Oreo's safe?

Posted on: Sun, 09/20/2015 - 9:40am
amerikanegirl87's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/07/2014 - 22:26

We have gotten the original oreos in the past for my PA son and he has been fine, but I saw recently they make a peanut butter filled oreo... wondering if original oreos are still safe. I may call in and ask, but just curious if any of you have called already or looked into this yet. http://www.snackworks.com/products/product-detail.aspx?product=4400002541

Posted on: Sun, 10/25/2015 - 1:16am
PeanutAllergy.com's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/21/2013 - 11:03

Answer: Question of the Week: Answered!
Every week, PeanutAllergy.com answers one of the questions posted in our community.
Our Answer:
Thank you for reaching out to our community with your concern.
Finding a snack food your child can eat can be a real challenge, especially as more and more manufacturers integrate snack food varieties that contain some form of peanut. There is the worry of cross-contamination, which can be a scary situation for parents and kids alike (as you can see from these stories). The stress and anxiety that comes with a new peanut product is quite common, and many parents like yourself have taken action when it happens, as you can see here.
In order to find out about the new peanut butter Oreos, we headed straight to the source. According to Mondelez International (the parent company for Oreo, Ritz, Chips Ahoy!, and a few others), the company “do[es] not have dedicated lines for all...products,” while they do clean and sanitize their equipment before changing to a new product. They say, “We build these cleaning procedures into our safety systems to make sure there is no carryover from allergens; for example when switching from nut-containing products to ones without nuts.”
We also took your question to our peanut allergy community on Facebook; many of the people there found no fault with Oreo even since the introduction of peanut butter filling. You can read their comments here.
Of course, as a parent, the ultimate decision of what your child should eat it up to you. Make sure you discuss the situation with your child so that he or she can take part in managing his or her food allergy, and work together to come to a conclusion. Maybe you trust that Oreos are safe, maybe you find another snack food, maybe you start making snacks at home (we’ve got some great ideas for the latter)!
We hope this information is helpful. Take care!

Posted on: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:28pm
abolitionist146's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/06/2010 - 11:48

I've got a peanut allergy and I've never had any trouble with Oreo's. You can always call if it would make you feel comfortable. ????

Posted on: Sun, 11/17/2019 - 1:16pm
sunshinestate's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/18/2019 - 09:21

I've never had a problem with Oreos but I understand your concern especially with the peanut butter Oreos. Cross-contamination is always a concern but knowing that they have separate lines for all of their products is very comforting.

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

People with peanut allergy are advised to wear a peanut allergy bracelet or a medical ID bracelet that indicates the allergy so that if they...

Unless we consciously carve out time for self-care, constant food allergy management can slowly erode our sense of well-being. Signs of allergy-...

When love is in the air we can get caught up in the moment and throw caution to the wind. However, if you have a...

There is no definitive treatment for a peanut allergy. Because every case different, reactions will...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Many doctors treat allergies, including pediatricians and general practice doctors. When allergies are severe, primary care physicians often refer...

Are you tired of serving fresh-cut fruits and veggies as a healthy snack? Sure, there's nothing wrong with these options, but they can get boring...

For those living with peanut allergies, having a source of ready-to-eat 'safe' foods can be a...

Are you craving cake? Perhaps there's an upcoming birthday...

Asthma is a condition that is considered to be chronic and long term. Asthma disrupts the airways located in the lungs. Asthma often causes these...

Peanut oil is an inexpensive, healthful and inoffensive way to cook—unless you have a peanut allergy!

Light peanut oil is popular as a...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

People with peanut allergy should know about foods to avoid, as many who are allergic to peanuts are allergic to other nuts like walnuts, cashews...

If you or your child has a peanut allergy, that unmistakable smell of peanuts wafting through the air...

Whether you have a child with a peanut allergy or you are sensitive to packing a nut-free lunch out of concern for other people’s children, it is...

Those with severe peanut allergies soon learn to look for the 'peanut-free sign' on any packaged food purchase. This is a notation found on a wide...

For many people with peanut allergies, baked goods present one of the most significant risks. Even if...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3...

There are more "peanut-free" products than ever on the supermarket shelves. This means more choices than ever for peanut-allergic shoppers and...