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Posted on: Mon, 02/23/2004 - 3:21am
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That's very interesting. Do you know who you spoke to? Debbie told me a different story. I should try calling them again.

Posted on: Mon, 02/23/2004 - 3:48am
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I spoke to two different people. I believe I did speak to Debbie one of those times and that she was the one who confirmed that peanut products have been made for the past 3 months. What did she tell you?

Posted on: Mon, 02/23/2004 - 3:59am
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She told me that they were safe now but that they would soon be introducing a peanut product and that they would label accordingly. Have you actually seen a peanut pretzel by Snyders in the stores?

Posted on: Mon, 02/23/2004 - 6:47am
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No, I have not seen a peanut pretzel in the store. I only called because of the information in this thread. Maybe I will call back and see what they say again. Either way, I don't think I will be using them for now.

Posted on: Tue, 02/24/2004 - 4:05am
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O.K. so, with all of this conflicting information, I called back to talk to Debbie. She said that yes, they are in fact producing a product right now that has not yet hit the stores. I asked what they are doing to reduce cross contamination and she said that the line which makes the peanut butter sandwhich is separated from the other production lines by a curtain (hmmm...).
She then, referred me to the manager of consumer relations, Mark Steele. He did try to call me yesterday but I was out. I tried him today and left a voice message. I'm hoping to hear back from him today. I will share the scoop when I get it!
Of note, I am prepared to tell him that Rold Gold, and Utz brand will from now on be my product of choice since their (UTZ) only few peanut products are shipped in from another company so they are not even made in their facility. I believe this is also the case with Herr's but don't quote me.

Posted on: Tue, 02/24/2004 - 8:51pm
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Looking forward to the response you get. In my second email, I told them I switched back to Rold Gold, which I did after reading this thread.

Posted on: Wed, 02/25/2004 - 1:02am
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Here is the e-mail response that I recieved from Debby at Snyder's this morning.....
Thank you for your recent email regarding the introduction of Snyder's of Hanover Peanut Butter and Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Sandwiches. We appreciate the time you took to get in touch with us. In an effort to alleviate concerns regarding possible allergens coming into contact with our regular line of pretzel snacks, we hope you find the following information helpful:

Posted on: Wed, 02/25/2004 - 2:14am
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I just got the same message from them. Not sure what to do. I guess I feel it is reasonable safe in that PB is not dust producing and the lines are separate. becca

Posted on: Wed, 02/25/2004 - 10:19am
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Hi everyone. Sorry, I didn't get back to you yesterday. Today, those children of mine whose lives I'm trying to save have been driving me to drink between:
DS1 (6yrs) punching another child at school (he's not usually like that at all!)
and
DS2 21mos. with an endless temper tantrum and throwing sugar all over the floor! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
Anyway, here I finally am. I spoke to Mark Steele who told me that in addition to all of the precautions that they are taking (as stated in the letter), they are also building on a separated area that they will eventually be moving the peanut butter line to. He said to call him back in another 3 months or so and he could update me on that.
I also asked him questions about the layout of the room that they line is presently in. There is a curtain about 10 ft high (the ceiling is about 30 feet high) that separates this line from the others however obviously there is nothing else to stop airborne spread. Employees have to wash hands before leaving the area.
Given all of this, I guess it's probably safe but then, why bother risking it at all when I can by Utz or Rold Gold? I actually asked him this. I told him that I'll go back to Snyders if/when they move it out of that big shared room.
He did say that the chips (corn, potato) are in a different room which is on the other side of some offices from where this room was (good news).
Then today, I got the letter that all of you got from Debbie. I wrote back and asked why if they were building a separate room for this product, why couldn't they wait until the room was ready before they started making it? That's the part that really annoys me.
Whatever...just on principle, I'd rather buy Utz! They are very good too! What do you all think?
Thanks for all of your emails and support!
MimiM

Posted on: Thu, 02/26/2004 - 3:24am
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pjpowell: I just received the same exact email from Snyder's...sounds like they are consistent and are taking all steps to keep their other products nut free.

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