Who\'s on your Safe list?

Posted on: Mon, 02/10/2003 - 1:56pm
nonutsforus's picture
Joined: 03/28/2002 - 09:00

After reading through a lot of these posts on the various Manufacturers, I am overwhelmed!
Can everyone list off the manufacturers you consider to be safe and then also the ones you consider to be unsafe?
I have been in the habit of going by the label on most things, but I am nervous reading some of these stories that I may be trusting certain manufacturers when the rest of the PA world know they are unsafe.
Ugh - my stress level from all this PA stuff is off the charts today. Must be the Valentines party at my dd's school that has me all worked up. I hate party days.
Thanks everyone!

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 3:43am
KarenD's picture
Joined: 01/11/2003 - 09:00

I absolutely dread when my little boy starts school and we have the parties to worry about. The companies that I have talked to or feel safe using are....Kellogs, Kraft/Nabisco, Just born candies, Amy's organic, Shelton's meat products, Van's (awesome waffles), cascadiam farms. I know there are more, but am drawing a blank. Hope this helps some. I do know a lot of people trust General Mills, but I prefer Kellogs.

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 10:36am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

Just my opinion, but I do not trust Kelloggs (USA) at all. My child has reacted to their cereal in the past (no warning label on the pkg.) I do trust General Mills and its companies : Betty Crocker and Pillsbury cold/frozen items. Also, Just Born (mike and ikes, peeps, hot tamales, zours...). My son also eats Skittles (although some parents here do not let their children have -cannot remember why though). He also has Junior Mints, Dum-Dum suckers and safe chocolate candy that we order from Canada/Vermont Nut Free.

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 11:26am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi Jaime,
Skittles are fine - they are made in a nut-free facility. This applies to Canada & the USA only.
Manufacturers I trust (and note this is Canada specific). Some products made by these manufacturers may have the warning "may contain peanuts" but I trust them to label properly for Canada:
Cadbury/Trebor Allan
Dempsters (bread, etc)
Nabisco (Christie, Peak Freans, etc)
General Mills
Quaker Oats
Chapmans (ice cream)
Kraft Kitchens Canada/Bakers chocolate
ED Smith
Ocean Spray
Pepsi (Tropicana, etc)
Coca Cola (Minute Maid, Five Alive, etc)
Old South orange juice
This is just a quick list...

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 4:05am
KarenD's picture
Joined: 01/11/2003 - 09:00

All of the Kellog's cereals I buy state on the box under the ingredients what is in them. Was this recently your child reacted? And what cereal was it?

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 5:19am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

I don't trust kelloggs either. I called about their pop tarts and they said they didn't recommend that my dd use them, yet there was no warning. The rep told me they are made in a facility that also has peanuts and nuts, but couldn't tell me whether it was on shared lines or not. Also, it seems like every other week Kellogg's has an allergy alert for undeclared ingredients.

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 7:04am
wood145's picture
Joined: 09/10/2001 - 09:00

It's funny that pop tarts should be mentioned. I buy them once in a while as a treat. We have them now and I was thinking today that there are so many varieties I wondered if there was a peanut butter one. I'd be surprised if there isn't since everything else has a pb version [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] If there is then they would probably be on shared lines and there's no warning.

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 7:16am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

When I stated I trust Kelloggs, I should have stated "Kelloggs Canada". Kelloggs Canada is great and they always label if there is a chance of cross contamination. For example, Frosted Flakes says "may contain traces of peanuts".
However, I have heard many people say they don't trust Kelloggs USA. In addition, I have heard that no one has ever found a Kelloggs USA product labelled as "may contain peanuts".

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 2:17pm
Delia's picture
Joined: 09/23/1999 - 09:00

I'm so confused about Kellogg's. I called them yesterday and the lady on the phone assured me that they label for cross contamination. She seemed to understand what that was ("you know, if something is made on the same machine as a nut product"). I know that others have serious concerns about Kellogg's - should I trust what the company told me? Any ideas on how to be sure? My husband and daughter LOVE all the Kellogg's cereals so I hate to avoid them if I don't have to. I'd love some advice!

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 11:54pm
Batman's picture
Joined: 08/11/2000 - 09:00

I have read nd called everything up and down and sideways and I can always trust the Canadian side of the following companies:
Nabisco - trust them most of all
General Mills
Chapmans - for their ice cream
Humpty Dumpty
Orvilee Redenbachers - for popcorn
Betty Crocker
It's funny - if you check my pantry, we're like a walking advertisement for Nabisco! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Take care,

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 11:09am
Delia's picture
Joined: 09/23/1999 - 09:00

I'm in the US - any ideas about US Kelloggs?


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