Safe store bought sandwich bread ideas

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 5:30am
PennMom's picture
Joined: 08/01/2006 - 09:00

DD is PA and TNA- would like some ideas on safe store bought sandwich breads.

We already use Wonder Bread- but It's very hard to find around here and it doesn't seem to stay fresh very long. Any other store bought brands that you have found are safe for a PA and TNA child? THANKS!

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 5:58am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

When I don't use my bread machine to make our own bread, the commercial bread I buy is Sara Lee. Though, I have NOT called them in eons, I am relying on their ingredient labelling only, at this time.
Commercial breads differ region to region in the USA as a national corp will use "localized" bakers. SO, you MUST do thorough reading of ingredients on breads in your local area AND re-read the ingredient list EVERY time you buy as bakeries change sometimes.
FWIW, we will NOT use Orowheat brand -- brain is recalling that is also same as Arnold brand in some parts of USA. Have had cross-contam issues with those & they do have nut versions of bread.
We are in south Georgia.
Mother to 2:
DD age 5, NKA, treated as though PA/TNA
DS age 8, PA, possible TNA, Latex, legumes?
(PA diagnosed & ana reaction 1999)
Member here since 2000
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Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 6:01am
Samber's picture
Joined: 06/22/2006 - 09:00

I don't know if you will have it at your stores but Franco bread is Pa egg free. They make french, sourdough and shepards bread(white bread) that is VERY tasty.
We use Wonderbread also, you could try the stay fresh plastic containers for loaves of bread, seems to work well.
Good luck!
Oh I have called Sara Lee and they do not run dedicated lines and said they do not guarantee to be allergy free and are working on labelling for shared lines.
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Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 6:55am
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

if you are just avoding peanuts and tree nuts then peppridge farm and vermont bread is safe. we use martins potato rolls for hotdog/hamburger buns.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 7:00am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Samber -- if you happen to pop in here again, what area of US are you in? Just wondering if we will get differing answers from Sara Lee dependent on area & local bakers for them. ALSO -- were you asking them just about peanuts & tree nuts, or do you have other foods you had to ask about cross-contam/may contain info about?
I've not been to Sara Lee website recently & will head there now. Would be interesting to see what types of sandwich bread they are making nowadays. . . used to be I NEVER saw any nut-containing sandwich breads by them, but that may also have been localized situation.
OH, just doo doo.
Edited to add link to SLee bakery product page:
Sara Lee Sara Lee Fresh Bakery: 1-800-889-3556
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Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 7:07am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

OK, FWIW, the Sara Lee site area for loaf breads lists no named nuts anywhere that I can see.
The bagels area has some tree nut containing bagels.
When I get some time & have a couple new loaves of their bread at home, I will call them to ask specifics about them & post here when I get current info & answers.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 7:21am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Because I am doing anything to put off making supper tonight, I pulled a 1/2 loaf of SLee bread out of freezer & called them.
Just to satisfy my concern.
Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat with Honey, 1 lb 8 oz loaf
Bought at Wal-mart, most likely.
Spoke with "Julie" at Sara Lee.
She stated they WOULD label for peanut &/or tree nut, to include shared facility or lines, so that consumer could make own, educated decision.
She also stated we should read labels EVERy time as bakery is a constant-changing type business.
So, there's our conflicting info for the day, but FWIW, I will continue to use this product as long as there is no label change, recall, or addition of peanut or nut-containing loaf breads to their line of goods. (My "Comfort" Zone, or "Safety" Zone.)
Also -- yes, we do on occasion use Pepperidge Farm Soft Oatmeal loaf bread.
~Eliz, better go make supper now! [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 9:15am
Samber's picture
Joined: 06/22/2006 - 09:00

Well that's interesting. I wish I had gotten that information the first time I called. I wouldn't have had to look for another bread. That took quite awhile. I hate when you get conflicting info. Only allergy aware people should be allowed to answer our questions. Oh well
I live in Nevada.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 9:58am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

SAMBER! NEVADA! I knew there was something in the back of my cranium that I had filed away about you that was "special" and I should recall!!
The bakeries that supply for Sara Lee in Nevada area may have different manufacturing situation, but we would HOPE they all adhere to same labelling practice. Not a total surprise that you got differing answer in different region of country.
Don't be discouraged about the contradictory ingredient info from manufacturers. It happens all the time, though I'm personally hoping that it will lessen as they all get better with the new Fed labelling laws, etc. One can only hope, anyway, right?
You have egg to deal with too?
Have you been able to work with local Reno FA group & network for food sources as well as playgroups? (Sorry to take this bread topic off its topic.)
I hope you are finding dealing with food allergies slightly easier as time goes on . . . we all know how UNfun this is.
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Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 12:22pm
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

I'm PA/TNA and use Arnold Stoneground whole wheat bread (brownish wrap). Also Thomas's english muffins. Martin's potato hamburger buns and hotdog buns. I used to buy mini bagels (I don't remember if it was Thomas's or Pepperidge Farm). Haven't bought them in a long time. Since my son became sesame allergic I bought a bread machine and make my own bread.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 10:43pm
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Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

i dont trust thomas'


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