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)

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 11:09am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommyMegan:
[b]Chanda,
I don't know what to think either!
Do you use the roll cookie dough safely?(Pillsbury)[/b]
you know, I thought I checked all of them the last time I went...but I am not 100% positive I did the rolls. I know the square packages had the nut-flours in the ingredients for sure. I'll check the rolls though. I did have to pass this onto my mom, she informed me she bought a tub of choc chip (premade dough) at Target, so immedietly the Pillsbury came to mind, I told her in no way can she give them to my kids! And I know she's thinking like the other mom..."but they're just choc chip"!!! UGH!
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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 - 2:44pm
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Quote:Originally posted by chanda4:
[b] I always thought if it *might* contain the ingredient it was labeled *may contains*...does it differ then??
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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I think gw_mom is correct, and they probably just run the dough on the same lines as other things containing these nuts. Nabisco labels simialrly - they don't list "may contains", they just list the actual ingredient that it *may contain*, KWIM? Like how the cheese Ritz bits have "peanuts" listed as an ingredient - they are made on a shared line with the pb bits.

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 9:09pm
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Quote:Originally posted by chanda4:
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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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Does it really matter? If the label indicates that the product contains or may contains an ingredient that my child is allergic to we aren't going to buy it. Period. Are you saying that if it was "just from shared lines" it would be safe for pa or tna?
I'm thankful that they label for allergens. I trust their labeling. Makes my buying decisions pretty easy.

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 11:04pm
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I have seen bakery cookies and some other cookies as well as cereal with Almond Powder, peanut flour etc. It is my understanding that they use it as a flavoring and someone told me the nut flours are used for a "harder" cookie, like the shaped ones that are large and come with decorating stuff.

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2007 - 11:48pm
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Quote:Originally posted by 2BusyBoys:
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Does it really matter? If the label indicates that the product contains or may contains an ingredient that my child is allergic to we aren't going to buy it. Period. Are you saying that if it was "just from shared lines" it would be safe for pa or tna?
I'm thankful that they label for allergens. I trust their labeling. Makes my buying decisions pretty easy.[/b]
No, I won't buy them period....but what if these cugar cookies are brought into his classroom, the other mom thinking *their just sugar cookies*. If it does *contain* the nut-fours, then it shouldn't bein his room.....that's my worry. I was just askign gvmom if they would label like it's *in* the cookie or would it have a *may contain* which I would buy neither....but the may contain would probably be allowed in the classroom, the *listed nut flour* cookie would not.
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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 - 11:50pm
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Quote:Originally posted by saknjmom:
[b]I have seen bakery cookies and some other cookies as well as cereal with Almond Powder, peanut flour etc. It is my understanding that they use it as a flavoring and someone told me the nut flours are used for a "harder" cookie, like the shaped ones that are large and come with decorating stuff.[/b]
this is my understanding(well, it was)...I could see them using a nut flour for flavor, just like some use peanut oil for deep frying, for the flavor. It just shocked me none-the-less that a sugar cookie would have....and yes I was 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: Fri, 07/20/2007 - 2:48am
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Quote:Originally posted by chanda4:
[b] No, I won't buy them period....but what if these cugar cookies are brought into his classroom, the other mom thinking *their just sugar cookies*.
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The original question was regarding Pillsbury labeling. Your classroom issue is another topic [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 07/20/2007 - 3:06am
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Quote:Originally posted by 2BusyBoys:
[b] The original question was regarding Pillsbury labeling. Your classroom issue is another topic [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Okay, and I did state that above...
quote "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"
I have been refering to their labeling, but apparently...edit- Nevermind then.
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