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Just checking to see what is the most commonly used vitamin amoung PA kids. I've used Flinstones and just bought Garfield (but haven't given them to my daughter yet). Any suggestions and comments would be greatly appreciated. thanks

On Aug 28, 1999

I have purchased "Bugs Bunny Complete" vitamins but noticed in the ingredients it lists *Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil and *Natural and Artificial flavors.*

I have e-mailed Bayer Corporation to find out what, exactly, is in this product and will post their response once I receive it.

Stay Safe.

[This message has been edited by Connie (edited August 28, 1999).]

On Aug 28, 1999

Hi -

We use the Flintstones (Bayer Corp). When I contacted them about two years ago they told me there was in fact Hydrolyzed Veg Protein in the product. They investigated it, called me back, and told me the source was Soy (no peanut). My son has been taking them for the past two years, no problem. I believe they also told me they manufacture one-a-day and Bugs Bunny, and those are safe too. But, everyone should always check on their own! Oh - one last thing. Lots of vitamins contain coconut oil - so if you or your child are coconut sensitive, be careful.

On Aug 30, 1999

I embarked on a major search for *adult* vitamins last year, and thought my findings might be relevant to children's vitamins as well.

I contacted the manufacturers of a number of multivitamins, and in most cases, spoke directly to the lab. I was informed that most of their suppliers (of raw ingredients) are from Europe, and that in many cases, the oil that is used in order to help absorb fat-soluble vitamins is *peanut oil*. In other cases, it is not, but it's always best to either speak directly to the lab, or insist that the lab look into it and that someone call you back.

Good luck!

[This message has been edited by Anna (edited August 30, 1999).]

On Aug 30, 1999

Hi, I have some good news to share with other Canadians. The federal government has amended the regulations to the Food and Drug Act regarding labelling of non-medicinal ingredients in non-prescription drug products. I quote: "It has been established that there is direct association between NMIs in drug products and the adverse effects produced in individuals with particular sensitivities or allergies. The declaration of such ingredients on product labels will enable those individuals to make an informed choice and to avoid agents known to cause adverse reactions...implementation date of these regulations is January 1, 2000." The quote is from the Canada Gazette and may also be found on the Health Canada website. As these regulations have been proposed for some time, many Canadian manufacturers are already complying and have told me about them when I telephoned.

Hope this helps. Take care.

On Aug 30, 1999

Hi,

I have also been giving my daughter *Flintstones* with no problem for the past 2 yrs. I was just reading an advertisement in my Sunday Paper Coupon section about a new vitamin called *Popeye*. They claim they have "no salt, no soy, no corn, no yeast, no wheat, no gelatin, no rice, no dairy, no egg, no peanut, no caffeine, no starch, no animal products, no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no aspartame, no phenylalanine, no gluten, and no hydrogenated oils". I haven't found them in the Boston, MA area, yet, but maybe some of you have them in your area and could check them out.

They also have a website: [url="http://www.popeyevitamins.com"]http://www.popeyevitamins.com[/url]

Hope this helps.

On Aug 30, 1999

Hi,

I have also been giving my daughter *Flintstones* with no problem for the past 2 yrs. I was just reading an advertisement in my Sunday Paper Coupon section about a new vitamin called *Popeye*. They claim they have "no salt, no soy, no corn, no yeast, no wheat, no gelatin, no rice, no dairy, no egg, no peanut, no caffeine, no starch, no animal products, no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no aspartame, no phenylalanine, no gluten, and no hydrogenated oils". I haven't found them in the Boston, MA area yet but maybe some of you have them in your area and could check them out.

They also have a website: [url="http://www.popeyevitamins.com"]http://www.popeyevitamins.com[/url]

Hope this helps.

On Aug 30, 1999

My PA son takes a store-brand, multi-vitamin with iron every day, Safeway Select.

Noreen

On Aug 31, 1999

I just got off the phone with Cathy at McNeil Consumer Products. She told me that their Sesame Street Complete vitamins do not contain peanuts in any form. We have also used Flintstones vitamins without problem.

On Aug 31, 1999

Hi all,

I just received a reply from Bayer Corp regarding the Bugs Bunny Vitamins and this is the highlights of their response:

"Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate your interest in BUGS BUNNY Children's Chewable Vitamins.

We do not add peanut containing ingredients to this product. However, since we obtain our ingredients from outside sources, we can not guarantee the product will be 100% free of legumes.

As for what are the flavors, we used artificial strawberry, tutti-frutti, orange, lemon, raspberry, strawberry, grape and natural lemon and orange."

All I can say is weigh the risk and use your own judgment. [img]http://client.ibboards.com/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Linda-Jo, thanks for the info regarding *Popeyes* vitamins. Will let you know if I see them here in the South.

Stay Safe.

[This message has been edited by Connie (edited August 31, 1999).]

On Sep 17, 1999

Just got off the phone with Flinstones(Bayer)and was told that their vitamins at this time do not have peanuts/peanut oil but that could change at any time. Therefore, every time I buy a bottle, I will call. Just wanted to pass that on. Also, if you call, stess the importance of not having peanut oil and that many peanut allergic children rely on these vitamins. carrie

On Sep 17, 1999

Hi Carrie,

Did Bayer Corp. mention anything about their "outside sources" and not knowing if these sources use Peanut/Peanut oil in the vitamins?

When they e-mailed me back about the Bugs Bunny vitamins (Bayer) they stated they could not guarantee the product would be 100% free of legumes since they use "outside sources."

I was just wondering if the Flintstone vitamins were made differently than the Bugs Bunny even though they are the same company.

Stay safe.

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