Pillsbury/General Mills

Posted on: Sun, 01/12/2003 - 11:22am
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Although I have avoided Pillsbury up to now, I decided to try the frozen waffles because they have a General Mills ingredients label and I called and was assured that the Pillsbury products with the GM label are properly marked to note cross contamination. We did fine with the waffles and my son loved them. I have always made my own or used VAN's. It was nice to find a new breakfast choice and one that took no time...something I really appreciate in the morning! I am thinking of trying the pancakes now. Also noticed that the Pillsbury cinnamon buns that you pop in the oven are by GM and appear to be free of nuts and peanuts. Has anyone tried any of these things?

How are you all feeling about the Pillsbury products distributed by GM now?

Posted on: Sun, 01/12/2003 - 11:47am
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We tried the cinnamon buns, no problem! My son loved them.

Posted on: Sun, 01/12/2003 - 4:43pm
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Here's what I had posted earlier about GM/pillsbury-you really need to read the labels carefully, according to the lady at GM that I spoke with.
[i]General mills is still going through all the pillsbury plants doing inspections and such for labeling issues. In the meantime, the new labels w/ gm's logo are going on the products. First of all, almost all of the products have an allergen of some sort, whether it's milk, soy, etc. She told me that if there is NO bold allergen warning on the package to avoid that product, especially if it does indeed contain one of the major eight. In that case that means that gm may not have fully inspected the plant yet, but are using their name on the label. If there is a bold allergen warning, and it doesn't include anything my child is allergic to, then that product is safe. I asked about the slice and bake cookies since that was one of the major no-no's according to FAAN for PA and TNA and she said they are made in several plants throughout the country, so just because sugar cookies (for example) might be safe in the midwest they may not be on the west coast since they might be made in a different factory. Either way, the rule above about the bold allergen warning still applies. [/i]
Gale

Posted on: Sun, 01/12/2003 - 10:54pm
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We use Pillsbury crescent rolls, biscuits, sugar cookie slice and bake NOT BREAK APART (in Ohio), cinnamon rolls, and frozen waffle sticks. I have still seen products in circulation without the allergy statement so be extra careful when purchasing Pillsbury items.
Of note my PA/TNA son ate the chocolate Valentine Slice and Bake cookies yesterday with no problems. The package did contain a bold allergy statement.
Jaime

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 3:41am
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Question: Some companies include an allergen warning if a product doesn not contain the allergen but is manufactured on the same equipment as the allergen; some only include a warning if the product contains the allergen as an ingredient. Does anyone know the GM/Pillsbury policy?
Quote:Originally posted by gw_mom3:
[b]Here's what I had posted earlier about GM/pillsbury-you really need to read the labels carefully, according to the lady at GM that I spoke with.
[i]General mills is still going through all the pillsbury plants doing inspections and such for labeling issues. In the meantime, the new labels w/ gm's logo are going on the products. First of all, almost all of the products have an allergen of some sort, whether it's milk, soy, etc. She told me that if there is NO bold allergen warning on the package to avoid that product, especially if it does indeed contain one of the major eight. In that case that means that gm may not have fully inspected the plant yet, but are using their name on the label. If there is a bold allergen warning, and it doesn't include anything my child is allergic to, then that product is safe. I asked about the slice and bake cookies since that was one of the major no-no's according to FAAN for PA and TNA and she said they are made in several plants throughout the country, so just because sugar cookies (for example) might be safe in the midwest they may not be on the west coast since they might be made in a different factory. Either way, the rule above about the bold allergen warning still applies. [/i]
Gale[/b]

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2003 - 6:21am
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According to GM, they label for cross contamination if something is made on shared lines, but not a shared facility. Pillsbury would also apply but only if gm has fully inspected the plant and put an allergen statement in bold as stated in my post.
Gale

Posted on: Fri, 12/05/2003 - 10:55pm
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I just contacted Pillsbury (in Canada) to check labelling.
The info I received is the same as the last two posts. Allergen statements are put on the label if it is produced on shared equipment, but not necessarily if it is in the same plant. She did say that if the ingredients are *in close contact* they would also put a warning. I do feel good about eating their products after this phone call. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Sesame seed is also one of the allergens they post warnings for. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 12/08/2003 - 11:08am
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I just bought Pillsbury Quick Bread mix (cinnamon struesel) and not only did it label for containing milk , wheat and soy, it also labeled that it was manufactured on equipt. that also manuf. products containing egg. First time I've ever seen that warning.
I was impressed and felt safe buying it.

Posted on: Wed, 12/10/2003 - 4:59pm
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Just an FYI-pillsbury dry mixes are not made by General Mills. I think they're made by multifoods.
Gale

Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 4:55am
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Anyone try the Valentine's cookies? They are the ones with the heart and smiley face on in the heart. There is no warning on the label. I want to bake them for a party for DS tomorrow.

Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 5:48am
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I feel very comfortable using the frozen waffles w/PA DS. The twins like them, so when we found out about DS's PA, I stopped using them, opting to try to find a recipe and make them. One day I was looking through some of the frozen waffles and found the Pillsbury, read the ingredients and no peanut or eggs in them(DS is also allergic to eggs). I called Pillsbury just to make sure, and got the same statement: read the label, everything is labeled, blah blah blah. We have used the Pillsbury waffles without any problems for DS. This is mainly what he eats for breakfast.

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