Sndyers of Hanover Response 1-11-06

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 4:38am
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Thank you for your recent email regarding the introduction of Snyder

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 5:00am
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That is very interesting, because several of their shapes, like the snaps, and the sticks, have peanut warnings as of the past two months or so. They never did before. Check your lables very carefully with Snyders. Not sure if the warnings are going to be on everything, or just some. So, I am avoiding them for awhile. I am so bummed as all of my friends gave these to dd as our standard safe snack. Now I am having to go back and tell them to check or not to use them. Argh. Becca

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 5:37am
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Becca, my experience has been the same as yours. Snyders used to be our safe snack, but I've seen bags of several different types of pretzels from them with peanut warnings, so their answer doesn't entirely make sense. Maybe what they meant is that if something doesn't have a warning, then it was made in a facility that doesn't use peanuts, but they didn't really say that, so I can't be sure that's what they meant.
In the meantime, I guess we'll use Bachman's. Or nothing. I don't know any more.
--Debbie

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 5:40am
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We use to eat their sticks and sourdough hard pretzels. They now have a Peanut Butter warning on them.
I believe now that this has always been the case but had talked with a CSR back in July?? who insisted that they were made in a seperate room. I called again when the warning showed up and the CSR said same room but seperate equipment.
We no longer eat Snyder's and have switched to Rold Gold (FritoLay)

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 6:48am
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The fact they indicate on the new packaging that peanut butter is used at their facility THEN they send an email trying to reassure people their products are seemingly safe is terrible.
The label is obviously to cover their butt in the case someone reacts from negligent cross contamination. So, I wrote to them stating that we wouldn't be using their products anymore.

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 11:08am
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Keep in mind I am fairly new to this!
They were our favorite also until I saw the new warnings (which appeared in my area at least 2 months ago). I stopped buying them at that time. I called them last week, and I was given the same information that was in that email. In addition, the CSR added that the only thing in common with the peanut pretzels and the other kinds was the roof of the building. The peanut butter pretzels are prepared and packaged in one area. It's their labeling that has changed recently. I wasn't sure what to do. I haven't purchased them since. It seems that all of our safe foods are disappearing. Now we are struggling to find egg free pasta, too.
Beth

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 1:04am
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can you eat pasta that is manufactured in a facility that uses eggs? if so, that is what barillas statement is. contains wheat and is manufactured in a facility that uses eggs.

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 1:56am
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I contacted Snyder of Hanover yesterday and talked to a CSR and also asked to talk to somebody else in production or RD. They transferred my call to John. He told me that the peanut butter sandwiches are only produced for now in the PA plant, the AZ plant does not produce them as of yet, but will start producing them within the next six months. He told me how to recognize those produced in AZ vs. PA. The AZ ones have a Z code at the upper right hand corner of the box next to the best by date.
He also went on to explain how the peanut butter pretzel are produced. They share a line for the cheddar cheese, peanutbutter and japaleno sandwiches and only those products are produced on this line. They also have their own separate packaging equipment. The section is all roped off and color coded and nobody that works in this section can go and work on a line where non peanut products are produced. They also need to wear nets, booties and gloves. The peanut products are produced on the second floor of the building, packaged, and brought downstairs where the production of all the other products takes place through a conveyor belt and never come in contact with the other products. I felt pretty confortable with his response.
Please feel free to double check to see if they say something different to you. You can ask for John or Mark.
Disclaimer: please always double check with the manifactures to see if they need your safety standards because mine could be different than yours.

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 11:55am
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The Snyders snap pretzels were one of our staples. I was at the grocery store today and the warning on them was produced in a facility that handles peanut butter.
I guess that I will have to call myself and see if I feel comfortable with the manufacturing set up. It sounds like it is ok, but we have been avoiding made in a facility.
Erin
Connor 12/01 PA
Maeve 11/03 NKA
[This message has been edited by cj'smommy (edited January 17, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 1:14pm
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I got similar stories however I have opted to discontinue buying them. I feel that we'd have to call everytime to make sure they hadn't changed the risk, I feel that since the warning is there, they could change some things thereby increasing the risk of x contam, but the warning would not be changed. Does that make sense?

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 5:00am
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That is very interesting, because several of their shapes, like the snaps, and the sticks, have peanut warnings as of the past two months or so. They never did before. Check your lables very carefully with Snyders. Not sure if the warnings are going to be on everything, or just some. So, I am avoiding them for awhile. I am so bummed as all of my friends gave these to dd as our standard safe snack. Now I am having to go back and tell them to check or not to use them. Argh. Becca

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 5:37am
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Becca, my experience has been the same as yours. Snyders used to be our safe snack, but I've seen bags of several different types of pretzels from them with peanut warnings, so their answer doesn't entirely make sense. Maybe what they meant is that if something doesn't have a warning, then it was made in a facility that doesn't use peanuts, but they didn't really say that, so I can't be sure that's what they meant.
In the meantime, I guess we'll use Bachman's. Or nothing. I don't know any more.
--Debbie

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 5:40am
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We use to eat their sticks and sourdough hard pretzels. They now have a Peanut Butter warning on them.
I believe now that this has always been the case but had talked with a CSR back in July?? who insisted that they were made in a seperate room. I called again when the warning showed up and the CSR said same room but seperate equipment.
We no longer eat Snyder's and have switched to Rold Gold (FritoLay)

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 6:48am
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The fact they indicate on the new packaging that peanut butter is used at their facility THEN they send an email trying to reassure people their products are seemingly safe is terrible.
The label is obviously to cover their butt in the case someone reacts from negligent cross contamination. So, I wrote to them stating that we wouldn't be using their products anymore.

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 11:08am
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Keep in mind I am fairly new to this!
They were our favorite also until I saw the new warnings (which appeared in my area at least 2 months ago). I stopped buying them at that time. I called them last week, and I was given the same information that was in that email. In addition, the CSR added that the only thing in common with the peanut pretzels and the other kinds was the roof of the building. The peanut butter pretzels are prepared and packaged in one area. It's their labeling that has changed recently. I wasn't sure what to do. I haven't purchased them since. It seems that all of our safe foods are disappearing. Now we are struggling to find egg free pasta, too.
Beth

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 1:04am
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Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

can you eat pasta that is manufactured in a facility that uses eggs? if so, that is what barillas statement is. contains wheat and is manufactured in a facility that uses eggs.

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 1:56am
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I contacted Snyder of Hanover yesterday and talked to a CSR and also asked to talk to somebody else in production or RD. They transferred my call to John. He told me that the peanut butter sandwiches are only produced for now in the PA plant, the AZ plant does not produce them as of yet, but will start producing them within the next six months. He told me how to recognize those produced in AZ vs. PA. The AZ ones have a Z code at the upper right hand corner of the box next to the best by date.
He also went on to explain how the peanut butter pretzel are produced. They share a line for the cheddar cheese, peanutbutter and japaleno sandwiches and only those products are produced on this line. They also have their own separate packaging equipment. The section is all roped off and color coded and nobody that works in this section can go and work on a line where non peanut products are produced. They also need to wear nets, booties and gloves. The peanut products are produced on the second floor of the building, packaged, and brought downstairs where the production of all the other products takes place through a conveyor belt and never come in contact with the other products. I felt pretty confortable with his response.
Please feel free to double check to see if they say something different to you. You can ask for John or Mark.
Disclaimer: please always double check with the manifactures to see if they need your safety standards because mine could be different than yours.

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 11:55am
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The Snyders snap pretzels were one of our staples. I was at the grocery store today and the warning on them was produced in a facility that handles peanut butter.
I guess that I will have to call myself and see if I feel comfortable with the manufacturing set up. It sounds like it is ok, but we have been avoiding made in a facility.
Erin
Connor 12/01 PA
Maeve 11/03 NKA
[This message has been edited by cj'smommy (edited January 17, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 1:14pm
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I got similar stories however I have opted to discontinue buying them. I feel that we'd have to call everytime to make sure they hadn't changed the risk, I feel that since the warning is there, they could change some things thereby increasing the risk of x contam, but the warning would not be changed. Does that make sense?

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