reaction to Green Giant

Posted on: Mon, 04/19/2004 - 11:14am
Mom2Sariah's picture
Joined: 12/14/2003 - 09:00

dd had a cross-contamination reaction from a frozen vegetable/pasta dinner mix. The package listed other allergens but nothing about peanuts. grrrrrrrr She turned bright red/swelled up/started acting funny/and got some hives. I saw it happen immediately and it was able to be handled with just benedryl. Has anyone else had any green giant episodes???


Posted on: Mon, 04/19/2004 - 11:21am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Don't they make a Green Beans Almondine? Is she TNA? Maybe it was the almonds.
We don't use their products - sorry I can't be more helpful!

Posted on: Wed, 04/21/2004 - 6:21am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

isn't that general mills now? [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 04/21/2004 - 6:31am
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I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's reaction. [img][/img] How is she?
Did you call Green Giant?
I just bought two packages of their vegetables to-day (Japanese vegetables in soy sauce). I'm in Canada though, don't know if it makes any difference or not. I have been using their vegetables and pre-packaged veggies for stir-frys with no problem.
When I open the packs soon (I *should* be starting dinner), I'll check to see what the labeling is like here in Canada.
I do know that we have some Green Giant products that are "off limits". I have never called to find out why I consider some "safe" other than I consider them really well labeled.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 05/10/2004 - 7:38am
Mom2Sariah's picture
Joined: 12/14/2003 - 09:00

dd is not TNA. It had just pasta and veggies in the package anyways. Label had no allergy warning what so ever also.
General Mills does own Green Giant. Sort of frustrating because I've always trusted them. And they normally label really good.
I haven't called Green Giant. Should I? I'm 100% positive that's where the reaction came from but I don't know of any reason I should call them.
Thanks for your responses~Cindy

Posted on: Mon, 05/10/2004 - 9:08am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

One reason to call is to alert them to a potential problem. I imagine by now you no longer have the package with the lot #, etc., so a call may be of limited benefit.
When I have had something like that happen, the manufacturers have generally been pretty interested in checking it out.
Another reason is that if they do have a cross contamination issue without proper labeling taking place, they need to be called on it. It's only because the FA community has been making a stink that things are slowly changing.

Posted on: Mon, 05/10/2004 - 10:00am
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Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00

I do use Green Giant, but I have noticed something interesting. Only some of the boxes have a bold allergen warning. I remember an old thread about GM and Pillsbury and how we should use those with the bold allergen warning, so I do the same with Green Giant.

Posted on: Tue, 05/11/2004 - 3:14am
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

Could your daughter's reaction have been to egg in the pasta? I know that the Bird's Eye veggies with pasta contain egg. I've used both Green Giant and Bird's Eye without problems for my egg and peanut allergic daughter without any problems--even though both companies make veggies with almonds and with pasta that contains egg.

Posted on: Tue, 05/11/2004 - 8:20am
cathlina's picture
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

What were the vegetables in the package...any legumes like beans? Could have been a cross-reactive reaction.

Posted on: Mon, 12/13/2004 - 8:06am
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Anonymous (not verified)

I know this post was a long time ago but I happened on this post and wanted to say we don't use green giant because I saw a packaged mix of some sort next to the frozen vegetables this summer. It contained peanut oil. I think it was some kind of oriental dinner mix. We've used freshlike and store brands of plain vegetables without incident.

Posted on: Mon, 12/13/2004 - 10:43pm
JND's picture
Joined: 09/28/2004 - 09:00

So do you mean you don't even use just plain frozen vegetables from Green Giant? I always assumed the plain frozen vegetables were made somewhere different from those mixed-side-dish vegetables, but maybe I assumed wrong.


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