snyders pretzels and sesame seeds

Posted on: Tue, 03/09/2004 - 11:05pm
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Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

I just wanted to warn everyone about something that I nearly missed. I bought pretzels at the store last week as I always do. They were Snyders brand Honey and wheat stick pretzels. I happened to open them yesterday to have some with my lunch, I was on about the 4th pretzel when I realized that I tasted sesame seeds. I looked at the bag and sure enough, in small letters at the bottom it said with sesame seeds.
I am thankful that I never gave these to my daughter and don't honestly know if I would have caught it, which scares me. I never thought of pretzels as possibly having sesame seeds in them.

She is highly allergic to sesame. So, what would you do? I have pretzels on the safe snack list for her first grade class?

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 1:34am
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Denise, I have a sesame seed allergy. I have not found any safe pretzels.
Some are coated with course salt and some are coated with sesame seeds. They run on the same line.
Some companies put a warning *may contain trace amounts of sesame seeds* some companies don't. But when I've called companies there is a risk.
[b]Get them off her safe list.[/b] Unless you can find a company that you trust that says they're safe - then you could put just that companies product on the safe list.

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 4:29am
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Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

Thanks AnnMarie,
I always just go by labels with pretzels. I never even considered sesame seeds. Luckily, she rarely eats pretzels. I do however, allow them in her class room for other kids. I may have to reconsider this and I will definately tell her teacher to not give her pretzels. Thanks for your response.

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 11:23am
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blair (not verified)

We trust Rold Gold, but we each label each time--- I'll mentin these to son re He's allergic to sesame also.

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 8:27pm
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Joined: 06/20/2001 - 09:00

AnnaMarie, is that true for Rold Gold as well (you react to those)? A bit off topic, but do you react to Nabisco Saltines? They have told me they are safe.

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