and I wrote the Food Allergy Network recently to let them know how frustrated I was. No answer. Now, I haven't a clue how safe OR unsafe all Pepperidge Farm products are. What do you all think?

Nicole

Posted on: Tue, 11/02/1999 - 7:57am
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I have had some problems with Pepperidge Farm products--even their bread! I have other food allergies so it's hard to tell what's what. I do know that in the past few years they have had a recall or two for peanut contamination. Hope this helps!

Posted on: Wed, 11/03/1999 - 11:37am
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Pat--I wouldn't rely on Pepperidge Farms baked products to be safe for PA. I am friends with the vice president of production & they run non peanut products on the same line as peanut products and have had several recalls due to peanut residue remaining on the previous line. He mentioned they were CONSIDERING not making peanut products however I can't believe that would happen. I'm not sure about their other products as the Ohio plant just produces the baked goods. Hope this is helpful, stay safe!

Posted on: Sat, 03/27/1999 - 9:05am
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It is very important to read every label every time as suppliers and manufacturing facilities often change...and therfore so does the possibility of contamination from peanut. A simple example...A 25 pound bag of peanuts is accidentally spilled open...all labels of products anywhere near this spill must carry a warning although these products may be normally safe. If you think that a manufacturer would simply toss all affected products, well that is not very realistic. This is equally important in restaurants. One family from Kingston who ate at same chicken place all the time went to dinner as usual. Knowing already (they assumed) that the chicken was safe, they ordered it for their son. When he nearly died...they found out that the restaurant had just switched to peanut oil. If only they had asked this terrifying experience would not have taken place. Please NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING.

Posted on: Mon, 04/12/1999 - 10:37pm
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Hi Nicole,
I just received an Alert from FAN regarding the Goldfish Trio and I quote:
"There has been some confusion regarding the Consumer Alert on Pepperidge Farm Goldfish in the April/May issue of Food Allergy Network News. To clarify, only Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish Trio and Snack Mix products list 'may contain traces of peanuts and nuts.' Other Goldfish products DO NOT. The listing appears when products are manufactured on lines where products containing nuts or peanuts are made.
Please remember to read every label every time you shop. Call the manufacturer if you have any questions. Pepperidge Farm consumer response line: (888) 737-7374"
My son very much likes Goldfish Chedder Crackers and I, too, was worried about their products--until now.
Hope this helps.
Stay Safe!

Posted on: Mon, 11/29/1999 - 6:23am
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Hi All,
When I was at the grocery store, I picked up some Goldfish crackers for my son. As I often do, I looked at the various flavors of the Goldfish crackers to read the different labels for any changes and lo and behold I did not see a "may contain" warning on the "Trio-Three Cheese" flavor.
Does anyone know if they did, in fact, change the ingredients or are now run on a separate line? I called the number from my previous post but they had already closed for the day.
I hope I just didn't overlook the warning but I sure couldn't find it anywhere on the package.
Stay Safe.
P.S. My son absolutely loves the new Goldfish Cinnamon flavored Graham crackers.
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited November 29, 1999).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/17/2000 - 11:54pm
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Does anyone have any knowledge about their soups? We are having a tough time as my daughter is also allergic to soy and so many soups, broths and bullions contain soy protein or soy flour. I read the lables, but have not gotten the chance to call regarding their "chicken Stock" as we all seem to be taking turns with bronchitus and pnemonia.

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2000 - 5:27pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Connie:
[b]Hi All,
When I was at the grocery store, I picked up some Goldfish crackers for my son. As I often do, I looked at the various flavors of the Goldfish crackers to read the different labels for any changes and lo and behold I did not see a "may contain" warning on the "Trio-Three Cheese" flavor.
Does anyone know if they did, in fact, change the ingredients or are now run on a separate line? I called the number from my previous post but they had already closed for the day.
I hope I just didn't overlook the warning but I sure couldn't find it anywhere on the package.
Stay Safe.
P.S. My son absolutely loves the new Goldfish Cinnamon flavored Graham crackers.
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited November 29, 1999).][/b]
I called Pepperidge Farm about this, and they told me it was a labeling error. There never was a risk. My question: if they can make a mistake like this, how do we know they won't make a mistake and neglect to put the warning on the list? (I know this is an older post, but thought I'd add my two cents worth)

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2001 - 2:56am
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Nonutshere, it brought this old thread up to the top for you or anyone else who may have missed it.
My son loves the goldfish chedder and has never reacted.
Hope this helps.
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Stay Safe.

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 12:06pm
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Spoke to Pepperidge Farm recently to check out a frozen garlic and cheese bread they have. The customer service person told me that they always label for peanut and nut content. And that the products made with peanuts and nuts are made in a different "room" from nutfree items. She said it was like a building within a building.
I asked about all the cookies that are not labeled as may contain and she assured me that these are treated the same as the other foods and made in the peanut/nutfree parts of the building only.
I know some folks have noted that they are comfortable with the milanos and shortbread cookies. I have always been skeptical about Pepperidge Farm, but would love to trust them more as it would provide a much greater variety of foods for us...
She also told me that they do not consistently label for sesame. They do on some bread and bagels though.
How are folks feeling about Pepperidge Farm cookies these days. I generally bake my own sweets for my family, but my son would be so happy to eat store bought stuff once in a while too.
Funny...growing up I always thought the home baked stuff was the most special. He lives on home baked and thinks store bought is more special...even though he loves my cooking/baking.

Posted on: Thu, 01/05/2006 - 12:37am
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I use Pepperidge Farm products a lot because I really trust them.
I know they make a ton of products containing nuts, and this used to make me very nervous (my son is PA and TNA). But I've called them several times, and each rep I've spoken to has told me that for those products without warnings on the label, they use separate facilities -- not just separate production lines -- for nut versions of those products.
I haven't called for a couple of years, so it's possible this has changed, but at least back when I called, that's what I was told. We use their cookies, crackers and breads almost daily, and have never had any problems with them. (YMMV, of course, given different people's sensitivities to different allergens).
Actually, the last time I called there, the guy I spoke with offered me a free FAAN membership. :-)
--Debbie

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