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Posted on: Fri, 01/19/2001 - 4:26am
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pWhole Foods now has a list on their web site of their products that are produced in peanut free facilities and/or on peanut free lines. Go to [url="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com"]http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com[/url] and look under Products, then Private Label./p
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Posted on: Fri, 01/19/2001 - 4:39am
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I have ordered from whole foods in the past but I don't see where they state they are made on peanut free lines? Am I missing something on the web site?

Posted on: Fri, 01/19/2001 - 10:40am
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Once you're in the private label page, click on "premium label" - there is a list of products and categories, including "peanut-free." It's great that they did this - I had emailed Whole Foods a few months ago in search of healthy safe foods and they had responded that they have so many products and vendors that they could not provide the information. Good for them! And for us.
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Posted on: Wed, 03/07/2001 - 2:17am
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Also a little bit under the Whole Kids heading.

Posted on: Mon, 04/30/2001 - 1:44pm
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Chicken satay marinade chicken was in the meat cabinet yesterday. It was in the front of the cabinet. Potetially could cross contaminate the scale, counter and other items in the cabinet in my opinion.
My discussion with customer service was not too helpful. The skewered chicken is received already in the marinade from an "International Cut Factory". This ICF provides all the prepped meat - stuffed chicken breasts, etc. and most of the other meats pre cut. This was big news to me as I thought they were actual butchers there, but very little cutting is done on site.
Customer service did not know what precautions, if any were taken at the "ICF" to prevent cross contamintion at factory processing. They promised to call and let me know, but I am not holding my breath.
The other thing- customer service felt they wouldn't cross contaminate because they changed gloves for each order and used a piece of paper on the scale. If it was good enough precautions for salmonella, surely it was good enough to keep peanuts isolated. NOT.
Anyway, be aware. I don't know if this item is in all the stores or not, but made me very nervous the way this was being handled.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 1:47am
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Please read my post above if you shop at Whole Foods.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 4:40am
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Thanks Heather, this is great info!! I have been purchasing their "pretzel" shaped cookies (vanilla) for my son for a few years now. When I spoke with Fresh Fields/Whole Foods, they informed me that they get their products from so many manufacturers and distributors that it is difficult to guarantee them nut free. I am so happy to see that they have created a list and wish others would do the same, but I do not see these "Pretzel" cookies on their website. Thanks again for bring this info to us!

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 4:47am
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I just sent them an email on this issue and I will let you know their reply ASAP.

Posted on: Fri, 02/01/2002 - 1:29pm
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SF---did you get an answer on this issue? we eat those too all the time. Wonder about tree nuts too.

Posted on: Thu, 05/30/2002 - 11:36am
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AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis: I stopped purchasing those cookies, not within my comfort level anymore, even without an incident!
Just thought i would mention how helpful their website is and that I wish other companies would provide such lists of peanut free info. Their private label lists are very detailed and specific and updated! However, I would like to see more nut free items in the kids section!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/08/2003 - 6:18am
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I recently emailed Whole Foods to ask why their PA information had been removed from their website. At first they replied that they were updating the lists and that they are going to be labeling their private label items with allergen information in the near future. The CR asked if I had questions about specific products, and I did ask about a few that were on their old lists to see if anything had changed. I never recieved a response about the safety of those particular products, but today I received the following email, which is disappointing in it's lack of clarity about labeling for cross-contamination, dedicated lines, etc. and the fact that they do not intend to post the info. online anymore. Perhaps others could also let them know how helpful their old lists were - which specified allergens in same facility and/or same machines. I believe they still post such info for gluten and dairy allergies.
"Hi Yonit,
We have recently reviewed our policy on allergens and will be posting the message below on our website in the near future. Unfortunately at this time we will not be reposting the peanut allergy-manufacturing list that you mentioned.
All of the private label products sold at Whole Foods Market (Whole Foods Market 365 Every Day Value, 365 Organic, Whole Kids, and Whole Foods) adhere to USDA guidelines for labeling products. In addition, we are always working with our vendors to ensure that allergen warnings for dairy, peanuts and tree nuts are listed on the packages if these allergens are present in the manufacturing facility where our private label products are made. As yet the FDA has not established clear mandates for allergen warning statements, but Whole Foods Market takes the position that it

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