Pillsbury Valentine\'s Funfetti Products - U.S. Made

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 1:28am
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I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these two products.

Pillsbury Valentine's Funfetti Cake Mix
Distributed by: Multifoods Inc.
Contains Wheat, Soy, and Milk Products.
Allergy Information: Manufactured on shared equipment with products containing egg products.

So, this is the cake mix and it looks really well labeled IMPHO.

Pillsbury Valentine's Funfetti Frosting
Distributed by: Multifoods Inc.

Now, on this one, it does say what type of vegetable oil is used in both the frosting and the candy bits (soybean, cottonseed). But there are no allergy alerts or "may contains" whatsoever.

Again, it looks well labeled IMPHO, but then again, I'm getting kinda weird if I don't see a "may contain" label.

I bought them for my daughter's class for Valentine's Day but I did buy some for home as well.

I just wanted to check them out here first.

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 3:10am
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Hi,
I have not used the Valentine's Day product, however we did use the same brand Christmas funfetti, and we have used many times the everyday (no holiday) funfetti cupcake mix and frosting! We have never had any problems with this product!!
Good Luck

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 5:20am
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emily's mommy, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] This is the first time that I've seen this product at all, so I didn't know that they had different "Funfetti"'s. I thought it was Valentine's Day specific.
It's not in either one of the grocers I shop at. I found it in the dollar store the other night - both items. We don't have Pillsbury cake mixes in the grocery store (or the ones I go to anyway).
I feel better. Thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 5:29am
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is this the cake mix with the multi colored sprinkles in it?

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 12:23pm
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tidina, yes.
The cake mix is the one that had what I thought was EXCELLENT labeling. If you want, I can type out all of the ingredients.
It was the frosting, also with sprinkles that I was a bit more concerned about.
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Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 11:45pm
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yes ive seen that here in the us, never read it though.

Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2006 - 12:33am
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tidina, I thought this labeling on the cake mix looked really good:-
Contains Wheat, Soy, and Milk Products.
Allergy Information: Manufactured on shared equipment with products containing egg products.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2006 - 12:10pm
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We have used that cake mix with no trouble.
However we did our own icing as they were "tie dye" cupcakes for a special party. So I have not used the Funfetti icings.

Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2006 - 12:31pm
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Hi,
We use the Pillsbury cake mixes exclusively and the 'Funfetti' mixes and frostings most often--and so far, 3+ years or so, we've never had a problem with them! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (US specific)
I have made cakes, cupcakes, and cookies with the cake mix and always use the frosting and sprinkles, also. In fact, it has become my 'standby' quickie to grab for all those preschool birthday and holiday parties they seem to ALWAYS be having (and they gladly let *me* provide the baked goods lately) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I trust them (as much as I can trust any product)!
Good luck,
Lisa

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 11:26am
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I just got an email from a mom in my daughter's class asking about Funfetti mixes for her daughter's birthday party this weekend. I usually only tell people to use Betty Crocker, but she said her daughter really wanted the Funfetti cake, so I thought I might as well do a search. Other than the fact that searching for "Pillsbury" brings up over 160 results, I was thrilled to find this very current thread with exactly the info I was looking for.
Thanks guys! Oh, and both my girls have another party to go to on Sunday, but for once I don't have anything to worry about, since the boy has a peanut allergy, also. Imagine being able to completely relax at a birthday party. (I know their comfort zone and they are even stricter than I am, since their son is extremely sensitive.) And I believe the little boy has a crush on my older daughter. (She's an older woman, too. He's kindergarten to her second grade.) Think her having a peanut allergy too has anything to do with that? Certainly would make the dating scene a whole lot easier. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 12:08pm
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Oh, everyone, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
They don't sell the Pillsbury cake mixes or frosting in the grocery stores near me. I bought them at a $1.00 store (which means an extra bonus if they're safe because they were also really inexpensive).
Kim M., that's why I started a separate thread about the Funfetti items because I knew how many Pillsbury threads there are (having participated in quite enough of them and usually not too pleased with Pillsbury).
No, these two items, although the cake mix more than the frosting, look really well labeled. And American specific is great because they are made in America even though I'm buying them in Canada.
Kim M., I think that sounds wonderful - the birthday party. I don't know if we have had that experience yet. In fact, I don't think so. But how nice not to have to worry and the crush, well, that's kinda bonus. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
My MIL for some reason had thought that I had only purchased the icing and she's been looking for a cake mix for me. She asked me last night about the "no name" muffin mix from our local grocery and I told her that Mom, it's probably safe, but I'm supposed to call before I purchase the item so that's why I tend not to buy them. Then, I told her it was okay because I had gotten the cake mix as well.
I was actually at the same $1.00 store yesterday and almost bought more (I bought three cake mixes, two icings), but I thought, wait and see if the kids even like them before I buy more. But I do have to say that they're priced really well and it's really unclear to me why Pillsbury cake mixes aren't in my grocery stores (I've also never seen them in grocery stores in other towns I've lived in).
Anyway, great stuff. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Thank-you everyone. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 01/28/2006 - 4:39am
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if this is by multifoods or jm smucker i just called yesterday regardin hungry jack and was told that all mixes are on shared lines and they dont use a liquid wash between. the sofasilk flour is safe and made somewhere else.

Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 10:06am
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Ok I called JM smucker regarding the Pillsbury white cake mix, I found several at the dollar store and they were labeled with a contains statement..
So I was told that the plain mixes are safe, they do have nuts in the facility but they come into the facility ALREADY PACKAGED.
Some frosting lids have nuts sealed onto them, also they do produce mixes for nut breads but I was told all the nuts come in sealed packages into the factory and they place the packages sealed into the mixes.
The cake mixes are not run on lines with nuts so they are considered safe.
My only thought was what if a package of nuts breaks open...the worker touches it then is packing other plain mixes etc...get my point?
I don't know yet if I am going to use the mixes I bought. I figure if it ain't broke, don't fix it..we have been using Betty Crocker forever and feel safe with it.
anyone else call? I can give you the number if you want to call and see what kind of response you get. It seems that tidina got a different answer when she called, makes you wonder what is really going on!!
Shelley

Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 10:30am
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i called about hungry jack and was told that the mixes are on shared lines
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:38pm
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tidina, both of the products I bought (cake mix and icing) say "distributed by" Multifoods. I have no idea what Hungry Jack is/are.
The labeling on the cake mix, as I said, I thought was super, IMPHO. The icing I wasn't as clear about.
I'll see if there is a phone # to call tomorrow, but based on the responses I received, I feel pretty okay about trying the product.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:43pm
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Quote:Originally posted by csc:
[b]
Contains Wheat, Soy, and Milk Products.
Allergy Information: Manufactured on shared equipment with products containing egg products.
[/b]
Why would they label as "manufactured on shared equipment with products containing egg products" if there are also nuts/peanuts in the facility on the same lines? I mean, why wouldn't they have added that extra caution to the label?
I'm still going to use them.
But I will see if I can get a # from the box and tin.
Not sure the last time the [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] website was up-dated. Let me check.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:47pm
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Okay. So, I understood at one point Pillsbury was owned by Pillsbury. Then, at some point it was bought by General Mills. So, I'm not sure where Multifoods or J.M. Smucker comes into this at all, except it is Multifoods on the label of the cake mix and icing I bought.
Based on the General Mills information, which is who I would have previously checked, and since [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] doesn't have a Pillsbury link in and of itself, I pulled this information off about General Mills:-
Company:
General Mills (information last updated September, 2005).
Subsidiaries (If Any):
Numerous subsidiaries including Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Yoplait (USA only, not Canada).
Food Allergy Safety Measures:
Allergy alerts are consistently placed on all products which may have come into contact with the top 8 allergens (milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish, as defined by the Food Allergy Network).
Contact Information:
Call 1-800-328-1144 for further information in the USA, or 1-800-767-5350 in Canada. You may also visit the General Mills USA website (with links to many separate brand and international division web sites) by clicking on the above link.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:54pm
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Well, I went to [url="http://www.generalmills.com"]www.generalmills.com[/url] and Pillsbury does fall under their "umbrella" but I have to say I couldn't, for the life of me, find any allergy information on the websites I checked at all. In fact, when I went to the Pillsbury website, I couldn't even find the Funfetti items (perhaps because of the Multifoods thing).
I'll wait 'til tomorrow.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:59pm
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Then we have the website for Multifoods, which confused me even more:-
[url="http://www.multifoodsbakery.com/index.aspx"]http://www.multifoodsbakery.com/index.aspx[/url]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 1:01pm
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Then another Google using Pillsbury Funfetti as the search words brought up:-
[url="http://www.pillsburybaking.com/prodPromo/cake.aspx"]http://www.pillsburybaking.com/prodPromo/cake.aspx[/url]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 1:04pm
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And in checking the Pillsbury Funfetti link out, darned if at the bottom it doesn't say J.M. Smucker.
And around and around we go.
I honestly give up.
I'm going to trust the labeling, which I did think was quite good on the cake mix anyway and also the responses I got from fellow members.
No wonder I do this journey, for the most part, without checking manufacturers. I would go bloody bonkers.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 12:13am
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hungry jack is a pancake mix, which is a mix like cake mixes. general mills owns the refrigerated pillsbury, not the dry goods

Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 11:11am
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A few months ago I started calling the manufacturers of cake mixes to find one to use for my DD. I called the number on a box of Pillsbury cake mix and according to my notes I was told not to buy them for my DD because of tree nut flour in the facility. This was before the new law went into effect, and they didn't say it was in the mix but I didn't feel comfortable with the response and put a big "NO" next to Pillsbury mixes. I plan on calling them all again soon to see if I get the same responses.
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Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 11:27am
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Hungry jack pancake mix people called me today. they are now owned by JM Smucker and they DO label for cross contact.

Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 1:14pm
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Cindy, welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I ended up using the products (cake mix and icing) on a decision I guess I based on the labeling and my own personal comfort zone and everything was okay (which really means diddly squat, doesn't it?), but I know this week I did check the same dollar store to see if they had Funfetti products for Easter. They didn't. Or don't yet.
It just got too confusing to me, KWIM?
And I have to say, I am more cautious when I purchase something that is made in America.
My son's last three reactions (one of which was anaphylactic) were to products which were labeled well IMPHO, and sometimes I just feel overwhelmed and feel like it's a roll of the dice.
Very cautious about new products in our home and that's why I posted about this one to get others' input.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 02/12/2007 - 12:31am
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I called Pillsbury today about the Funfetti cake mix (I don't actually have a box so I don't know anything else about the manufacturer or distributor). The rep told me there are no peanuts in the facility at all. There are tree nuts that are pre-packaged and they are inserted into the brownie mixes at the end of the line (not run on any of the equipment). She said they do have a coconut/pecan icing and it is run on a dedicated line. So no peanuts or tree nuts are ever run on the lines for any of the cake mixes. I've been asked by a parent in my PA son's class about using the Funfetti cake mix and I'm leaning toward using it. Anybody have any reactions or problems with Funfetti mix lately?

Posted on: Mon, 02/12/2007 - 1:19am
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I almost exclusively use this Funetti mix. My kids request as do many of the moms of my kids friends. They like my cakes...lol.
The cookie recipe is also wonderful. You can find it on the box if not...from my memory...it uses just the oil and eggs NO water. Try them, they disappear in a New York minute! I also think I saw the recipe on the betty crocker website.
PP

Posted on: Mon, 02/12/2007 - 1:37am
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my friend uses the one without milk and eggs. her son is also peanut and tree nut allergic. im not sure what brand it is?

Posted on: Mon, 02/12/2007 - 6:40am
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Yes or no. There's 100 posts on here, and theres no simple answer.. from Pillsbury, to GM, to Hungry Jack? Good god... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Can I just state:
Caitlin eats (AND TOLERATES) the funfetti frosting for a NUMBER of yrs now. It's $1.50 (or less) in the stores, including jimmies/sprinkles.
NO PROBLEM WITH HER EATTING IT.
The cake mix, OTOH, has wheat/dairy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Now, I'm glad everyone is throing their hat into the post, really, I am... But me?
We use it. I dont need to read much more into it [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 3:10am
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Hi,
I have not used the Valentine's Day product, however we did use the same brand Christmas funfetti, and we have used many times the everyday (no holiday) funfetti cupcake mix and frosting! We have never had any problems with this product!!
Good Luck

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 5:20am
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emily's mommy, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] This is the first time that I've seen this product at all, so I didn't know that they had different "Funfetti"'s. I thought it was Valentine's Day specific.
It's not in either one of the grocers I shop at. I found it in the dollar store the other night - both items. We don't have Pillsbury cake mixes in the grocery store (or the ones I go to anyway).
I feel better. Thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 5:29am
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is this the cake mix with the multi colored sprinkles in it?

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 12:23pm
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tidina, yes.
The cake mix is the one that had what I thought was EXCELLENT labeling. If you want, I can type out all of the ingredients.
It was the frosting, also with sprinkles that I was a bit more concerned about.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 11:45pm
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yes ive seen that here in the us, never read it though.

Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2006 - 12:33am
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tidina, I thought this labeling on the cake mix looked really good:-
Contains Wheat, Soy, and Milk Products.
Allergy Information: Manufactured on shared equipment with products containing egg products.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2006 - 12:10pm
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We have used that cake mix with no trouble.
However we did our own icing as they were "tie dye" cupcakes for a special party. So I have not used the Funfetti icings.

Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2006 - 12:31pm
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Hi,
We use the Pillsbury cake mixes exclusively and the 'Funfetti' mixes and frostings most often--and so far, 3+ years or so, we've never had a problem with them! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (US specific)
I have made cakes, cupcakes, and cookies with the cake mix and always use the frosting and sprinkles, also. In fact, it has become my 'standby' quickie to grab for all those preschool birthday and holiday parties they seem to ALWAYS be having (and they gladly let *me* provide the baked goods lately) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I trust them (as much as I can trust any product)!
Good luck,
Lisa

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 11:26am
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I just got an email from a mom in my daughter's class asking about Funfetti mixes for her daughter's birthday party this weekend. I usually only tell people to use Betty Crocker, but she said her daughter really wanted the Funfetti cake, so I thought I might as well do a search. Other than the fact that searching for "Pillsbury" brings up over 160 results, I was thrilled to find this very current thread with exactly the info I was looking for.
Thanks guys! Oh, and both my girls have another party to go to on Sunday, but for once I don't have anything to worry about, since the boy has a peanut allergy, also. Imagine being able to completely relax at a birthday party. (I know their comfort zone and they are even stricter than I am, since their son is extremely sensitive.) And I believe the little boy has a crush on my older daughter. (She's an older woman, too. He's kindergarten to her second grade.) Think her having a peanut allergy too has anything to do with that? Certainly would make the dating scene a whole lot easier. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 12:08pm
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Oh, everyone, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
They don't sell the Pillsbury cake mixes or frosting in the grocery stores near me. I bought them at a $1.00 store (which means an extra bonus if they're safe because they were also really inexpensive).
Kim M., that's why I started a separate thread about the Funfetti items because I knew how many Pillsbury threads there are (having participated in quite enough of them and usually not too pleased with Pillsbury).
No, these two items, although the cake mix more than the frosting, look really well labeled. And American specific is great because they are made in America even though I'm buying them in Canada.
Kim M., I think that sounds wonderful - the birthday party. I don't know if we have had that experience yet. In fact, I don't think so. But how nice not to have to worry and the crush, well, that's kinda bonus. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
My MIL for some reason had thought that I had only purchased the icing and she's been looking for a cake mix for me. She asked me last night about the "no name" muffin mix from our local grocery and I told her that Mom, it's probably safe, but I'm supposed to call before I purchase the item so that's why I tend not to buy them. Then, I told her it was okay because I had gotten the cake mix as well.
I was actually at the same $1.00 store yesterday and almost bought more (I bought three cake mixes, two icings), but I thought, wait and see if the kids even like them before I buy more. But I do have to say that they're priced really well and it's really unclear to me why Pillsbury cake mixes aren't in my grocery stores (I've also never seen them in grocery stores in other towns I've lived in).
Anyway, great stuff. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Thank-you everyone. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 01/28/2006 - 4:39am
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if this is by multifoods or jm smucker i just called yesterday regardin hungry jack and was told that all mixes are on shared lines and they dont use a liquid wash between. the sofasilk flour is safe and made somewhere else.

Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 10:06am
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Ok I called JM smucker regarding the Pillsbury white cake mix, I found several at the dollar store and they were labeled with a contains statement..
So I was told that the plain mixes are safe, they do have nuts in the facility but they come into the facility ALREADY PACKAGED.
Some frosting lids have nuts sealed onto them, also they do produce mixes for nut breads but I was told all the nuts come in sealed packages into the factory and they place the packages sealed into the mixes.
The cake mixes are not run on lines with nuts so they are considered safe.
My only thought was what if a package of nuts breaks open...the worker touches it then is packing other plain mixes etc...get my point?
I don't know yet if I am going to use the mixes I bought. I figure if it ain't broke, don't fix it..we have been using Betty Crocker forever and feel safe with it.
anyone else call? I can give you the number if you want to call and see what kind of response you get. It seems that tidina got a different answer when she called, makes you wonder what is really going on!!
Shelley

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i called about hungry jack and was told that the mixes are on shared lines
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited February 01, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:38pm
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tidina, both of the products I bought (cake mix and icing) say "distributed by" Multifoods. I have no idea what Hungry Jack is/are.
The labeling on the cake mix, as I said, I thought was super, IMPHO. The icing I wasn't as clear about.
I'll see if there is a phone # to call tomorrow, but based on the responses I received, I feel pretty okay about trying the product.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:43pm
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Quote:Originally posted by csc:
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Contains Wheat, Soy, and Milk Products.
Allergy Information: Manufactured on shared equipment with products containing egg products.
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Why would they label as "manufactured on shared equipment with products containing egg products" if there are also nuts/peanuts in the facility on the same lines? I mean, why wouldn't they have added that extra caution to the label?
I'm still going to use them.
But I will see if I can get a # from the box and tin.
Not sure the last time the [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] website was up-dated. Let me check.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:47pm
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Okay. So, I understood at one point Pillsbury was owned by Pillsbury. Then, at some point it was bought by General Mills. So, I'm not sure where Multifoods or J.M. Smucker comes into this at all, except it is Multifoods on the label of the cake mix and icing I bought.
Based on the General Mills information, which is who I would have previously checked, and since [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] doesn't have a Pillsbury link in and of itself, I pulled this information off about General Mills:-
Company:
General Mills (information last updated September, 2005).
Subsidiaries (If Any):
Numerous subsidiaries including Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Yoplait (USA only, not Canada).
Food Allergy Safety Measures:
Allergy alerts are consistently placed on all products which may have come into contact with the top 8 allergens (milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish, as defined by the Food Allergy Network).
Contact Information:
Call 1-800-328-1144 for further information in the USA, or 1-800-767-5350 in Canada. You may also visit the General Mills USA website (with links to many separate brand and international division web sites) by clicking on the above link.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:54pm
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Well, I went to [url="http://www.generalmills.com"]www.generalmills.com[/url] and Pillsbury does fall under their "umbrella" but I have to say I couldn't, for the life of me, find any allergy information on the websites I checked at all. In fact, when I went to the Pillsbury website, I couldn't even find the Funfetti items (perhaps because of the Multifoods thing).
I'll wait 'til tomorrow.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:59pm
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Then we have the website for Multifoods, which confused me even more:-
[url="http://www.multifoodsbakery.com/index.aspx"]http://www.multifoodsbakery.com/index.aspx[/url]
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 1:01pm
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Then another Google using Pillsbury Funfetti as the search words brought up:-
[url="http://www.pillsburybaking.com/prodPromo/cake.aspx"]http://www.pillsburybaking.com/prodPromo/cake.aspx[/url]
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 1:04pm
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And in checking the Pillsbury Funfetti link out, darned if at the bottom it doesn't say J.M. Smucker.
And around and around we go.
I honestly give up.
I'm going to trust the labeling, which I did think was quite good on the cake mix anyway and also the responses I got from fellow members.
No wonder I do this journey, for the most part, without checking manufacturers. I would go bloody bonkers.
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Posted on: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 12:13am
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hungry jack is a pancake mix, which is a mix like cake mixes. general mills owns the refrigerated pillsbury, not the dry goods

Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 11:11am
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A few months ago I started calling the manufacturers of cake mixes to find one to use for my DD. I called the number on a box of Pillsbury cake mix and according to my notes I was told not to buy them for my DD because of tree nut flour in the facility. This was before the new law went into effect, and they didn't say it was in the mix but I didn't feel comfortable with the response and put a big "NO" next to Pillsbury mixes. I plan on calling them all again soon to see if I get the same responses.
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