Whole Foods Market - Products

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 8:39am
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I've noticed that many of the products at Whole Foods Market (made by them) has a statement saying that while they have taken every precaution possible, the product was produced on equipment with dairy, eggs, peanut or whatever. I always put the item back on the shelf, but was wonderiing what other people do in this case...

Elena

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 8:49am
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Believe them and put the item back on the shelf.
There are plenty of other items I buy there.

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 10:29am
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the sesame street cookies by hain celestial say MANUFACTURED IN FACILITY WITH PEANUTS BUT GOOD MANUFACTURING PROCEDURES ARE IN PLACE TO KEEP UNDECLARED ALLERGENS AWAY, something like that. my son does eat these cookies.

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 11:43am
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Mentally thank them for giving me the option to make an [i]informed[/i] decision, then put it back.
Much as I wish there were more choices, I very much appreciate being able to make good ones, KWIM?
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 4:21am
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Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]the sesame street cookies by hain celestial say MANUFACTURED IN FACILITY WITH PEANUTS BUT GOOD MANUFACTURING PROCEDURES ARE IN PLACE TO KEEP UNDECLARED ALLERGENS AWAY, something like that. my son does eat these cookies.[/b]
Be careful with Hain Celestial products... they've been known to not label for cross contamination. They're real stinkers when it comes to answering questions about their products in regards to food allergies.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, coconut, sesame, squid)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 8:18am
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Quote:Originally posted by solarflare:
[b] Be careful with Hain Celestial products... they've been known to not label for cross contamination. They're real stinkers when it comes to answering questions about their products in regards to food allergies.
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They are the [i]worst[/i]. A couple of years ago I called about one of their products (can't remember which, maybe Bearito's refried beans?) and they told me there was a possibility of cross contam. I asked why it wasn't labeled as such, and the response was, "Because we don't [b]have to[/b]".
I try really hard to avoid buying anything owned by them, but they keep buying up more and more brands. I hate them for that snide, snotty answer.
What really galls me is that their reputation is built on a perception of health. Whose health? Certainly not our kids. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
Off my soapbox...
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 12:31pm
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Yep, put them right back on the shelf.
I'm grateful for their statement b/c when I find one that doens't include peanuts, I trust them.
I also agree about Hain Celestial.
Jen

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 10:05pm
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I didnt use to use them because of what i read on these boards. i did start using them for ricemilk for myself and my baby does eat some of their baby food. my friends kids never had problems with them and their answer via email was basically like kraft and breyers that they clean and try to avoid cross contact. i dont plan on buying lots of their stuff anytime soon though but the statement was made in facility not a room or line with peanuts.
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited June 28, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 06/28/2007 - 10:36pm
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]Believe them and put the item back on the shelf.
There are plenty of other items I buy there. [/b]
McCobbre--what do you buy there? One recently opened near my house and I was a little miffed at how many things were *not* safe for my son to eat. All of the cheeses in the kiosk were unsafe--and he is a big cheese fan.
I picked up some organic mac and cheese, a bottle of wine (for me of course [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) and a few pieces of fruit. That's it.
What do you recommend and like?

Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 3:51pm
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When I first found out my daughter had PA/TA I went to Whole Foods thinking that I'd be able to find a lot of alternatives for her. That was 6 months ago and I haven't been back. While I appreciate the labeling (and perhaps overly cautious CYA labeling), I don't appreciate a health food store not offering many options. I just wanted some crackers and perhaps cookies for goodness sake!!
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Mary
Mom to Alex, 15 (NKA), Baxter, 7 (NKA), and Sophia, 1 (Peanut & Probable Tree Nuts)

Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 9:13pm
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Whole Foods and many other "natural" type food stores like Trader Joes carry many products that contain nuts and peanuts. Those items are great fillers and ingredients for "natural" foods. As discouraging as that it, it is not a surprise. I am grateful for the improved labels on these products - it saves so much time not to have to call companies.
Since my DD has MFA, Whole Foods has some items our family uses on a regular basis. Veganaise, Sunbutter, different Annies Mac and Cheese (besides the shells), Earth Balance Margarine, Kiss My Face Soaps and products, Bearitos oil free micro popcorn, and there are some dressings and condiments plus their fabulous produce, fruit and fish. I am lactose intolerant so I find many soy alternatives for me.
Before allergies, we did buy so much more there including fruit juice sweetened cookies and bars. Now I bake [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img], trying to avoid as much sugar and the preservatives in treats at conventional grocery stores. Baking has become more routine now but at first I didn't like it. I used to be very frustrated at first and felt like we had to eat "junk food" to keep DD safe! I've gotten over that too and have started to embrace Keebler products to simplify my time! (of course it also helps that "trans fats have been flushed out of so many snack foods!)

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