SO MAD at Kellog\'s!!

Posted on: Fri, 08/01/2003 - 5:26pm
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Hi all, I just have to vent! I called Kellog's many times, the most recent call was several weeks ago when we decided to try their cereal bars and the Nutri grain mini's with the yogurt frosting.
I was told that they absolutely label for cross contamination...blah blah blah...
Well today I called because last week DD ate some nutri grain minis and started wheezing.
We didn't have to use epi but beleive me I was really considering it. We just gave her benadryl.

So I called again and was told that they have absolutely no dedicated lines, they do clean between runs and do a swab test and if the allergen is less than 2.5 (some unit of measure I can't remember) they will not label for cross contamination.
I asked why not and was told that under the FDA that it was allowable.
He then proceeded to tell me that PA people with extreme sensitivity should not eat their products. (DD is VERY sensitive)
I went on to tell him that it was so irresponsible of Kellog's to not label for cross contamination and that since a lot of their products target kids that they should be more careful, esp. since PA is on the rise in young children.
I also said that I was upset that I was given entirely different info when I called previously.
Needless to say I am boycotting Kellog's until they straighten up their act and get their answers lined up.

Oh I also asked about the codes, such as KL and KB....is this a Canada thing? Because the guy had no clue what I was talking about.
I am so disappointed, I really trusted them for awhile.

Shelley

Posted on: Fri, 08/01/2003 - 10:17pm
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Sorry about your incident, hope your daughter is feeling better. Are you sure the wheezing was because of the food she ate?
I live in Canada and have purchased many Kellogg's products without incident. I had even phoned the company a few months back and they sent me a list of products that were safe for peanut/nut allergies.
They must manufacture their products in Canada and the US, but I have had no problem with the products or the company when I have spoken to a representative.
I'll try and reraise some other threads regarding Kellogg's to see what others had to say.

Posted on: Sun, 08/03/2003 - 7:48am
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Sorry about your dd's reaction. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] Due to inconsistencies in CS answers to my questions I have also not been using anything from Kellogg's.
Gale
[This message has been edited by gw_mom3 (edited August 03, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 08/15/2003 - 3:11pm
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We've never had a reaction to their products but thanks for the heads up. I'll call also.
Anyone else had a reaction from Kellogg's items that were 'safely' labeled?

Posted on: Sat, 08/16/2003 - 1:42pm
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My son had a bad reaction to Kellogg's frosted rice krispies and to their waffles. Neither of these products were labeled with a warning although when I called, Kellogg's insisted that they should have been safe. We do not use any Kellogg's products in our home. They claim to be very allergen aware and that they label responsibly, but if you check their products thouroughly you will NOT find a single thing labeled with a peanut warning... other allergens but not peanut. So... till they start labeling correctly we will not be taking any more chances with Kelloggs.
Valerie

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