Safe store bought sandwich bread ideas

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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!

On Mar 26, 2007

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.

~Eliz

------------------ ~Eli[b]Z[/b]abeth, 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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On Mar 26, 2007

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.

Samber

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On Mar 26, 2007

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.

On Mar 26, 2007

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.

~Eliz

Edited to add link to SLee bakery product page:

[url="http://www.saralee.com/saraleebrand/"]http://www.saralee.com/saraleebrand/[/url]

Sara Lee Sara Lee Fresh Bakery: 1-800-889-3556

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On Mar 26, 2007

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.

~Eliz

On Mar 26, 2007

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]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On Mar 26, 2007

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.

SAmber

On Mar 26, 2007

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.

~Elizabeth

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On Mar 26, 2007

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.

On Mar 27, 2007

i dont trust thomas'

On Mar 27, 2007

We only use Brownberry. My son is only PA--I called last spring and they are completely pn-free, but I didn't ask about tree nuts. I think they have a bread called "Health Nut," but I have no idea what's in it. We use Double Fiber and have never had a problem.

Jen

On Mar 27, 2007

Samber ~

Quick thread hijack:

Are you aware of the food-free Easter egg hunt in Reno next weekend? (Assuming you are within driving distance...?)

If you are interested, I'll make sure you have the information to RSVP. Siblings, friends, and relatives are welcome - they just need an accurate head count. (Had thirty-some RSVP and *seventy*-some show up the second year. This will be the fourth year, and I'm assuming it's only getting more popular!)

Sue

On Mar 27, 2007

im so sick of people on easter egg hunts thinking regular m&ms are safe. i know that parents of kids without food allergies can bring whatever they want but my gosh!! read a label one time.

On Apr 4, 2007

Just wanted to share that I just talked to someone at George Weston Bakeries about Brownberry bread. They said they have no peanuts in the facilities making the bread, but do have walnuts and hazelnuts and DO NOT label for shared equipment because they feel their allergen wash is sufficient. (This places them off of our safe list.)

On Apr 4, 2007

I haven't read every post here, so I hope I'm not duplicating... I also wanted to share that I just talked to Pepperidge Farm about their bread. She told me that they will not label for shared equipment if they feel there is no risk due to their allergen wash (she said even if they feel there is the slightest risk they will have a may contain statement, and that if there isn't one, they're confident in their allergen wash). I know it's a comfort zone thing. This places them off of our list because we're trying to stick to companies that label for shared equipment with peanuts/tree nuts regardless of allergen wash.

On Apr 6, 2007

I had bread on the brain this week; just want to share about one more phone call. I talked to someone about Archer Farms bread (Target's brand). I told her we're concerned about peanuts and tree nuts and that I wanted to know if they would label for shared lines even if they do an allergen wash. She had to check with someone, and when she called back, she said that in a situation like this they couldn't guarantee its safety and recommended we use a different product. (This surprised me because some of the Archer Farms bread we had bought had a "may contain soy" warning on it.)

On Apr 6, 2007

If you have Aunt Millie's brand there, some of theirs is safe. All are safe from peanut, some are safe from tree nut. The following shows which plants, including the codes, have tree nuts.

A = Jackson B = Fort Wayne C = Kalamazoo (tree nuts in facility) E = Coldwater F = Sidney G = Coldwater2 (tree nuts in facility)

Be sure to call them yourself for verification. This information is from a couple of years ago. I have noticed that they are labeling for shared facilities on at least some of their products. All that I've seen warnings on have been from G. We only buy the hot dog buns and occasionally the sandwich bread.

------------------ ============== [b]~Gale~[/b]

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On Apr 7, 2007

We have been using Sara Lee bread and hot dog buns. I haven't called, though.

Cathy

------------------ Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 4 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

On Apr 9, 2007

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Originally posted by M'smom: [b]Samber ~

Quick thread hijack:

Are you aware of the food-free Easter egg hunt in Reno next weekend? (Assuming you are within driving distance...?)

If you are interested, I'll make sure you have the information to RSVP. Siblings, friends, and relatives are welcome - they just need an accurate head count. (Had thirty-some RSVP and *seventy*-some show up the second year. This will be the fourth year, and I'm assuming it's only getting more popular!)

Sue [/b]

Thank you Sue!

Yes, we went to the eggless hunt the girls had soooooooo much fun!!!! This was the first interaction in a large group since her diagnosis. I was surprised at how many children were there. Both of the girls couldn't stay away from the Easter Bunny, they loved him.

Samber

On Apr 9, 2007

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Originally posted by ajas_folks: [b]SAMBER! NEVADA! I knew there was something in the back of my cranium that I had filed away about you 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.

~Elizabeth

[This message has been edited by ajas_folks (edited March 26, 2007).][/b]

Hello there, sorry I didn't get back sooner. I have been very unsuccessful finding a allergy free playgroup. Even after going thru AAPE organization nobody responded. BUT, we did the Eggless Easter Egg hunt and the girls LOVED it. We are now dealing with a very potent garlic allergy and asthma. So feeling a bit more constrcited, but food free events, with people in the same boat is a godsend.

Thank you! Samber

On Apr 9, 2007

Samber ~

Thanks for letting me know. I'm so very glad that you enjoyed it! I organized the first one on the spur of the moment, and it took off from there. We weren't able to attend #3 or #4 (this year), but it's really great to know that it's accomplishing just what it was meant to.

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

(Can you tell that you made my day??)

Sue

On Apr 10, 2007

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Originally posted by M'smom: [b]Samber ~

Thanks for letting me know. I'm so very glad that you enjoyed it! I organized the first one on the spur of the moment, and it took off from there. We weren't able to attend #3 or #4 (this year), but it's really great to know that it's accomplishing just what it was meant to.

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

(Can you tell that you made my day??)

Sue[/b]

Well then I will tell you that you should be thanked emphatically!!! You just don't know how happy I was to see my girls running and playing along side other children in a large group. I wasn't even stressed in the least. I have a VERY strict comfort zone so this event made my year!

Samber

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