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Does anyone use Bachmann pretzels? I emailed them and it sounds safe, but wanted to hear from someone that has been eating them.

On Sep 26, 2001

We have been eating this brand for years with no problems. I have spoken to the company and they told me they do not process any nut/peanut products on the lines.

On Sep 26, 2001

Just thought I would let you know that we use Frito-Lay brand pretzels and chips (Rold Gold) and they are safe.

On Sep 27, 2001

I had some Rold Gold pretzels last night and this morning, and my throat seemed to swell a little bit. No physical sensation other than the swelling, though. (As far as I know, I'm only allergic to peanut, most tree nut, and slightly allergic to some other legumes)

On Sep 28, 2001

Bachmann Thin 'N Rights are our favorites. We've been using them for years with no problems.

Amy

On Sep 28, 2001

Qinopio: did you contact Frito-Lay about this reaction? I am curious to know as we eat them all the time! Please let me know their response ASAP, Thanks!!

On Sep 28, 2001

Hi, Thanks for the responses. We have eaten Rold Gold in the past w/o a problem. I called Snyder of Hanover pretzel company and they said that they do not have any peanut/nut products in their processing plant. Bachmann Pretzels said that they do not have any peanuts or nuts in their ingredients, but they cannot vouch for cross contamination in other products that contain spices. So, it sounded like there may be some potential for cross contamination...I don't know.

On Sep 29, 2001

just received a letter from FRITO LAY it states as follows: FRITO LAY does use peanut related ingrediants in a few of our products;however most of these products are made at separate manufacturing facilities-not FRITO LAY facilities. The one exception is our Rold Gold Pretzels, which are made at facilities that also make peanut related ingrediants. This was very disturbing to me considering I had called days before and was told there was no problem with the pretzels. I am calling back on Monday. thanks, KathyAnn

On Oct 6, 2001

Kathyann: this is so frustrating!!!!!!!!! I am so tired of getting different responses from these companies! I rely on this company for pretzels and chips as they informed me they are safe! I plan to call them ASAP and please let us know what you find out from them also! Stay Safe!

On Dec 27, 2001

Hi i just wanted to say that my lips swelled after eating rol gold pretzels and was wondering if there's anything i can do or if you've had this problem im PA

Thanks

On Apr 5, 2002

Hi,

I sent an e-mail to Hanover and here is the response I got -

Subj: RE: Deathly allergic to peanut products Date: 4/5/02 10:43 AM US Mountain Standard Time From: [email]consumeraffairs@snyders-han.com[/email]

<<< Our prouducts contain no peanut byproducts or come in contact with peanuts. We do not manufacture anything with peanuts in our facility. So enjoy. They are all safe. Thank you for your interest in our product. >>>

On Apr 6, 2002

I did many searches here and found over and over again that Snyders is trusted and safe. I then checked their website and found that they use no peanut products, as they have stated. We use them on a nearly daily basis(my 2yo does not like bread, rice or pasta) as a carb. staple! I also find them to be great pretzels, in general. becca

On May 30, 2002

[url="http://www.bachmanpretzels.com"]www.bachmanpretzels.com[/url]

I just emailed them and they do not list a phone # on their site.

I am trying to find a safe "pretzel stick in the little boxes" (the ones that kids take with lunch or snack)

The only ones at the store today were bachman brand.

I always use Rold Gold Frito Lay products but do not see this particular stick product in the stores.

Any one have recent info on this?

Thanks! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On May 30, 2002

Ok, after tons of research to try to track the right person down, here is the scoop!

[url="http://www.bachmanpretzels.com"]www.bachmanpretzels.com[/url] main office # (800) 523-8253

I spoke with Debbie in QA/R&D at (610) 929-6844

She told me that Bachman pretzels are made in a PN & TN free facility. They use soybean oil and corn oil.

The peanut filled pretzels are made by another company and packaged under the Bachman label.

The Bachman Chip products are made for them in Canada and she is going to get back to me with this info.

If you visit their website they have an online store. I noticed a cute pretzel product for the kids that is fairly new, they are called "Kidzels", fun shaped pretzels with honey flavor in shapes of airplane, car, people, dog and house. FUN! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I will post on the chips when I hear back.

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On Sep 13, 2002

reraising. becca

On Sep 13, 2002

Does anybody have current information about Rold Gold pretzels? I thought they were safe, and I've trusted Frito Lay labeling. Also, what about Jay's? They make a potato chip (Krunchers) with peanut oil, and I've called and emailed about the pretzels, but never got a response (which is why we've relied on Rold Gold).

On Sep 14, 2002

For those of you in the Boston area, Star/Shaw Market brand pretzels are safe. We've been eating them with no problems.

On Sep 16, 2002

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Originally posted by Yonit: [b]Does anybody have current information about Rold Gold pretzels? I thought they were safe, and I've trusted Frito Lay labeling. Also, what about Jay's? They make a potato chip (Krunchers) with peanut oil, and I've called and emailed about the pretzels, but never got a response (which is why we've relied on Rold Gold).[/b]

Last time I called (sometime this year) I was told by frito lay that the rold gold are not considered safe (not sure WHY they don't label them as such) because the place they make them is also the same place they make the snack mixes which have nut products. I have been using snyder's of hanover (which is supposed to be safe) for a while now. ONLY the regular types of pretzels, not the sweetened, snack mix, or the coated ones.

Gale

On Sep 16, 2002

My husband just called FritoLay to ask about the Rold Gold pretzels. He spoke to a rep named Megan. She said that there is only one plant which produces the pretzels which also produces a peanut product. In that plant the pretzels are made on separate lines in a separate area of the plant. However, if the pretzels are produced in that plant, they will label those bags "produced in a plant that also processes peanut products." ALL OTHER ROLD GOLD pretzels are produced in facilities that do not process any peanut products. Perhaps someone can call this week to see if they get the same response.

On Sep 16, 2002

Yonit: thanks for clarifying this!

I always buy Rold Gold and always read the labels on all products.

I will contact them again to confirm this info.

On Sep 16, 2002

The info I heard was only through this site, as I stated. I actually am happy with Snyders, and purchase bachmanns on occasion if cheaper or I cannot find Snyders. But, it sounds like Rold Gold are a safe option as a third choice. Thanks for posting. I will check too(add it to the growing list for a day on the phone or online!). Becca

On Oct 1, 2002

Snyders of Hanover has started selling a new product called "YO-TZELS." These are rolled pretzels that are stuffed with strawberry yogurt. I was pretty excited to see this new product because it is just the thing that my 5 year old daughter would love to find in her lunchbox. Just as I was putting a package in my cart, I noticed that Snyders was also producing a PEANUT BUTTER VERSION of this stuffed pretzel. So, I called them from the grocery store and was informed that this line of products is SOLD BY SNYDERS BUT PRODUCED BY ANOTHER SOURCE IN A FACILITY WHERE THEY CANNOT CONFIRM WHETHER THE PRODUCTS ARE PRODUCED ON THE SAME LINE. I told the rep that I was very concerned because there was absolutely no allergen warning at all, and that most people I know who are peanut/tn allergic consider SOH products to be "safe." The woman told me that the company was at that very moment discussing this very issue, but I have not heard back from them about what they plan to do. I will continue to foolow-up. Has anyone else come across this product? I live in Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia.

On Oct 21, 2002

Oops. It was the same date and post, Susie! Sorry, thought I was raising more info. Personally, I still trust all the plain ones(checking labels always), and would avoid the others without precise info. becca

On Nov 19, 2002

I spoke with Mark at Snyders 1-800-233-7125, who confirmed that all of their regular pretzels were made in a peanut/tree nut free facility. If anyone is allergic to sesame, he said to avoid the stick pretzel line, as those are produced on the same equipment with sesame seeds.

My son is also allergic to milk, and the bag does not have milk as an ingredient, but is labeled kosher Dairy (due to other products which contain dairy, manufactured on the same equipment). He says that they clean the lines well, and have an Allergy Team inspect.

What do you think? Our allergist has given us the OK to use products produced on equipment with dairy, but I would like to know if other allergists recommend the same, and if other dairy allergic kids eat these pretzels and other foods produced with dairy.

Thanks, Andrea

On Apr 14, 2003

Hi I am a new PA mom and I am waiting on the respose about the chips. Did you ever receive word from Bachman's about them? Are u still using their products? I want to place an order but was waiting on their chip reply. Thanks

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Originally posted by SF: [b]Ok, after tons of research to try to track the right person down, here is the scoop!

[url="http://www.bachmanpretzels.com"]www.bachmanpretzels.com[/url] main office # (800) 523-8253

I spoke with Debbie in QA/R&D at (610) 929-6844

She told me that Bachman pretzels are made in a PN & TN free facility. They use soybean oil and corn oil.

The peanut filled pretzels are made by another company and packaged under the Bachman label.

The Bachman Chip products are made for them in Canada and she is going to get back to me with this info.

If you visit their website they have an online store. I noticed a cute pretzel product for the kids that is fairly new, they are called "Kidzels", fun shaped pretzels with honey flavor in shapes of airplane, car, people, dog and house. FUN! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I will post on the chips when I hear back.

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On Apr 14, 2003

Just noticed that they now have a peanut filled pretzel. Does anyone have info if their products are still safe? I just e-mailed so I will let you know of the outcome.

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Originally posted by SF: [b] [url="http://www.bachmanpretzels.com"]www.bachmanpretzels.com[/url]

I just emailed them and they do not list a phone # on their site.

I am trying to find a safe "pretzel stick in the little boxes" (the ones that kids take with lunch or snack)

The only ones at the store today were bachman brand.

I always use Rold Gold Frito Lay products but do not see this particular stick product in the stores.

Any one have recent info on this?

Thanks! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]

On Apr 15, 2003

I called rold gold today to ask about their pretzels - the answer I received was that the TENN plant produces cracker jacks and the rold gold pretzels - she said this was the only plant in which the pretzels were produced near peanuts and she did not think it was labeled that way. I live in IN and our rold gold come from a safe plant in IN.

On Apr 15, 2003

Does this mean that all other facilities are considered safe? My bag reads manufactured in Texas.

On Apr 15, 2003

Does this mean all other facilities are safe? My bag says manufactured in Texas.

On Apr 15, 2003

If you are dehydrated, the salt can make you feel like you are swelling when you salty foods.

On Jun 23, 2005

Just thought I'd post a recent email I received from Bachman. Kinda made me feel warm and fuzzy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] They were very responsive and it's obvious they GET IT.

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Dear Meg, None of the Bachman products contain any nuts or eggs and none of our products run on equipment that runs any nut or egg containing products. We do distribute nuts and peanut butter filled pretzels, but we do not manufacture them.

Our potato chips, tortilla chips,and popcorn run on equipment that is shared with dairy ingredients. We run the dairy products after the regular and clean the lines before we run non-dairy again, but there is a chance of cross contamination. The only products that I would recommend for your son that we make on dedicated non-dairy equipment are the following pretzel items:

Petites/Mini's Kidzels (Contain Honey) Thin'n Rights

Please let me know if you have any further questions. You can e-mail me at [email]dfacciolli@thebachmancompany.com[/email]

Sincerely, Debra Facciolli Quality Assurance/Production Manager The Bachman Company

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