Ragu Pasta Sauce

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 4:55am
kkeene's picture
Joined: 10/20/2003 - 09:00

I am just wondering if anyone uses Ragu & if you know if it is SAFE??? I son doesn't seem to care for it or pasta for that matter & I am wondering if it is the Sauce & if it just sets him off.

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 5:12am
pgrubbs's picture
Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00

I was worried about the same thing, but I found a quick recipe that is very cheap and my dd LOVES.

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 7:55am
deegann's picture
Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

I use Barilla, below is a recent e-mail I received from them. For now, I consider the sauce safe. I only asked specifically about peanut.
Subject : Barilla Pasta - Peanut Allergy
This letter is to express our thanks for your interest and support. Barilla is
the best selling pasta company worldwide, and we take pride in our product,
right down to every last package. For over 125 years, generations of Barilla
have maintained the family tradition of producing the finest pasta and sauces in
the world.
Barilla's 100% Select Durum Wheat Semolina Pasta does not contain any nut or
peanut products. The line used to produce our pastas is not used to make any
products containing nuts or peanuts. Please be aware that some of our
Tortellini products do contain peanut oil. This ingredient is listed on the
label and is made in a separate facility from our Semolina Pasta.
Our Sauces do not contain peanut oil or other peanut products.
Thank you again for your support, we hope that you continue to purchase and
enjoy Barilla Pasta & Sauces.
Consumer Relations
Barilla America, Inc.
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Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 11:44am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We have used Prego and Ragu sauces. Cameron has had both hundreds of times with no problems.

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 3:26pm
Lori Jo's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

We use Classico. They label for the main allergens. I have not called about plant production lines, etc. My dd has had the sauce several times with no problems. At 18 mos she's not eating a ton, but does eat meatballs with the sauce on them.
Lori Jo,
Rose, 7-31-02, PA
Beatrice & Georgia, 8-14-99

Posted on: Sat, 02/07/2004 - 1:01am
Lauren Cover's picture
Joined: 08/27/2003 - 09:00

My dd eats Ragu with no problems.

Posted on: Sat, 02/07/2004 - 1:21pm
Shaylynsmom's picture
Joined: 01/17/2004 - 09:00

LoriJo, I also used to use Classico sauce and when dd became PA/TNA I called here is what they told me. If any of the main allergins were an ingredient it would be listed. I asked if there was a chance of cross contamination and she said no. When I prodded her some more saying I had to know for sure if the manufacturing lines were shared it was then that she said yes, they do make a pesto sauce with pinenuts but that is run at the end of the day and then the equipment is cleaned. When I questioned her why no warning to the shared manufacturing lines, she said no need, because they clean the lines. It was enough to make me decide to start making my own sauce.
Alicia, mom to:
Edward-20 years-EA,dog, cat,sulfa drugs
Cody-8 years- EA,dog,cat,mosquito
Shaylyn-4 years-PA/TNA,dog,cat,Amoxicillian,Zithromax,Asthma

Posted on: Sat, 02/07/2004 - 3:26pm
SaraO's picture
Joined: 02/18/2003 - 09:00

I called about 4 months ago to ask about Ragu and they assured me that if there was any risk of cross contamination or nut product that is would be labeled. We have used Ragu numerous times (probably once a week) without a problem.

Posted on: Sat, 02/07/2004 - 11:22pm
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

We also use Ragu, Classico Prego and Barilla without any reaction of any kind.
Hope this helps.

Posted on: Sat, 02/07/2004 - 11:49pm
Nicole1401's picture
Joined: 12/27/2002 - 09:00

The first time I called on Ragu, I was told there was no chance of cross-contamination. I called back a few months later and was told that there was no way they could know if it was run on shared lines.
Sometimes I wonder why I bother calling at all since most of the answers given by reps seem to be useless and whatever they feel like saying that day. Sigh.

Posted on: Sun, 02/08/2004 - 1:47am
kkeene's picture
Joined: 10/20/2003 - 09:00

The reason I was asking is because I did call them & they told me there was NO CHANCE of cross contamination, but when I kept talking to them & said I have heard that Pesto Sauce is Pine nut & wanted to know if they made that. She said yes & yes on the same line, but they are cleaned so there is NO CHANCE...To me it should be LOW RISK!!!! but RISK either way..



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