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Sausage ? Does anyone have a safe brand they use?

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Hi Everyone, I'm looking for a safe breakfast sausage brand to use in my stuffing for my child with peanut and tree nut allergy. Can anyone help me out? Do you have one that you have called the manufacturer or have had tried and true good luck with? Our big stores around here are Stop & Shop and Shaws. Thank you! Stay safe, Rhonda

[This message has been edited by Rhonda RS (edited November 20, 2001).]

On Nov 20, 2001

We have never yet had a problem with anything that we've tried, and we've done store brands AND national brands both. Our dd is extremely sensitive and also extremely fond of sausage ( [img][/img] ) so I think we'd know if we had any kind of issue. Oh- but we never ever use the maple flavored varieties at all- but have used italian sausage, potato sausage and plain breakfast sausage from both Swift and (I think ) Jimmy Dean. It seems to me that we don't get JD because dd doesn't care for all the pepper in it. Hope that helps! [img][/img] (Have a great turkey day)

On Nov 20, 2001

We use Jimmy Dean's also. No problems here. [img][/img]

On Nov 21, 2001

Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving Corvallis Mom and Linda. I did call Jimmy Dean after I posted, and they told me they do not have any peanut or tree nut products in their 2 plants or in any of their products. They would not put anything in writing though. They said they have no allergen policy letter. But your confirmation and the information they gave me sounds good. Stay Safe, Rhonda

On Nov 25, 2001


This is after the fact, but I called Jimmy Dean and got the same response. Since that time (about 8 months ago) I've used Jimmy Dean products exclusively with no problems.

On Nov 29, 2001

This is after the fact as well, but I have used the Perri brand breakfast sausage without problems. We have had the plain, brown sugar and maple flavors as well. This brand can be found at both Stop & Shop and Shaws.

On Feb 1, 2007

Is Jimmy Dean still the sausage of choice for PA/TNA?

On Feb 1, 2007

Anyone use Johnsonville?

On Feb 1, 2007

We use Wellshire Farms, but I haven't contacted them about cross-contamination.


On Feb 13, 2007

We use Jenny-O turkey breakfast sausage, for breakfast & stuffing. When I need sausage for stuffing I just squeeze the meat out of the casing.

On May 2, 2007

I was thrilled to see that Willshire Farms posts their allergen information on the website at [url=""][/url] Very proactive and I applaud them for their efforts to provide this information in an instant.

However, before I found that page, I contacted them via email regarding the normal contains as well as cross contamination questions. Emails that I received from them made me question the possibility of cross contamination due to statements like the following...

"All our products are all natural, free of antibiotics, nitrates and preservatives or MSG. None of our products contain, nuts, tree nuts or sesame seeds. Although a lot of our products are made in the same plants there is a full cleanup of equipment between different products, which removes proteins from preceding items, furthermore, this practice meets the USDA regulations coupled with the fact that we have a very comprehensive allergen program in place and follow it carefully."


"Although a lot of our products are made in the same plants, there is a full clean up. We do a complete hot water rinse down of equipment between different products, which is sufficient to remove proteins from the preceding items. Furthermore, this practice meets the USDA regulations, coupled with the fact that we have a very comprehensive allergen program in place and follow it carefully.

and ...

"None of our products contain nuts, sesame, or tree nuts. They are not done of the same production line as products that do contain nuts."

Unfortunately, I could not get a clear confirmation that there were no peanut or tree nut ingredients in their plants so I asked them to confirm the following:

I stated "your products do not have these ingredients, however, they are manufactured with others that do, but they are run on different lines, correct?

Willshire's response was "Thats correct. [img][/img]"

I thought some might find it helpful to know that even though their products appear not to contain these ingredients, they appear to be manufactured with other's products that do contain these ingredients.

Since it took multiple communications to finally reach this confirmation, you will want to contact them for yourself to verify this information to be correct and make your own determine whether or not this fits within your family comfort zone.

On May 2, 2007

We use Shelton's (from Whole Foods). I haven't called. It's tasty turkey sausage or sausage patties and comes frozen.

For other sausages we use Jennie-O or Aidel's. I think Aidel's does make a product which contains pine nuts.


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On Jun 6, 2007


Originally posted by HJK: [b]Anyone use Johnsonville?[/b]

I have used Johnsonville without any issue. That was their maple breakfast links.