Safety of Nestle imported candy?(from UK or Switzerland)

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2004 - 6:07am
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Hi I in USA and I bought several candies to check out safety for my MFA son. Its from a store the imports from the UK.

I guess the Nestle Coffee
crisp from Canada is OK- no nut warning and doesnt list egg

other candy I bought has wwww.nestle.co.uk label but also says nestles sa Vevey Switzerland:
Nestle Milkybar chunky
Nestle Aero
Nestle KitKat
Nestle smarties (in tube)

and Masterfoods uk melton mowbray: Maltesers

anyone from there can you enlighten me.

son is peanut, treenut, allergic as well as egg. noo of the candy I bought lists anything he is allergic to.

Thanks,

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2004 - 6:10am
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Quote:Originally posted by Blair:
[b]Hi I'm in USA and I bought several candies to check out safety for my MFA son. Its from a store the imports from the UK.
I guess the Nestle Coffee
crisp from Canada is OK- no nut warning and doesn't list egg
other candy I bought has wwww.nestle.co.uk label but also says nestles sa Vevey Switzerland:
Nestle Milkybar chunky
Nestle Aero
Nestle KitKat
Nestle smarties (in tube)
and Masterfoods uk melton mowbray: Maltesers
anyone from there can you enlighten me.
son is peanut, treenut, allergic as well as egg. noo of the candy I bought lists anything he is allergic to.
Thanks,
Blair
[/b]

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2004 - 6:59am
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My son is allergic to peanuts/tree nuts and sesame. He eats the Aero Bar, Kit Kat and Smarties from the UK all the time. There has been talk recently about the Smarties being banned in the US becuase of the blue dye but it has nothing to do with peanut allergies. You can probably search for information on that ban here on the boards. I notice I can't buy Smarties in the stores here in the US. DS has been getting them from relatives in Ireland.

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2004 - 11:52pm
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blair,
Areo/kit kat / smarties/ amd maltesers all ok, enjoy!
sarah ( from UK)

Posted on: Thu, 09/02/2004 - 6:53am
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The Nestle chocolate bars manufactured in the UK and Canada both are labelled properly so if there is no warning they are fine [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
All Nestle chocolate bars say "Nestle SA Vevy Switzerland" on the label since that is where Nestle world headquarters is located, but this does not mean the product is made there.
I don't think the products that are actually made in Switzerland are safe however. Check for a Nestle UK or Nestele Canada label on the product [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 09/02/2004 - 8:54am
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Thank you, Heather2 and Williamsmommy,for the info. I think my son will really enjoy Kitkats again hasn't had them since before he was 6 years old.

Posted on: Thu, 09/02/2004 - 10:37am
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Quote:Originally posted by Blair:
[b]Thank you, Heather2 and Williamsmommy,for the info. I think my son will really enjoy Kitkats again hasn't had them since before he was 6 years old.
[/b]
All Nestle Canada Kit Kats are safe, with one exception...
[i]Kit Kat Chunky Caramel is labelled as 'may contain peanuts'[/i]

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 4:22am
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Where are you buying your supply? We have been buying from Canadiansweets.com and have had great service. However, we are looking to buy the smarties/kit kat/aero bite sized candy and can not seem to find a place to buy them.

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 4:41am
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Quote:Originally posted by jdkelley71:
[b]Where are you buying your supply? We have been buying from Canadiansweets.com and have had great service. However, we are looking to buy the smarties/kit kat/aero bite sized candy and can not seem to find a place to buy them. [/b]
You should be able to find the bite size Aero, Coffee Crisp, Smarties and Kit Kat at [url="http://www.panhandlepremium.com"]www.panhandlepremium.com[/url] Click on "mini bars" and you will see the 200 mini bar assortment (I think Panhandle Premium only carries this in the autumn for Halloween)
p.s. if you send an email or call Canadian Sweets and request mini bars, maybe they will add this to their available items [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by erik (edited September 17, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 6:45am
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UK Nestle is safe as long as there's nothing on the label saying otherwise?
A local grocery store carries Nestle UK Aero and Mirage bars, but I wasn't sure they were ok. Same store also carries Nestle Canada Coffee Crisp.

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 7:12am
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Quote:Originally posted by solarflare:
[b]A local grocery store carries Nestle UK Aero and Mirage bars, but I wasn't sure they were ok. Same store also carries Nestle Canada Coffee Crisp. [/b]
I think the Mirage bar is probably made in Canada. Does it say "Nestle Canada" anywhere on the label?
The Aeros made by Nestle UK (and Nestle Canada) are all safe at this time. However, it is always best to read the label each time to be sure. If Nestle decides to use peanuts in the same facility that makes Aero bars, they will add a warning. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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