I was in the grocery store today and their was a new "Heart Healthy" Yoplait yogurt which has Plant Sterols on the ingredient list.
Has anyone called the company about this? Could they be putting peanut plant sterols in yogurt now like in Minute Maid orange juice?
It was to late for me to call the company by the time I got home so I will call tommorow. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this.
On Aug 9, 2005
not again! Yoplait is general mills so hopefully they would label for it if it's an allergen. Either way you'd think they would have to put the source. ugh. My kids eat yumsters so I might just have to call about this.
On Aug 12, 2005
The plant sterols they are using are from soybeans. Here's the information I got from Yoplait:
Thank you for contacting General Mills concerning ingredients in our products. As manufacturers and consumers, we understand your concern about potential allergens in the foods you eat. Our primary goal is to provide accurate information; and we believe this is best accomplished by referring to the specific ingredients listed on each product package. This is the most current information for your needs.
If a product contains one of the top 8 allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, dairy products, eggs, soy, wheat, crustaceans, and fish), that ingredient is always listed in the ingredient panel, and also in bold letters just below the list of ingredients. This list is your ingredient assurance for that package. It is not intended for other packaging of the same product. Ingredients may vary from one package to another due to product reformulation. If you have allergy concerns, please read each package ingredient panel. The plant sterols in our yogurt is from soybeans. We hope this information helps you. You may also want to contact the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) at 1-800-929-4040, or visit their web site at [url="http://www.foodallergy.org."]www.foodallergy.org.[/url] Although they cannot provide specific ingredient information regarding a particular product, they are a good resource to help in the management of your allergies and sensitivities.
We appreciate your interest. Please contact us again with any further questions or comments.
Thomas H. Batty General Mills Consumer Services