I noticed today at the store there is now a "May contain..." statement for milk, egg, soybean. I was disappointed because ds is egg allergic. I called Pillsbury this afternoon and was told nothing has changed, they are now labling for may contains. I asked if it is run on the same line as eggs or just in the same plant and he could not supply the answer. He said their use of "may contain" covers both situations but doesn't differentiate between the two.
On Oct 18, 2006
That is disappointing. I just sent an email to King Arthur flour because I've been meaning to contact them about their allergen information for flours. They make all sorts of flours as well as baking mixes and I want to know how they deal with the lines.
I went ahead and asked about their cake flour for you and I'll let you know what I hear. Their flours are really excellent and relatively inexpensive. You can purchase online or via catalogue, and many supermarkets carry the typical all purpose and whole grain flours from King Arthur. I doubt a grocer would carry their cake flour but it's easy enough to get the specialty stuff from them directly.
Will keep you posted!
On Nov 1, 2006
Here in the south (NC) Swan's Down Cake Flour is made by nut free facility the last I checked