Pez Candy Question???

Posted on: Mon, 12/11/2000 - 8:44am
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Hi, I bought The Pez dispensers for Christmas and I called to find out if they were made in a safe plant. Has anyone tried them with their PA children and if so have you had any problems??? THey 0nly manufacture pez candy there but they import wafer cookies with nuts (never opened in the plant). My comfort zone is O.K. but I just thought that I would ask the people that know the most. ...all you PA parents..
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stay safe

Posted on: Mon, 12/11/2000 - 10:31am
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I have never had a problem with PEZ, but must admit I am 47 and have not had any in recent years.

Posted on: Mon, 12/11/2000 - 10:48am
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My 3 yr old pa son has been an avid pez dispenser collector for quite some time now--over 100 so far! He has eaten the candy with no problems. Deanna

Posted on: Mon, 12/11/2000 - 11:31pm
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My son also ate PEZ this Fall without a problem.

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2000 - 12:31am
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Pez is one of the very few candies I give my child. She has never had a problem with them. On a side note- I think they are absolutely gross tasting, but she likes them a lot.

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2000 - 3:21am
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Madi's Mom, I am actually having a problem finding the actual candy replacements for my son's PEZ dispenser. It was not a really big deal for him when he received it last year for his birthday. It was definitely NOT the same as when I received one as a child. However, to answer your question without much digression, he did eat the pez candy that came with the dispenser without a problem. That was when I attempted to look for more candy so I could read the label again and also so he could enjoy what I had enjoyed as a child.
And, Andy, I'm beginning to wonder if you have recently consumed Pez! In my mid-30's, without children, I developed this Smarties thing, and I would line the Smarties up accordingly to colour, exactly the same way I did as a child. Now, of course, these days I'm not able to do such anal retentive things, but I recall that period of my mid-30's quite fondly, thank-you.
My apologies for going off-topic and joking in the thread.
No, my son did not have a reaction to the candy but I am having difficulty finding it to see if it is labeled safely. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2000 - 4:06am
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My daughter eats Pez with no problems!

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2000 - 5:38am
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My 3 yr old son loves the Pez candies and has never had any problems.

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2000 - 6:06am
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Thanks so much for your answers. I feel safe knowing their are other PA kids eating them without any problems. I know there is another thread on this but ...Hershey kisses are O.K. they say...do you agree?? I am hesitant because I know about 3 yrs ago they did not have any real company policy concerning their chocolate and I know they are serious now...so is it o.k. with your kids?

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2000 - 6:28am
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I called Pez and they told me their candy is safe. I also called Hershey and they told me that the only chocolate they make on a dedicated line in a dedicated room is the regular sized chocolate bar 1.5 oz. I think. They told me that they have a new allergy task force that will label chocolate that has a risk of cross contamination. I find them to be true to their word because I'll get a Kit Kat bar from the vending machine at work that will have a warning but the next day I'll get another one that won't. I hope that helps.

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2000 - 12:02pm
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Heather, What did they say about Hershey Kisses. Do you eat those?

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2000 - 12:12pm
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My son has been eating hershey's kisses without a problem.

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2000 - 11:50pm
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My son is only 23 months so he hasn't had any Hershey's Kisses yet. Hersheys told me to read the label on the package and if there isn't any warning, the allergy task force considers that there is no risk for cross contamination.

Posted on: Wed, 12/13/2000 - 5:26am
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I personally will NOT feed my child Kisses or anything from Hershey at all. ever. This based upon recommendation from a Hershey Rep. and my own fears of chocolate being so high risk. Now, I know you will hear from lots of people who disagree. I don't know why some of us got such different answers from Hershey. I don't know who is right or who is wrong. But for now, I'm more comfortable playing it safe.

Posted on: Wed, 12/13/2000 - 7:37am
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Yea for pez dispensers. They get me through shopping with my 2 year old and sometimes my 9 year old. Yes Christopher has had them. I just want to remind you all even though you probably already know be careful with the Hershey Kisses. Make sure to check the bag they are coming from,because they do make almond ones. My son will only take them from people if he sees the original bag and checks for himself. Yes he does love them. Cindy we have refills here. I will email you information from a bag when I get to the store again. take care claire

Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2002 - 12:40pm
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Simply re-raising since halloween is around the corner and PEZ is another safe treat.
I saw some halloween PEZ dispensers that are pumpkins, ghosts, etc [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 09/26/2002 - 10:52am
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My daughter has never tried Pez candy as I didn't know they were safe. Are they still manufactured in Europe? Does anyone have a contact number for the manufacturer so that I can contact them?

Posted on: Thu, 09/26/2002 - 11:10am
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When I called PEZ last year - was told that there was a chance of cross contamination.

Posted on: Fri, 09/27/2002 - 8:54am
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Here's the number for pez:
888-777-2205
I called today but they said they would have to call me back about it. The lady I spoke with had no clue at all what I was talking about.
Gale

Posted on: Mon, 11/18/2002 - 6:18am
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I called Pez today and the rep was not able to give me any information on whether peanuts are in the manufacturing plant. She said there was no way she could find out this info for me and directed me to their website. There is no info about allergens on their website. If anyone was able to receive any information on Pez being safe, could you please provide me with a contact name and number.

Posted on: Mon, 11/18/2002 - 7:19am
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Pez never did call me back.
Gale

Posted on: Mon, 11/25/2002 - 3:53am
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I tried calling Pez again today at 1 888 777 2205 as I am still trying to find out if these are safe. I was told that this number is just a call centre for placing orders and the rep could therefore not provide me with any info. I asked her for a corporate phone number and she didn't have any on file. I did a search of the posts and found another number 1-800-430-0475 but this is out of service. Does anyone have another number for them?
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Posted on: Thu, 12/05/2002 - 3:32am
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I finally found a number for Pez 203-795-0531 and called them today. The rep said that their facility is peanut/nut free but they have a number of suppliers and cannot guarantee that the ingredients are safe and therefore do not recommend that allergic individuals consume their products. Now this is very different from what I've read in various posts about Pez candy. Now I really am confused and don't know if I can purchase Pez based on what the rep told me.

Posted on: Wed, 09/17/2003 - 12:54pm
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I plan on contacting PEZ again to confirm status on peanuts and tree nuts. MY PA son has had PEZ numerous times without incident and I would like to continue to keep this on my safe list for Halloween.
I noticed on [url="http://www.pez.com"]www.pez.com[/url] that they have some new dispensers (Bob The Builder, Animals, Sports, and Halloween etc) and the kids would love them. I also saw they have a new PEZ Lip Balm....I will also check on this item when I call.
Anyone contact them lately?
What are your comfort levels with PEZ candy?

Posted on: Wed, 09/17/2003 - 11:56pm
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I allow my dd to have Pez. I contacted them and was told it was a PN/TN free facility and that was good enough for me.
I think alot of companies cover themselves and say they cannot guarantee the raw ingredients they use, simply because they cannot vouch for something they do not make. But I figure vast quantities of sugar are likely to come from a pretty specific manufacutrer of sugar. I could be wrong, but I do not know any of that info on any products sources, even if I call. Most companies just do not bring it up. When they, do, it makes you wonder, but it seems it is really the fact of many basic ingredients in the foods we do use.
becca

Posted on: Thu, 09/18/2003 - 12:10pm
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Ds eats Pez all the time and has absolutely no reaction of any kind.
Hope this helps.

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 10:35am
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Bought some new glow in the dark Halloween PEZ dispensers (pumpkins, ghots, mummies) at Target today, saving them for a safe Halloween surprise! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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