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Posted on: Mon, 05/19/2008 - 10:18am
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I am a lipton tea junkie.
I need to call them tomorrow as well to discuss the tea. my DD obviously does not drink tea, but I do...ugh one more thing to think about. I am hating Unilever right now

Posted on: Mon, 05/19/2008 - 6:37pm
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Originally Posted By: DinaTHad to add my response as well: called Unilever today re: Lawry's seasoning -- CSR told me not to trust any of their products, and that any Unilever product (with the exception of Bertoli olive oil) may contain traces of nut allergens!!
Do you mean food products or all? I know someone posted here a while back that they called and unilever told them their shampoos and stuff are safe. We do use the Knorr (formerly lipton) noodles and sauce and have never had a problem with them. I think some mention cross contamination warnings (for other allergens).

Posted on: Mon, 05/19/2008 - 10:30pm
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im sure they cleanse in between runs of everything they make. some people cannot tolerate that because they are very sensitive

Posted on: Mon, 05/19/2008 - 10:41pm
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I just spoke with a customer service rep and she told me that since they clean the lines in btwn products they do not label for cross contamination.

Posted on: Mon, 05/19/2008 - 11:21pm
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The CSR rep was speaking for food products only -- she said that nut and non-nut products are manufactured on shared lines -- which are cleaned between runs, but for the very sensitive, there could be trace amounts, and Unilever does not label for "may contain traces". She seemed very adamant that a nut allergic person should not consume any of their processed foods.
Now, I have both a package of Lawry's seasoning, product of USA, with vague allergen labeling, and a package of Lipton's recipe soup mix, product of Canada, with "made in a facility that processes..." as in the original post in this thread. I didn't ask the CSR specifically about the Canadian product, but she had volunteered that Lipton was also included as a product she discouraged me from using.

Posted on: Tue, 05/20/2008 - 12:52am
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i dont use all those mixes and such. my son doesnt even like garlic and onion powder, he says its spicy. i just use real garlic or onions in my food. my kids skin is sensitive to that kind of stuff; vinegar, garlic bread, they always get a red blotch but thats it. my twin sister is very sensitive to iodized salt which im sure all the manufacturers use. she gets itchy and breaks out. shaving garlic or onion in your food tastes great.

Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2008 - 12:29am
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so were they saying that the unilever products might contain trace amounts of peanuts or tree nuts? I use Dove for a lot of my products, but its my LO that has the pn allergery. Should I be worried?

Posted on: Tue, 06/17/2008 - 3:14pm
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I know this is a slightly older thread, but am new to the board. I was just at the doctor today and she happened to mention that stovetop might be harmful and she said not to use it cause it has nuts in it. Not sure if she was mistaken or not
Originally Posted By: tidina. i dont use the soup mixes. do u trust kraft. the dressing mix would be good in meatloaf. my husband really liked it when i put stovetop stuffing in the meatloaf.

Posted on: Tue, 06/17/2008 - 4:08pm
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That's odd. Our allergist would never give us information on particular foods (unless it obviously has nuts, like candy bars). He would have use contact the manufacturer. Stovetop Stuffing doesn't have any nuts in the ingredients. I use it weekly and we've never had a problem with it. I have called Kraft and while they don't use dedicated lines, I trust the foods they make that don't have nutty varieties (for the most part-we have our regulars and we have some that we just don't buy even if they sound safe).

Posted on: Tue, 06/17/2008 - 11:08pm
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some people make homemade stuffing with nuts in it. i use to use walnuts and apples in my stuffing. that may have given your allergist that idea. i use to use stovetop but havent in a few months. i trust kraft labeling.

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