What Manufacturers\' Products Have You/Your Child Reacted To? Why?

Posted on: Sat, 03/17/2001 - 4:23pm
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pWhat manufacturers' products have you/your child reacted to? Why?/p
pMy child has had three reactions. However, they have all been due to exposure to an actual peanut product. His first one was from an Eatmore - peanuts in there - clearly labeled. His 2nd and 3rd reactions were from peanut butter - peanut butter on toast and peanut butter in a home made rice krispie square./p
pSo, my child has had reactions to what would be considered obvious peanut products and the only manufacturer would have been whoever makes Eatmore bars and it is obvious that there are peanuts in Eatmore bars./p
pWhat reactions have occurred due to, for example, a manufacturer not clearly labeling their product. You thought the product was "safe", when, in fact it wasn't?/p
pWhat reactions have occurred due to cross contamination?/p
pIn these cases, what manufacturer would you consider responsible?/p
pBest wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p

Posted on: Sun, 03/18/2001 - 7:31am
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Joined: 09/10/2000 - 09:00

Hi Cindy,
I have had 2 reactions due to cross contamination. The first was to Haagan Daaz I bought in a pint. It was Cookies and Cream, but had a nut in it because it was made on the same line as a nut ice cream. The second was Kozy Shack rice pudding, which I had eaten time and time again. When I spoke to them they said it may have been the vanilla extract that was contaminated. Hope that helps.

Posted on: Sun, 03/18/2001 - 9:18am
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dakota3030, I thought this was an important question because if we are beginning to compile a list of manufacturers that we would like to contact with our concerns or questions, I thought it might be a good idea to actually contact ones that people had had reactions from.
I think it's really important what you took the time to share here and I really appreciate it.
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 03/18/2001 - 9:21am
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Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

My son had a cross contamination reaction to cookies baked at Parco Foods. They are in Illinois or in Indiana. We didn't realize the danger at the time but now we do and do not have any baked goods (other than those baked at home.)
[This message has been edited by PattyR (edited March 18, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2001 - 4:13pm
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Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

My daughter has reacted to Chewy Chips Ahoy.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 1:18am
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Joined: 03/26/2001 - 09:00

My daughter had a reaction to Captain Crunch ceral, the original. I was very careful to read the box over and over again to make sure there were no trace amounts of peanuts since we had never tried this cereal before. It said nothing. I called the company because I knew my daughter was having a reaction and it could only be from the cereal. They stated that the cereal could get trace amounts since if one of their lines were down they would use what was available, which could be the peanut butter line.
They then sent my daughter a Captain Crunch tee shirt, which was uncalled for since she could not have the product.
I asked them if they planned on putting an allergy warning on the food that could have any trace amount and they felt it wasnt' necessary.
I think Quaker needs to be questioned by many people so they will change their practices.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 1:25am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

momof4 - Quaker Oats is on The List of manufacturers we DEFINITELY want to contact about their questionable labeling practices. Thanks for sharing your unfortunate incident with us.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 11:51am
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Cayley's Mom, one of the reasons I raised this question was because I thought perhaps we could find out some manufacturers that needed to be addressed re their labeling or production practices by finding out products that people had actually had problems with.
Thank-you for checking it to-day to see that Quaker had caused a problem for someone. I really appreciate it, as I'm sure everyone else does.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/06/2001 - 11:37am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I'm just bringing this thread up to the top again to encourage people who have had reactions from cross-contamination to please post about it - we need to know which companies are the worst, or if we can pinpoint any kind of trend.
Also, if you or your child has reacted to a specific manufacturers product that was labeled incorrectly (ie. it should have had a warning, but didn't), please post the story under the Media Campaign thread in the Action Forum. We are forwarding all letters to the NY Times, to raise more awareness and to thank them for giving the latest FDA report on bad labeling practices the front page exposure it needed.
Here is the direct link to the Media Campaign thread - instructions and a link to the NY Times article are in Eileen's first post. Thanks!

Posted on: Sun, 04/08/2001 - 12:29pm
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Joined: 03/01/2000 - 09:00

My child had a reaction from eating Doritos. After a few bites she started sneezing uncontrollably (20 times consecutively)...Fortunately, Benedryl took care of it. This was before we were fully educated on how to read a label...no natural flavors for us anymore...Since this was a chip, I always suspected it may have been contaminated with peanut oil.

Posted on: Sun, 04/08/2001 - 11:54pm
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Joined: 03/02/2000 - 09:00

FromTheSouth -
Was it actually Frito-Lay Doritos? I've been told by them that all of their snack chips are made in peanut/tree-nut free facilities, so there's absolutely no chance for cross-contamination. We buy their products ALL the time, with no problems. How long ago was your daughter's reaction? If it was a few years ago, maybe they've changed their practices since? Or if it was within the last year, maybe they've changed their practices for the worse?


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