Sour Patch Candy-Watermelon-USA

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Wondering if anyone has called on these before.

Sour Patch Soft & Chewy Candy (watermelon) (This is not sour patch kids)

Distributed in USA by: Jaret International (CS) Inc. Iselin, NJ Made in Canada 1-877-291-9917

I called and got an answering machine. I am wondering if there is ANY chance for cross contamination w/ peanuts/tree nuts on machines or in shared facility. The ingredients look safe but with something this "gummy" I'd like to make sure before I let my son eat them.

On Sep 5, 2003

Though I did not call for the watermelon candy, I did call regarding Swedish Fish, I think. They are, I believe a Trebor-Allen product from Canada and Erik assures me these are peanut free. If you look more closely, do you see any Trebor or Allen brand names on the packaging? I do believe they are all imported from there. If the packaging says Canada, then it is likely they were packaged there and not a bulk item repackaged.

Maybe you could try Trebor Allen directly and inqurie if they send these to that distributor? becca

On Sep 5, 2003

They don't say anything about Trebor Allen on the package, though neither do the Swedish Fish and he eats those w/o any problems. Actually the package has the same "distributed by" info as the Swedish Fish, so I am pretty sure they are safe, but not sure how they arrive to the distributor and what happens from that point. And wondering if I can trust this label as a Canadian label or was it packaged here? Sigh. I wish we could just look at a label and have all the info we need.

Thanks, becca.

On Sep 5, 2003

Yes...

We have the Trebor Allan sour watermelon slices here that are safe.

But as you mention, are they manufactured in Canada and distributed to the USA, or are they sent in bulk to the USA and packaged there?

A good suggestion would be to email Trebor Allan and ask for allergy info regarding these products. They should be able to tell you if they are manufactured in CAnada or the USA. Trebor Allan's email is:

[email]tai.webmaster@treborallan.com[/email]

I know that all these products are safe in Canada (fuzzy peach, Swedish fish, sour patch kids, sour cherry blasters, swedish berries, etc) ... Trebor Allan should be able to tell you whether the products sent to the USA are packed here in CAnada at their facility, or if they are packaged elsewhere. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

p.s. the sour watermelon slices are really good - I love them [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Sep 5, 2003

FYI:

Here is the response I received from Trebor Allan when I wrote to them:

Dear Erik XXXXXXX:

Thanks so much for your email requesting a listing of products that do not contain peanuts and/or nuts. At Cadbury Trebor Allan we recognize the concerns you have regarding this issue and have taken steps to ensure that our packaging is labeled in a way that enables you to make an informed purchase decision.

Cadbury Trebor Allan manufactures a wide range of confectionery products for the Canadian market. All products that contain peanuts/nuts will note this in the ingredient listing. All products that do not contain peanuts/nuts but are manufactured in areas where they may have come in contact with peanuts/nuts, include this warning on the product label: "May have come in contact with peanuts and/or nuts".

Products that do not contain peanuts/nuts or do not come in contact with peanuts/nuts will have no declaration or warning on the product label. Please find attached a selection of best-selling non-peanut/nut products. Please note that these items leave our manufacturing facilities without having come in contact with peanuts and/or nut products. However, we cannot control the warehouse, shipping and retail conditions under which these products are stored/sold.

Also, it is important to note that manufacturing sites and ingredients may change from time to time. As such, it is recommended that you carefully review the product packaging for ingredient declarations and nut content warnings prior to each use. We share your concern regarding this issue and hope that this information will enable you to continue to enjoy our products.

Best regards,

Rose Tuzi Supervisor, Consumer Relations

She did send me a list of products, but sicne this was over a year ago I am not sure how valid the list is, so I think I will email them again for an updated list [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by erik (edited September 05, 2003).]

On Sep 8, 2003

Thank you, eric!

Rose is the one I spoke with as well and she did tell me that the Sour Patch Watermelon slices are free of peanuts/tree nuts as is the facility they are made in. They are packaged in Canada also. So exciting! I let my son have some and he loves them! Rose also directed me to the site below when I asked what other products were made in the facility. Although she said not all may be available in the U.S.

[url="http://www.ctai.ca/faq_q1.htm"]http://www.ctai.ca/faq_q1.htm[/url]

[This message has been edited by Love my C (edited September 08, 2003).]

On Sep 8, 2003

That's great! I'm glad you can enjoy the sour watermelon slices (and swedish fish and sour patch kids and fuzzy peach, etc)... they are great candies which I enjoy as well.

When I was in New York City, I saw them for sale everywhere, so it's great that these Trebor Allan products are available in parts of the USA [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Mar 16, 2005

I just called Jaret International and was told that Sour Patch Soft and Chewy Candy is made in a plant that is free of peanuts and tree nuts.

On Apr 4, 2005

the package may say JARRET OR MALACO. I CALLED. ITS THE SAME COMPANY. SWEDISH FISH ARE SAFE TOO.

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