Quick ?!!! Regarding Pillsbury!!

Posted on: Wed, 07/18/2007 - 12:33pm
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We're baking Pillsbury brownines, the J.M. Smucker kind... are these completely safe?

Posted on: Wed, 07/18/2007 - 2:04pm
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One company I hate right now is Pilsbury...but those pre-made cookies is what I hate(in the fridge section). Since last October I periodically flip over a pack of those cookies(that are ready to just plop on the cookie sheet) and one by one they've posted peanut warnings. But not just made in facility warnings these are CONTAINS warning! Why a sugar cookie has to have peanut flour or macadamia nut flour is beyond me. Last week I checked their choc chip...same thing. Not sure about the Brownies though....but I don't trust them anymore.
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk and egg)
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Posted on: Wed, 07/18/2007 - 4:34pm
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I believe Pillsbury makes pre-made sugar cookies in a role. Just slice and bake. By the way, Chanda, were you from California?

Posted on: Wed, 07/18/2007 - 9:29pm
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Quote:Originally posted by chanda4:
[b]One company I hate right now is Pilsbury...but those pre-made cookies is what I hate(in the fridge section). Since last October I periodically flip over a pack of those cookies(that are ready to just plop on the cookie sheet) and one by one they've posted peanut warnings. But not just made in facility warnings these are CONTAINS warning! Why a sugar cookie has to have peanut flour or macadamia nut flour is beyond me. Last week I checked their choc chip...same thing. Not sure about the Brownies though....but I don't trust them anymore.
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Why don't you trust a company that is labeling for allergens? I understand wishing that they weren't using allergens in their products but why are you upset that they are actually using accurate labeling? Am I missing something?
We are more likely to trust (or run away from) a company that uses accurate allergen labeling.

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 2:45am
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I agree. It's when they are not labeling you have to worry. We buy Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough all the time. I've noticed that the kind that comes in a rectangular package, where you break off the premade cookies, has peanut/tree nut warnings. The roll of cookie dough version doesn't.

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 2:46am
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I used to make Pillsbury brownies every week, we never had a problem with them. I started making my own from scratch, but sometimes if they are just for school [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I will use the Pillsbury. I have never called on them, mainly because they are so well labelled. I have a box in the house, it is labelled: Contains Soy and Wheat ingredients, May Contain Milk. So they label for may contains.

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 4:02am
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I didn't answer this last night because we have never used pillsbury dry mixes. I did want to point out, however, that the company that makes pillsbury slice and bake cookies is General Mills, not JM Smucker. The OP is asking about the mixes, which are JM Smucker and have nothing to do with the premade dough. I've read here that JM Smucker labels well but I have personally never used them.
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Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 5:01am
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Okay, I guess I need to clarify, I am *disappointed* that they have to make sugar cookies and choc chip cookies using peanut and macadamia nut flour. I wish they didn't because I do like their cookies. It's ntot hat i don't trust them(since they label well) it's that I am disappointed and really nervous now when a classrooom mom brings in a plate of sugar cookies(because who knows if they are the ones that contain peanut flour or not....which I woudln't want in my sons room...of course he wouldn't be allowed to eat them) but I guess that's a whole other thread [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
sorry I wasn't clear, I'm disappointed
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 5:56am
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I think they don't actually have the flours in the recipe, but they are run on shared lines so they put that in the ingredient list. Kind of like the mint oreos saying peanut flour in the ingredients because they're run on shared lines with the pb oreos.
I don't like them either, but because of the trans fat.
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Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 6:15am
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Quote:Originally posted by gw_mom3:
[b]I think they don't actually have the flours in the recipe, but they are run on shared lines so they put that in the ingredient list. Kind of like the mint oreos saying peanut flour in the ingredients because they're run on shared lines with the pb oreos.
I don't like them either, but because of the trans fat.
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I always thought if it *might* contain the ingredient it was labeled *may contains*...does it differ then?? I actually carry a wrapper of the Pillsbury Ready To Bake Sugar Cookies(18oz) in my diaper bag. Just because last Halloween, one mom brought sugar cookies and kept insisting that my son eat one(her words "it's not a pb cookie, it's sugar, I made sure". Even after I explained he has his own food "no thank you"...when she went around for 2nds, she stopped and asked him again!!!! So to prove my point to her(at another class party) I kept the wrapper in my bag, I thougth a visual would be better for proving my point, that not even a sugar cookie is safe to a pa child. But on the back it has at the end of the ingredients-
Natural and Artificial flavors
Walnut Flour
Macadamia Nut Flour
and Peanut Flour
then the warning says: contains wheat, egg, walnut, macadamia nut and peanut ingredients
Do you think it's just from shared lines or it really is made with it??? I'm honestly puzzled, why they would put 3 nut flours into a sugar cookie is beyond me, but it also scares me. Thanks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 11:05am
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Chanda,
I don't know what to think either!
Do you use the roll cookie dough safely?(Pillsbury)

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