Popsicle Ice Pops

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Initially I received a generic response from Popsicle. However, I asked more detailed questions in a follow up inquiry and got a great response from them. They seem to be very aware and sensitive to allergy issues. They take apart their equipment and thoroughly clean it with high power fire hoses (or something similar). If they are going to run a nutfree product on the same line as a nut product, they thoroughly wash the equipment twice after running the nut product. The nuts are stored in a separate room away from the other ingredients. As I write this I realize that I have a few other questions...but it seems that the chance for cross contamination is very slim...what do you think??? Anyone else care to call or email them? I emailed and got a response within a week. Altho, I tried once before and got no response. This time I went to the Good Humor website and emailed thru them rather than from the Popsicle website.

On Jun 28, 2002

I don't know. Before coming here, it would be fine by me and my dd did eat them. I do think some of us are less reactive than others, and I have considered the statistical chances of a cross contamination under such procedures. What are the chances that the contaminated one ends up in my PA child's mouth?

I think these are individual decisions to be made based on sensetivity. I am getting so frustrated now that my dd is old enough to want things we do not let her have. I am reconfiguring my comfort zone and I think such a risk as you mention sounds acceptable. I haven't gone there yet, though! Oh, I just don't know... simple old popsicles. She had them lots before we knew to avoid them. What a drag this can be. Becca

[This message has been edited by becca (edited July 21, 2003).]

On Jul 3, 2002

Hi kstreeter,

I emailed Good Humor about a year ago and they told me in an email response that they could not recommend Good Humor products for my PA son because they have shared equipment. This does not, I believe, reflect in their labeling. I haven't checked lately so their labeling could be different.

I don't buy their products because of the shared equipment factor. This is just my own comfort level.

They may have changed their policy. I guess it's time for my '02 Manufacturer's file and start emailing out for *updates* of the various manufacturers so see if anything has changed or not.

------------------ Stay Safe.

On Jul 10, 2002

I contacted Good Humor within the last 2 months and they assured me all was safe - no peanuts in the plant and no dairy.

On Jul 10, 2002

I have e-mailed Good Humor regarding their popsicles and will post my response from them once I receive it.

Let's help it concurs with Citymom's response they gave her. (Not that I don't doubt you for a minute, Citymom. Manufacturers have a funny way of giving conflicting information).

------------------ Stay Safe.

On Jul 27, 2002

I still have not received an answer to my e-mail to Good Humor regarding the safety of their popsicles.

Will post their answer when received.

------------------ Stay Safe.

On Jul 9, 2003

Here is the e-mail I got today: When a Good Humor-Breyers' product contains any type of nut or nut by-product, it will be listed on the ingredient listing. This includes the Popsicle and Klondike line of products.

We do not have dedicated production lines in our manufacturing facilities. We do, however, have a very strict allergen policy. After an allergen-containing product is produced, the equipment is properly cleaned and sanitized prior to reuse. We also have special handling procedures for all allergenic ingredients used in our plants.

On Jul 21, 2003

Hi Cindy..

I read somewhere about you only trusting Chapmans but can't remember where it was. Well, in addition to Chapmans and Philly Swirl, we also have KISKO.

KISKO makes freezies and C-Plus freezies and Looney Tunes freezies etc.... so it's another option for cold snacks. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 25, 2003

Are these responses from Good Humor for Canada or US? I always wonder when someone says they contacted whether they live here or there.

Gale

On Jun 15, 2007

any updated info on popsicles?????

On Jun 15, 2007

any updated info on popsicles?????

On Jun 15, 2007

we use popsicles but it is definately because so far my son has only reacted to ingestion of peanuts. we avoid all may contains and all that and he does have eczema but he doesnt seem as sensitive as some kids and his numbers are progressively decreasing.

On Jun 21, 2007

USA specific..I just spoke with unilever, which is Klondike, Good Humor, Breyers, and Popsicle..respectively. She said if there is Pn/Tn in the ingredient, it will be listed, if there is a chance for cross-contam, it will state may contain. For these 4 companies specifically. the number is 920-499-5151. you should call for yourself, we usually avoid popsicles, mainly because I never can tell, there are so many...buy my kids are really wanting something, and for us, I feel comfortable allowing it. hope this helps

------------------ Amy (mom of 2) Son PA/TNA Daughter PA/TNA

On Jun 21, 2007

You can read their allergen policy here:

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It is a Unilever Ice Cream/Good Humor-Breyers policy that when any of the eight most common allergens (milk, eggs, fish, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans and crustaceans) occur in any of our products (including Klondike and Popsicle brand products), they will be listed on the ingredient label in plain language.

Most importantly, if any of our products contain any type of nut or nut by-product, it will be listed on the ingredient panel. We do not use the terms "All Natural" or "Artificial Flavorings" to hide the existence of any allergens.

We also have special handling procedures for all allergenic ingredients used in our manufacturing facilities. Unilever Ice Cream/Good Humor-Breyers does not have dedicated production lines in our factories for product containing allergens. However, we do have a very strict allergen-handling policy. If there is an allergen concern on a manufacturing line, the machine is disassembled and thoroughly cleaned. This process takes several hours. Our historical results and process verification testing for allergens has shown that these steps are effective at removing allergenic proteins.

On Jul 6, 2007

Otter Pops are safe (PN/TNA). they are a nice alternative for summer.

On Jul 8, 2007

I just called Popsicle last Friday. The CR said they do not have dedicated lines at all, but then she said the *only* things that run on the Popsicle line is ice and flavor.

OK....so...then, Popsicles are on dedicated lines?

On Jul 8, 2007

We use Minute Maid Juice bars by J+J snacks-PN/TN free facility. Grape, orange, cherry. Served them also at bible school and they were a hit with preschool through 6th grade that had them

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