Pillsbury Slice and Bake Valentine Cookies?

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 5:22am
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pI apologize if this question has already been answered. I tried a search on "Snoopy" and nothing came up./p
pToday, unbeknownst to me, my son's play group gave the children Pillsbury slice and bake cookies with the picture of snoopy on them. Obviously, I have no idea whose kitchen these things came out of so I don't know what kind of cross-contamination there might be. I tried the Pillsbury website but I couldn't find an ingredient label. I'll be going out shopping tomorrow but I'd like a little piece of mind sooner!/p
pThanks/p

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 8:09am
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I have those in my fridge & just checked the label - there is no warning on them.
I have used the Pillsbury Chocolate Chip & Sugar cookies - alot & never had a problem.
I do know that the Nestle slice and bake cookies may contain peanuts.
Good Luck.

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 10:24am
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I believe there is a thread on Pillsbury, do a search for 'Pillsbury'. I remember calling them and they told me not to use their cookies as they are not required to list a "may contain..." If peanuts are in the ingredient then they are required to list it. I've scratched their products off my list for now. As someone said before, when General Mills completes their buyout of Pillsbury, they will instill their safe practices on the Pillsbury label.

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 11:24am
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I also called Pilsbury about the Slice and Bake cookies for the Holidays-the woman who answered would not give me a straight answer. She told me that if the product contains pn as an ingrediant they it will be on the label but, like the above post stated, they do not list the cross-contamination issue. I finally asked the woman, "If you had a two year old PA child would you feed them to her????" She was quiet for a while and then responded "NO, I would not". That was all I needed to hear! Goodbye to slice and bake cookies! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] It was a hard thing to explain to Madeline as I threw them into the trash.

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 1:54pm
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Well, L&Mjoe, since this is coming from the fanatic who was ready to stick the Dough Boy with an Epi-pen off and send him to Pillsbury, please take it with a grain of salt! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
However, from what I have read on this board alone, I would not buy the Pillsbury slice and bake cookies.
At Christmas time, I had to call Pillsbury in Canada and they advised me that, although the slice and bake cookies appeared to be labeled "properly" (i.e., no "may contain" "made in"), they were, in fact, imported from the United States and should not be considered "safe".
What ticked me off was that Pillsbury Canada was allowed to bring in a product that they considered unsafe without re-labeling it. At any rate, this is what the CSR in Canada told me. Definitely that the slice and bake cookies, and he was referring to the American ones, were unsafe.
I know when I found out about this and was ready to kill the Dough Boy and send him off, I did start a couple of threads also under Manufacturers - one about Grievances Against Pillsbury.
Again, I had never had any problem with their products myself, but after what I read time and time again on this board, I simply decided not to take the chance. The rep I dealt with here only confirmed what I needed to know.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 12:39am
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This slice and bake thing is really bugging me. Let me ask this....
Has anyone experienced a reaction to "Pillsbury Slice & Bake Cookies"??
Thanks

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 12:51am
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Dear Dennis' Mom,
While I think your heart is in the right place, you are really asking the wrong question. Just because one person has reacted and many haven't is no reason to suspect that your child WILL react. What you need to be asking is if the product is indeed tree nut/peanut free. I believe someone posted a percentage of 18.5% of all products produced on shared lines DO have traces of peanuts in them. So one out of five packages of cookies WILL have traces of peanut. It's like russian roulette. Okay, so many people have successfully eaten this product without a problem - but the product is not 100% safe. If this is a risk you are willing to take with your son - go ahead and use their products.
Another poster brought up the issue of the chocolate also, where do they get their chocolate from and is it safe (free from cross-contamination)?
For my own comfort-zone - I avoid Pillsbury products like the plague. I am one of the luckier ones on this board whose child only has one food allergy - peanut. If I can manage to keep him completely away from this allergen til age 5 there is a possibility that he will outgrow this. However, if I subject him to peanut during this time he will increase his sensitivity and probably never outgrow it. For me - I pray every day that he will outgrow this allergy and I will do everything I can to keep him from being exposed in any way.
I don't mean to be offensive - I only want you to keep your child safe. If you need to feed him chocolate chip cookies - Vermont Nut Free is a great choice or I have recently read that Nestle's semisweet chocolate chips with a product code ending in FN are safe to use.

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 1:08am
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I think Betty Crocker has a ready made sugar cookie mix in a pouch - you probably just have to add an ingredient or two of your own. Not as easy as slice and bake but easier than baking from scratch. I trust General Mills. I was looking at those new cereal bars the other night, specifically the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and it lists almonds as an ingredient. Now I don't think that cereal contains almonds so I assume what GM is saying is that those cereal bars were run on the same line as the Honey Nut Cheerios cereal bars. GM is true to what they say, they will list cross contamination.

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2001 - 10:18am
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Thanks everyone. I've been away for awhile so I haven't caught up completely yet with the Pillsbury fiasco.
Well, my son didn't eat much of the cookie and he seemed to be fine afterwards. He does have little itchy bumps on his face but I am going to attribute that to the dry weather and too many baths. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Oh yeah, and I'm not going to be buying any of those slice and bake cookies. Almost all of the packages in my supermarket have warning labels. Actually, Tollhouse always has a may contain label and Pillsbury never does. It makes me suspicious.

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2001 - 1:33pm
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Where did the 18.5% of products on shared lines are contaminated percentage come from? I was just wondering.
I used to buy the slice and bake cookies, but I am so glad I read the warnings on these discussion boards. Sure they are convenient, but homemade are much safer and better tasting, too!

Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2001 - 12:15am
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I quit buying Pillsbury slice & bake after recieving one or two recalls on them from FAN. I can't remember exactly the details as it was a couple of years ago, but I believe that there was peanut butter dough in the plain sugar cookie wrap. I decided if that could happen at their plant, they probably aren't real careful about keeping the peanut butter dough separate from their other doughs.
Sue

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