Quaker now makes their \"chewy\" ganola bars in Peanut Free facility

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 3:38am
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This is Canadian info.

I just bought a box of their Apple fruit crumble Chewy Granola bars and they are yummy!! The box has a big red banner saying that they are made in a peanut free facility. Five more flavours will be out by the end of April.

I called Quaker today and was told that there is a section of the factory that makes a cereal with almonds but that area is walled off with closed doors, all workers have to change and wash their clothes after being in that section. Almonds are added in a special, locked area by only one person. So, it sounds like a precautions are in place.

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Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 4:35am
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Do you know if Quaker uses any other tree nuts besides almonds? DD is becoming reactive to more nuts now, and I have never bought these for her because of the almonds, and now she is PA as well. She will be glad to be able to eat a different granola bar (safely).

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 5:01am
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It's been ages since I even looked at those, but I used to buy them all the time. But I know they used to have a PB flavor (I ate them often before DS). Have they discontinued the PB flavor, or is it in another facility? I'm going to have check these out next time I shop. Sounds too good to be true, but I'm very happy about the news.

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 5:19am
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Is this US or Canada or both? OP-you're from Canada right?
thanks for the info [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 5:19am
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Q's Mommy, you're Canadian, aren't you? Wow! That would be GREAT!
I have to go to the grocer this evening, so I'll see if I can find some.
Just really super.
Oh, do you know if they will have a "may contain traces of tree nuts" warning on them?
Just super stuff though. I'm happy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 5:53am
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Hooray!! Thanks for letting us know!

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 7:11am
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I am in Canada, sorry forgot to mention that, I was so excited.
The facility is completely peanut free, so no peanut butter ones are made. The only tree nut is in almond cereal and it is made in a seperate location (room), behind walls, doors completely away from where the granula bars are processed. The person I spoke to said that the cereal is made in this other location and the almonds are added to it in another sepereate room. Any
They do not say "may contain traces of treenut". Probably because the almond is know where near the granola bars, in a completely different room, different staff etc..
Hope that helps.
If you have any doubts give Quaker a call, the lady I spoke to was very helpful.
Ali

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 7:59am
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thanks. ive been wondering how im going to order the nonuttin ones. maybe i can hold off on it and try quaker. great info.

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 8:20am
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DD will be happy. She is getting tired of Special K bars. And these are something that all 3 kids can eat, no more 'these are for ...'.

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 9:14am
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Are these safe in US? Haven't bothered to check these lately. Has anyone seen these safe in US? Would be great if we could get these!

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 10:08am
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If this is the case in the US too, we would be thrilled. We also buy Special K bars every time we are the grocery store, but we miss the real granola bars.
I love that companies are starting to understand how little things like this help so many people!!!

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