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Please can someone give me some ideas for safe vitamins , childrens or adult I will need to start taking a vitamin daily after my upcoming surgery and am having aterrible time finding safe vitamins.

On May 15, 2002

Here's what I received from Yummi Bear vitamins:

Dear Nicole, In response to your questions, none of our products contain any part of peanuts, or any nut for that matter. They are manufactured in a separate area as not to be contaminated. We have many concerned parents on this subject, so you can rest assure, their children with these allergies have not been harmed. Thank you for becoming loyal Yummi Bears customers. Yours in Health, Hero Nutritional Products 800-500-4376

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On May 15, 2002

Thanks, Nicole,

I was so excited when someone told me of vitamins that were like gummi bears thinking I'd finally get a vitamin in my son. Then I saw them at Walmart last week and passed on buying them because I saw the warning on the label. I think I may go ahead and give them a try. I appreciate you posting what you found out along with the contact info!

On Sep 25, 2002

I called about the Animal Parade line of children's vitamins and supplements. They returned my call with a message, saying "no peanuts or peanut oils in the vitamins." They didn't specifically address my questions about tree nuts or cross-contamination, but I haven't had a chance to call back.

Several months ago, I also called Bayer Corp. about Scooby Doo vitamins, and was told they could NOT guarantee their safety. Centrum - Rugrats - however, said that their vitamins were peanut/nut SAFE, but we should check back periodically to see if anything has changed.

On Sep 25, 2002

Abbott Laboratories - Ross Products Division manufactures "Vi-Daylin" lemon-orange flavored liquid multi-vitamins, product #3606-03 (16 oz) or #3606-02 (8 oz) and cherry chewable multi-vitamins w/iron, product #4519-3 or orange chewables #4520-13. All are PA safe and are made for children and adults. "Bethany and Melinda" in Ross' Consumer Relations 1-800-227-5767 conducted extensive research/inquiries for me and none of these products contain peanut or are manufactured in a plant w/ peanut. They cannot be ordered on-line, but may be found (usually special ordered, that's why I gave you the product numbers) in local pharmacies (i.e., not available in supermarket pharmacies or stores like Wal-Mart). BTW, the liquid is also available w/ iron (lemon-lime flavor) as #6992-03 (16 oz) and #6992-02 (8 oz). None of these vitamins contain aluminum (and for those of us who are vegetarians, the liquid contains 75% vitamin B-12 and does not contain any animal products). Also, Ross' "Pediasure" for children is PA safe and comes in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and banana cream flavors.

------------------ Stay Safe, Fran

On Sep 26, 2002

I'm so excited I just found a vitamin my son can have. It's Gummi Bear by Childrens Choice. It's distributed by Plante International in Canada. I called and felt confident with the person I talked with. She assured me there was no peanuts and told me she would call the plant they were made at(the plant was in Germany) to make sure no nut products were processed there.This was her idea she seemed to be very knowledgable with food allergies. She called me back early the next day to \say everything was safe. Does anyone else take these vitamins?

On Oct 20, 2004

Does anyone have any new/updated information on childrens vitamins?

On Oct 20, 2004


We've been using Flinstones for years, for Caitlin, with no issues.

Jason Caitlin 4-17-00 Allergic to Dairy, Egg, Wheat, Bananas, Grapes, Rye, Sesame, Beef, Garlic, Mustard, Onion, Peas and Avoiding Latex and all Nuts Sara 2-13-98 NKA (Avoiding Nuts) Meghan 2-28-03 NKA (Avoiding Nuts) [url=""][/url]

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On Oct 22, 2004

I thought gummi bears had coconut in it?

On Oct 22, 2004

I emailed Northwest Natural products,inc. They make the L'il Critters Gummy Vites and they told me that they do not contain peanut/peanut oil.

I also called on the Disney winnie the pooh and spider man vitamins 1-888-vitahelp and they also told me that no not contain peanut/peanut oil. Theresa

On Oct 22, 2004

yummi bears by hero will contain a new listing with peanut warning on the label due to the 2006 new requirements but I was told " legal says we have to do it on the off chance a peanut will roll into the factory but we make nothing with peanuts"

On Oct 26, 2004

i went to the store this weekend to buy the L'il Critters Gummy Vites and i noticed on the label, it said that other products containing peanut are made in the same plant as the L'il Critters. the email i got from them on friday did not say anything about this. i am going to email them again this morning and let them know that they should have informed me about possible cross contamination issues. Theresa

On Nov 17, 2004

Now I thought that was the point of the new legistation - so companies can't list "may contain" when there really isn't any risk of may contain.