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Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2007 - 9:25am
SFMom's picture
Joined: 11/27/2006 - 09:00

OK, this time I emailed Quaker customer relations and indeed, the Mini Delights will soon have traces of peanuts. Here is their response:
RE: Quaker Mini Delights , REF.# 026257358A
Thanks for asking about the peanut warning on Quaker Mini Delights. You are correct; [b]our Mini Delights will soon have a "may contain traces of peanuts" warning on the package.[/b] We're sharing your concern about this labeling with the appropriate department.
However, it's important to note that some of the older packages of Mini Delights will still be on the shelves while the newer packages are phased in. If there may be traces of peanuts in the product, there would be a bold statement underneath the ingredients listing stating that it "may contain traces of peanuts". Please check both the box and the individual packs for this information. If the packages do not have this statement, they are safe for your kids to enjoy.
We're sorry to disappoint you and your kids with this news. We appreciate your business and hope this information helped to clarify your confusion.
Quaker Consumer Response
[i]I have heard that soon the Quaker Mini Delights will have a peanut warning on them because the production line is going to change. Is this true My kids are allergic to peanuts and LOVE the Mini Delights. Please research this and let me know for sure if this is going to happen Every time I call your number I get a different answer about it and I need to know the TRUTH about this. Thank you.[/i]

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 12:23am
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Joined: 11/07/2007 - 07:05

Originally Posted By: gw_mom3Quote:Originally posted by SFMom:
[b]I have never seen any cookies, crakers, or foods here in California that are labeled "peanut free" the way they are in Canada.
I don't understand why they don't export them.[/b]
The OP is talking about Quaker in Canada so the same thing may not apply to Quaker USA. You might want to call Quaker to ask about the products you use that are currently safe.
I was just thinking the same thing about the oatmeal. My daughter eats it almost every morning! OMG what would we do.

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/2010 - 7:22pm
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Joined: 04/28/2010 - 12:30

They do not label for "Made in same facility"
This is the response I got in June regarding shared lines. My understanding of this is that they clean in between products, so they don't list "May contains" just because it is made on shared lines. Your best bet is to call and e-mail b/c I always get different answers all the time.
We're happy to tell you about our allergen policy so you can confidently choose the Quaker products that would be best for your son.
Our allergen policy at The Quaker Oats Company states any of our food products that contain the most commonly allergenic foods (peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, egg, wheat, milk and soy) will include these allergens in the ingredient statement. We have implemented a program that highlights any of these allergens from the ingredient list in a 'contains' statement in consumer friendly language to assist all consumers in identifying products containing known allergens.
Furthermore, if we feel that the product poses a potential health risk from incidental exposure to these top 8 allergens, we will put a precautionary statement (may contain) on the label. Since we offer new products and change formulas from time to time, we recommend reading our labels each time you purchase our products.

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2010 - 3:44am
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Joined: 08/25/2010 - 11:58

I am finding a lot of companies give that same statement. Conagra gave me that statement.

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2010 - 4:19am
cervonil's picture
Joined: 04/28/2010 - 12:30

the frustrating thing is that if you call you get one answer and then you e-mail and get a different answer. I also find that they will make it sound like they use the "May contain" statement all the time - when in fact because they clean in between products they do not use the may contain statement. Even if I directly ask the question over and over again "do you make your non-peanut products on the same line as peanut products, they repeat a standard answer like a robot - "We clean in between lines and are confident...yada yada" Well I just want a yes or no answer. It is MY decision whether I want to take that chance with my son. General Mills did that to me for over 30 minutes! We kept going around and around and she kept putting me on hold and then kept coming back with a revised answer, and then saying "I don't know how much more clearly I can say this to you mam" WHAT?? CLEARLY?? You've given me 3 different answers and STILL haven't answered my question.


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