Smuckers Jams and Jellys

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 1:00am
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I never gave smuckers to my son before and now he is asking for jam on his waffles. I called this morning and they said all jams ,jellies and fruit preserves are made separately then items with nuts. Just wanted to check if any of you also use these products and consider them safe.. Thanks, Kathy Ann

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 1:11am
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I've given my PA DD Smucker's jams/jellies without problem. I think we've only used the strawberry.

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 1:23am
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I eat Smuckers jam and have also read it was safe.
My #1 choice is E.D.Smith jams which are safe too, but they may only be available in Canada.

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 3:36am
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We have eaten Smuckers Grape Jelly with no problems. I have used their ice cream toppings before and when I have called they have been wonderful at telling me the plant it was made in and what other products are produced within the plant! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 3:54am
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Have used these for years with no trouble - both the jams and the jellies. Grape, strawberry, rasberry and orange marmalade are dd's faves.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 2:45am
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Just called to check up on Smucker's Simply Fruit, which we've used for years and have always been told are safe. Now, the rep says that they have closed the dedicated plant they used to use, and there IS chacne of cross-contamination with their walnut and pecan ice cream toppings!! She said that they are going to start labeling with a "may contain" and to not use the products. Oh my. Again, maybe if we all call to let them know how dissapointing it is that their one product would rule out dozens of others . . . .
In the meantime -- what safe jams (non-sugared) do you all use?? And, I guess we need to call on those that we thought were safe.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 3:29am
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well thats just great!!

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 3:30am
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I e-mailed them. Here's what I sent:
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My family has used exclusively Smucker's jams and jellies for many years because of our need for low sugar products which are safe for my daughter, who has life threatening food allergies. Another mom with food allergies recently told me that these products are no longer manufactured in a nut-free facility/production line.
IS THIS TRUE?
I am terrified that you will say yes. We have no alternative products, but I cannot risk my daughter's life to have strawberry jam in our home. She is extremely sensitive-- so if you have any products which DO NOT share a production line or facility with tree nuts or peanuts, I would love to know about them. Are some sizes affected and not others?
I also strongly encourage you to place advisory labelling on affected products. Many families like mine have grown accustomed to the safety we've enjoyed for many years with your products. While we read labels assiduously, we are do not always call to confirm safety, particularly when a company has produced safe products for many years, as Smucker's has.
Thank you,
Corvallis Mom
We'll see, I guess.
I certainly will be one UBER-unhappy camper if this is true. We have to use sugar-free or not at all around here thanks to diabetic family member. But I won't keep giving it to [i]him[/i] either if this proves correct, as he's TNA. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
So please-- even if you have the ability to just use something else, people-- please e-mail them and let them know you won't be using Smucker's again. For the sake of those of us who don't have other choices.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 3:49am
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Thanks for sending the email, Corvallis Mom. Somehow, the information that this particular product line may be off limits is really depressing to me. Maybe it's the reality of a narrowing market because of heightened awareness, instead of the opposite - which we all hoped for.
[This message has been edited by Yonit (edited July 25, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 4:31am
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I agree. Mostly I can just shrug it off... but this one is really upsetting to me somehow.
Maybe because it was one of those shelf-stable, nationally available brands... one of the, maybe, SIX things that we and DD could count on finding in almost any grocery or bodega when travelling. With MFA, this loss is so much more depressing. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 5:31am
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I had gotten this same answer a year ago when I called about cross-contamination- we use Welch's grape jelly and strawberry spread. (I have not checked them again recently)

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