Sandwich Bread for Nut Allergic Child?

Posted on: Fri, 12/10/2004 - 8:09am
Judy Thompson's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

We just found our son to be allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. I am having a hard time finding bread in the Chicago area, that isn't also wheat and gluten free. I find this frustrating since our son CAN eat what is in bread -- he just can't have bread because of where or what it is processed near. He's a picky eater already, and bread, bagels, etc. are BIG on his current menu. Does anyone know of a bakery on-line or in the Chicago area? Otherwise, we'll start making it ourselves.

Posted on: Fri, 12/10/2004 - 11:35am
falcon's picture
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

My son is PA,TNA, and allergic to sesame,sunflower. We regularly use Pepperidge Farm Sandwich Bread and Canadian White, as well as their frozen garlic breads, and hot dog rolls. The hamburger rolls are labeled for sesame so we avoid them.

Posted on: Fri, 12/10/2004 - 1:49pm
toomanynuts's picture
Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

Hi Judy!
We use Rudy's Organic. It is great-they have wheat, white, sourdough, hot dog buns and hamburger buns. It is the best bread and nut free. You should be able to find it at Whole Foods, Gelsons, Wild Oats, Mothers Markets, or any other Health Food Store or other Markets.
My dd (4 1/2 loves their breads.)
They have a website but I don't know if you can order directly from them or not.
Happy Holidays

Posted on: Sat, 12/11/2004 - 12:21pm
Judy Thompson's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

Thank you! Thank you! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your feedback! I'm sure I sound like a "novice," but it is helpful to get immediate advice/info. It's hard to go from having everything in your house, to finding out that you can't have anything without baking it/making it yourself. And, even then you need to investigate ingredients!

Posted on: Sun, 12/12/2004 - 9:27pm
JND's picture
Joined: 09/28/2004 - 09:00

I was in Peoria IL over the summer and was amazed to see that most hamburger and hot dog buns in that grocery store were labeled as "may contains" for peanut or nut. I didn't check the sliced bread. The buns were the plain white variety, and this was true for several companies. Here in the DC area, I don't see that. I wondered if there was a difference in manufacturing in the midwest (ie more product variety (incl nuts) in one factory) or if there was a difference in labeling (better labeling has reached IL before the DC area).

Posted on: Mon, 12/20/2004 - 7:37am
Darkmage's picture
Joined: 10/01/2004 - 09:00

I'm in northern IL, and we get Home Pride Country 100% Whole Wheat bread. I've seen it in our local Jewel and Dominicks. It has no warning about nuts on it, and it is dairy free. It tastes good too!
[i][b]Allergy Patrol[/b][/i]

Posted on: Tue, 12/21/2004 - 1:15am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

Welcome Judy! I don't have an answer to your bread question, as ds is allergic to gluten. He hates all the gluten-free breads. But I'm glad you're here, and I want to let you know that I live within 30 minutes of you! It's great to see that there are others in my area with whom I can chat!!

Posted on: Tue, 12/21/2004 - 12:25pm
Judy Thompson's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

Glad to see more people responding to my question! Thanks!
I do have one question for the people using Home Pride bread. Did you call the manufacturer to check on their production facilities (i.e. if nuts are present in the facility, even if not in the wheat bread)? I ask only because that was the bread we were using PRIOR to discovering my son's peanut/tree nut allergy. I would LOVE to go back to using it, but would prefer to know that there is no risk of cross contamination.
And, thank you to the person who recommended Rhode's bread products! We contacted them (in addition to checking out their labels) and it's nice to know that they are NUT free, with a small product line. We've been using it ever since your suggestion, and it's available readily at our local grocery stores.
I'm so glad websites like this exist. It really has helped us tremendously already (just two weeks now).

More Community Posts

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

create a new community post
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:56pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:52pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:19pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:18pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:19pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:16pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:13pm
Comments: 13
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:10pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by mom2two Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:03pm
Comments: 18
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:00pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Comments: 19
Latest Post by TeddyCan Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:32pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by DTurner Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by B.M.18 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by abolitionist146 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:28pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by nutfreenyc Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:19pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by AllergicTeen2 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:18pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:52pm
Comments: 1

More Articles

You might have wondered if small amounts of an ingredient can be added to a food product without being declared on the food’s label. The FDA...

Is it possible to eat your way to a food allergy cure? Scientists think it’s...

There are many reasons why you may want to substitute almond flour for wheat flour in recipes. Of course, if you have a...

Not all oils are created equal. Some oils are high in saturated fats or in trans-fatty acids – not good for general health. Some are partially...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

More Articles

More Articles

What is a peanut allergy? It is a reaction that occurs in the body after eating peanuts or peanut...

For those with severe food allergies, flying can be a stressful process. Here are...

Approximately one out of 13 children under age 18 are allergic to at least one food, though many of them will outgrow their allergy by the age of...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

The reason why some people are affected by allergies while others are not begins in their genes. Allergies are passed down from generation to...

Here’s a tip that might someday save your life, or that of a loved one: two to four times a year, review the proper way to use your epinephrine...

Lactose intolerance is the inability to process lactose, a sugar found in milk, caused by the lack of a needed enzyme. Those with lactose...

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA)

An important part of peanut allergy awareness was enacted on January 1, 2006...

Tomato allergies are very rare. They are a "type 1 allergy," which means a contact allergy. When a person with this type of allergy touches a...

Milk allergies are becoming more common, especially in babies and small children. There is some confusion about what is an allergic reaction and...

Recognizing food allergy in babies or toddlers is not always easy, but there are specific risk factors and signs that parents and other caregivers...

Burlap bags are often used to store and ship coffee beans, potatoes, rice, seeds, nuts, and peanuts. They can be one of the disguised...

People with pollen allergies need to stay away from some foods. If you have allergic rhinitis in the spring or fall, you may not realize that you...

Of course, everyone knows that if you have a peanut allergy that you should avoid peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies and foods that...

Eating at a nut-free lunch table in school is a safety precaution that causes some students to feel isolated from their peers. Unfortunately,...