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Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2002 - 9:22am
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This probably sounds really stupid but I have been giving my PA child Pillsbury Sugar Cookies (refrigerated) with no problems for a couple of months. There are absolutely NO WARNINGS on the package & I have been reading this thread & it seems like to some of you NOT USING REFRIGERATED cookie dough is a no brainer!! I feel like an idiot. Does everyone agree that refrigerated cookie dough is not safe for PA persons or were you talking about other allergies also? I am confused & MAD that I have maybe found yet another food I thought was safe that is NOT. If I did not have access to this website.......how would I ever know that? Thanks. P's mom

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2002 - 2:33pm
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Peyton's Mom - do not feel bad, until I found out about this website, I use to buy refrigerated cookie dough, too, without incident. Even after I read it here that they may not be safe, my husband thought I was crazy to stop buying them since my daughter had eaten the cookies without any problems.
I decided it wasn't worth the risk since I like to bake, and my daughter loves to help me bake. Yes, it would be more convenient, but homemade cookies taste better anyway. And I do like knowing from Ryan's Mom that she freezes many kinds of doughs without a problem. I was wondering how long do you need to defrost the dough?
It is frustrating to find out products you thought were safe may not be so. My daughter used to eat Kit Kats (USA) all the time until they put a warning on the label that they are manufactured in a plant that produces peanut products. When I called, I realized Kit Kats were unsafe all along, but the manufacturer just changed their label to let the consumers know. Unfortunately, there is no law that such information has to be disclosed. That's why I'm glad I found this website to know the truth about which companies are allergy aware, and which don't seem to care.
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Posted on: Fri, 02/01/2002 - 5:29am
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I also have used the Pillsbury dough. When I phoned them they said the shaped cookies (the ones they have for different holidays) are safe, but the others aren't. I think I will call again and see if I get a different answer.
Karen

Posted on: Fri, 02/01/2002 - 5:44am
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Well I just got off the phone with a representative from Pillsbury. She put me hold and double and triple checked. She said the shape cookies were at one time made on dedicated lines but they are not anymore. She basically told me that ALL Pillsbury products are made on shared equipment, it is sanitized between runs but there is always that chance of cross-contamination. So disregard my last post, the shape cookies are NOT safe.
Karen

Posted on: Fri, 02/01/2002 - 6:09am
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I also contacted Pillsbury, and the representative told me that ALL of their products share production lines. Although they clean between production of various products, all of their refrigerated cookie dough products are run on the same lines as the peanut butter cookie dough lines. Do you know of any companies who use dedicated lines or peanut free facilities for cookie dough?

Posted on: Fri, 02/01/2002 - 12:09pm
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I just wanted to say "thank you" for making me feel better about unknowingly giving my child those cookies. I am really fortunate to have access to this website now but at times it can also be quite disturbing. I just feel like you never know what "might" have something in it especially if it is not on the label. I also am afraid that same "safe" things will become labeled just for liability sake when in essence they are safe. I have really been "down" ever since I found out they weren't safe & I could have potentially put my child at risk. There definitely should to be some changes with labeling. I mean if they are telling us via the telephone that they "aren't" safe then why the heak is it not on the label?!?! I think if they are going to say that it NEEDS to be on the label!! Doesn't that sound a little backwards to any of you? I'll tell you this allergy is NO FUN!!! I am just happy I read this thread and have learned more about Pillsbury. Thanks for your support. Stay safe.

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