Turkey Hill Ice Cream

Posted on: Wed, 09/27/2000 - 5:53am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Gavin has been enjoying Turkey Hill ice cream sandwiches all summer. I finally got around to calling Turkey Hill to ask about nut contamination. They were super nice and told me that the sandwiches are run on a different line than the sundae cones (with nuts) but they are in the same facility. She also mentioned that they had a "feature flavor" of PB swirl sandwiches last year which was run on the same line.

I guess this is within my comfort zone since he has been eating them without incident. I will keep my eyes open and stop buying if the PB ones come back though.

Posted on: Wed, 09/27/2000 - 6:29am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

Did they mention if their ice cream that gets put into the half gallon and gallon tubs is run on dedicated lines?

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2001 - 10:40am
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

I contacted Turkey Hill via e-mail as our family loves their ice cream. These are the responses received in separate e-mails today from Pauline Hefflefinger:
"Here at the dairy,we produce milk, drinks and frozen desserts, and
as you know we are make flavors like Butter Pecan, Rocky Road and Tin Roof
Sundae, these flavors all have nuts in them. We do take all the precautions
that we can, but our company is not a peanut free environment.
Thanks again for your time and interest in our products. I will
pass on your comments. If you have any further questions please feel free to
call us here at Turkey Hill 1-800-693-2479 Monday through Friday from 8:00am
to 5:00 pm."
and later...
At this time no we do not have a nut free line that
our products are ran on. We do flush all of the lines and clean them before
running another flavor, but there could always be that chance. I will pass
on your comments and concerns that you have. We do like hearing from our
Thanks again for your time and interest in our products."
Until I purchase an ice cream maker, I'm lookng for a "safe" brand to buy. Any ideas? So far, my son has not had a known reaction to any ice cream. However, his doctor cautions us that it's possible that the peanut protein has to build up in his system before he'll react. (All things point that way since he's 46.7 on the RAST and was eating Newquik cereal with peanut flour in it all along...as was I and I'm breastfeeding!)

Posted on: Sat, 05/25/2002 - 8:28am
Noslo's picture
Joined: 04/25/2000 - 09:00

Is anyone with PA eating Turkey Hill ice cream sandwiches currently? Just wondered what ice cream sandwiches you have found to be safe...We have had Harris Teeter brand without problems. Turkey Hill is creamier though .... thank you.

Posted on: Sat, 05/25/2002 - 1:25pm
Renee111064's picture
Joined: 07/05/2001 - 09:00

In our family we eat Choc/vanilla, cookies n cream, dutch choclate and Ice cream sandwiches made by Turkey Hill. We have never had any reactions from this brand.
best wishes,
renee [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/18/2008 - 1:58am
Newallergymom's picture
Joined: 03/09/2008 - 15:23

I would love to see the response from Turkey Hill...this will be our first summer dealing with the PA and I am not comfortable with Ice cream yet

Posted on: Fri, 04/18/2008 - 2:14am
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

Thank you for contacting Turkey Hill Dairy regarding our
allergen program. Our facility is not a nut-free environment.
However, our Quality Assurance Team makes every effort to
eliminate the possibility of allergen cross-contamination by the
way production is scheduled. Our allergen program includes the
FDA's top eight food allergens (peanuts, egg, dairy, soy, tree
nuts, wheat, shellfish and fish).
All allergen ingredients are marked "allergen" and stored
separately in our warehouses. During production, we begin the
day with a flavor, such as vanilla, which contains no extra
inclusions. As the day progresses, we switch to other flavors
that do contain inclusions, such as nuts and fruit. The
inclusions go through a section of our production process called
a feeder. This section is not attached to the line when we are
processing flavors such as vanilla and others that do not
contain any added inclusions.
By thoroughly cleansing the production lines between each
flavor, our sanitation policies and procedures are designed to
further eliminate the likelihood of allergen residue
contaminating another product.
The allergen(s) each product contains are listed on the package.
In addition, there are a few flavors which state "May Contain:
Almonds, Cashews, Pecans, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts, and Macadamia
Nuts". This statement is a requirement by our pretzel supplier,
Snyder's of Hanover, because their production facility contains
these types of nuts.
We hope this information is helpful and you will continue to
enjoy Turkey Hill products with confidence.
In appreciation of the time you took to contact us, we will be
sending you a follow-up letter and coupons. We appreciate your
comments and thank you for choosing Turkey Hill.
Melissa Jones
Consumer Relations Representative

Posted on: Fri, 04/18/2008 - 2:42am
Newallergymom's picture
Joined: 03/09/2008 - 15:23

thanks...do they even make anything with Peanuts...or just nuts?

Posted on: Sat, 04/19/2008 - 1:26am
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

probably walnuts, pecans, almonds and peanut butter.

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