United Airlines -- NEW info on the inflight snacks

Posted on: Mon, 12/04/2000 - 12:29am
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United Airlines serves "non-peanut" snack products in-flight. A major supplier of those snacks is King Nut Company. One product in particular is their "Summer Harvest Party Mix." The ingredient label & packaging makes NO mention of nuts, peanuts, nor any "may contain" statement.

I posted under a discussion about US Air (& comments on United) the following new info:

Yesterday I e-mailed KingNut Co.the following: (custserv@kingnut.com)
"Dear Sir/Madam:

I am the mother of a toddler with severe peanut allergy (anaphylaxis). We regularly fly on United Airlines where King Nut products are served on most flights.

We are most concerned about the possibility of your product (specifically "Summer Harvest Party Mix") being cross-contaminated with either tree nuts and/or peanuts in the manufacturing process.

What can you tell us about the production of "Summer Harvest Party Mix" as to production lines shared with nut or peanut containing products?

Bottom line, is there ANY possibility that your no-nut and/or no-peanut versions of snacks actually DO contain traces of either nut or peanut?

Your prompt response to this urgent matter will be most appreciated."


Early this morning I received this response:

"Your concern is an important one, and duly noted. We make every effort to clean out and sanitize our lines against peanut/nut residue/oils. However, this product is produced on the same lines as other nuts/peanuts. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Martin Kanan
King Nut Company/Summer Harvest Brands USA
440.248.8484 ext. 244 "


Just based on this initial KingNut response, our personal feeling is that neither we nor our PA child will be consuming ANY of the KingNut snacks that United Airlines serves in flight. The chance of possible peanut exposure is too risky on an airplane -- given the length of time to medical care in event of a peanut exposure.


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