Response from Breyers, Good Humor, Popsicle, Klondike

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Here's the response I got today.

June 9, 2005

Dear Ms Neaman,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

It is Good Humor-Breyers policy that when any of the eight most common allergens (milk, eggs, fish, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans and crustaceans) occur in any of our product (including Klondike and Popsicle brand products), they will be listed on the ingredient label in plain language.

Most importantly, if any of our products contain any type of nut or nut by-product, it will be listed on the ingredient panel. We do not use the terms "All Natural" or "Artificial Flavorings" to hide the existence of any allergens.

We also have special handling procedures for all allergenic ingredients used in our manufacturing facilities. GHB does not have dedicated production lines in our manufacturing facilities for product containing allergens. However, we do have a very strict allergen-handling policy. After manufacturing a product with peanuts, the machine is disassembled and flushed with a hot sanitizing solution for several hours followed by a hot water rinse. If a product containing a known allergen has been produced, the equipment receives a double process of the sanitation and rinse process.

Thank you

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On Jun 24, 2005

I had emailed the company after finding the peppermint patty klondikes now have the peanut warning on them (after always being able to buy them before) here is part of their response (the above mentioned reply is also in my email, pretty much word for word, as well) I guess since we live near Clearwater, we probably won't be able to find the peanut free ones here. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

"Only the York Klondikes made at our Clearwater plant will have a warning of "may contain peanuts" because of the Planters Klondike bar is manufactured there and uses so much peanut oil. The York Klondike bars made at our Hagerstown Plant will not have this label because it does not come in contact with the Planters Bar. As a consumer you can determine which plant manufactures this product by whether or not the individual warning is on the package. You may want to look for packages that do not have the warning and that will let you know that the product was made at our Hagerstown plant."

On Jul 13, 2005

I was looking at klondike bars and they are made by uni-lever. Is that the same company as breyer?

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