Popsicle Ice Pops

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 12:02pm
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pInitially 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./p

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 12:50pm
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Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

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).]

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 11:23pm
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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.

Posted on: Tue, 07/09/2002 - 10:53pm
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Joined: 04/16/2001 - 09:00

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

Posted on: Tue, 07/09/2002 - 11:26pm
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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.

Posted on: Sat, 07/27/2002 - 12:06am
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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.

Posted on: Wed, 07/09/2003 - 7:12am
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Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 9:25am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

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]

Posted on: Fri, 07/25/2003 - 2:00pm
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

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

Posted on: Fri, 06/15/2007 - 5:51am
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Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

any updated info on popsicles?????

Posted on: Fri, 06/15/2007 - 5:55am
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Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

any updated info on popsicles?????


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