Would like new safe cereal options any help?+

Posted on: Tue, 06/01/2004 - 11:02pm
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My son is very into Cinnamon Life and Cherrios cereals and we feel safe with these also. ANy safe alternatives to use? I would like to introduce maybe Kelloggs corn flakes He didn't really go for Corn Chex or the like. As you can see I am going toward the less sugar varieties.. Has anyone eaten Rice Krispies on a regular basis? thanks again, Kathy ANn

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 12:29am
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Kellogg's recently had a recall on their corn flakes...some other cereal was packaged in the box! It was a wheat and milk alert, if my memory serves me correctly. (Someone out there correct me, if I'm wrong. Thanks!)
Just me, maybe, but Kellogg's does not fall within my comfort zone. I feel they have too many recalls.

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 1:03am
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thanks Donni,
just called Kelloggs and they were less than friendly. I don't know why but she was very short and wanted not alot of questions. I guess maybe I'll stick to General Mills. Any new General Mills cereals that are soy and pa tna free? thanks. kathy Ann

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 1:25am
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Sorry I can't help with soy but I'm sure another can.
Less sugary cereals my son (5) likes are: Rice Chex, Total Raisin. I don't have any in stock or I'd look at the labels for soy.
I don't worry about sugary cereals. My comfort is that since he doesn't get as many pies, cakes, cookies, pastries, etc. as most kids do, the sugar in cereal isn't all that much. Especially along with the fact that the vitamins are usually "sprayed" with the sugar on the cereal.

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 1:29am
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My dd eats Rice Krispies now and before PA/TNA. We so far haven't had a problem with them. She also eats Kashi Cereals heres my list of safe ones made in a peanut/tree nut free facility.
GOLEAN Ready to Drink beverages
Kashi Pilaf
TLC crackers - all flavors
Autumn Wheat cereal
Puffed Kashi
Honey Puffed Kashi
GOLEAN cereal
Heart to Heart cereal
Good Friends cereal
GOLEAN waffles, both flavors.
We so far have eaten the Autumn Wheat Cereal, and the Honey Puffed Kashi. Also the TLC Crackers.
For oatmeal we use McCanns they are peanut and tree nut free.
Hope this helps.

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 1:32am
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My dd eats Rice Krispies now and before PA/TNA. We so far haven't had a problem with them. She also eats Kashi Cereals heres my list of safe ones made in a peanut/tree nut free facility.
GOLEAN Ready to Drink beverages
Kashi Pilaf
TLC crackers - all flavors
Autumn Wheat cereal
Puffed Kashi
Honey Puffed Kashi
GOLEAN cereal
Heart to Heart cereal
Good Friends cereal
GOLEAN waffles, both flavors.
We so far have eaten the Autumn Wheat Cereal, and the Honey Puffed Kashi. Also the TLC Crackers.
For oatmeal we use McCanns they are peanut and tree nut free.
Hope this helps.

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 8:31am
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I too feel that my kids eat less junk in general than most so I don't worry too much about sugary cereals. The following are our staples, we are PN/Soy allergic:
Lucky Charms
Cheerios
Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
Rice Chex
Kix
Quaker- Toasted Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon, Life (regular cinnamon and honey graham)
We use Erewhorn Brown Rice Crispies and Old Wessex oatmeal (used these before without incident)
I often mix the sugary cereals half and half in baggies for take along snacks with something like cheerios or chex.

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 12:50am
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I just spoke to a woman named Paula at General Mills about the safety of the other varieties of Cherrios. She said only the Regular and the Apple Cinnamon were safe and all other types, Team,Frosted and whole grain Cherrios were not and were made with Almond meal. She also claimed that it is on the boxes of these.. I didn't know since we don't eat these but just wanted to post in case anyone else did not know .. thanks for all your help again Kathy Ann

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 5:08am
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We don't eat a lot of baked goods or sweets in our family as well so I let the kids eat cereal(I grew up eating it in the morning as well).
They eat Rice Krispies
Golden Grahams
Lucky Charms(I think lately due to the Shrek watches [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )
Captain Crunch
Raisin Bran
Fruit Loops
Cheerios
I always add frozen blueberries to dd's
but picky pa son won't have anything to do with them [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
I've never had a problem with Kellog's or General Mills
Or Quaker Oats

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 5:50am
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My kids love Lucky Charms, Honeycombs, Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops to name a few. These are their favorites.
Kathy thanks for posting about the other flavor Cheerios. I was thinking of getting the frosted ones for ds and he is pa and tna......wow thanks alot. I had not gotten them or read the label bc I am weary of tring new things. So now I know they are off limits.
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Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 6:37am
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FYI-
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes have no warnings in the USA, but in Canada they are labelled as "may contain traces of peanuts".

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 6:41am
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Does that mean they are not safe here either(USA)? Are they processed differently? Maybe I wont get those anymore.
Thanks Erik
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Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 11:38am
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Quote:Originally posted by ALLERGYMOM:
[b]Does that mean they are not safe here either(USA)? Are they processed differently? Maybe I wont get those anymore.
Thanks Erik
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Hi Allergymom,
The Kellogg's Frosted Flakes with the peanut warning are made by Kellogg's Canada in a factory in London, Ontario. Therefore, they are made in a different facility than yours, as I assume your Frosted Flakes are made in a factory in the USA. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 3:13pm
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Thanks Erik [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 06/11/2004 - 11:03pm
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Has anyone used the small boxes (like for traveling/camping) of cereal by Kelloggs that have the rice krispies, fruit loops, corn pops etc.? I was thinking of buying them for the summer - travel.

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 6:12am
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Nobody has mentioned anything about Quaker instant oats varieties. Quaker does a great job listing allergens so, since nuts are not on the label, we've been using them. So far, no problems. Anything I need to know?

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 11:17am
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We use rice krispies off and on to make rice krispie treats. Never had a problem. Mostly just eat regular cheerios. My son is not big on cereal.

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 11:18am
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We use Quaker instant Oats too, since they seem to do a pretty good job of labeling (at least they have bold allergen warnings). I don 't let DD have the banana bread flavor- doesn't have a bold allergen warning in the mixed vareity boxes.
My boxes say "a product of canada" anyway- so I figure I can trust those bold warnings.

Posted on: Thu, 07/01/2004 - 1:13pm
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Called General Mills about Cocao Puffs. I was told they are safe for PA. They do not label for cross contamination. If there is a chance of this they will include the allergen in the ingredient list as being contained in.
I questioned the rep as to whether or not GM had dedicated lines for some of their products she said they did but unfortunately I had to get off the phone before pressing that issue.
Anyway, DD tried some of the Cocao Puffs right out of the box as she worked her way to the glow in the dark stickers that were included without a problem.

Posted on: Thu, 07/01/2004 - 1:14pm
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Called General Mills about Cocao Puffs. I was told they are safe for PA. They do not label for cross contamination. If there is a chance of this they will include the allergen in the ingredient list as being contained in.
I questioned the rep as to whether or not GM had dedicated lines for some of their products she said they did but unfortunately I had to get off the phone before pressing that issue.
Anyway, DD tried some of the Cocao Puffs right out of the box as she worked her way to the glow in the dark stickers that were included without a problem.

Posted on: Mon, 07/12/2004 - 5:42am
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My PN, soy allergic son eats tons of dry cereal. The brands we use regularly are:
Cheerios (plain)
Kix (plain)
Life (plain)
Rice Krispies (plain)
Quaker Cinnamon Oat Squares
He also eats Quaker instant oatmeal and instant Cream of Wheat.
-Fran

Posted on: Wed, 07/14/2004 - 1:16am
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A.J. eats regularly:
Cocoa Puffs
Mini Wheats
Rice Krispies
Lucky Charms
Trix
Scooby Doo Cinnamon Cereal
I used to have issues with Kelloggs (after an incident with regular raisin bran) but after a year or two I decided to try them again and all has been fine.
Jaime [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 07/25/2004 - 5:16am
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I have to say my 2yo PA dd lives off of Fruit Loops. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 08/06/2004 - 1:49pm
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My PA son eats lots of what he calls "hexagon cereal",which is Barbara's Bakery Shredded Spoonfuls. He also likes Health Valley Amaranth Flakes.

Posted on: Tue, 08/10/2004 - 12:17pm
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My daughter is 16 months old and allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and eggs. I am VERY careful of what she eats and call manufacturers before we try anything new. Here's what she's tried many times with no issues. I want to continually add others but it takes so much courage to add another one!
-Rice Krispies regular - eats all the time
-Rice Chex
-Kix regular
-Cheerios -regular
-Special K regular

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