Fish Sticks

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2002 - 11:10am
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Who eats fish sticks?

It seems like it has taken forever but I finally located and received a response back from Mrs. Paul's...all their products, except their premium fish fillet, are produced where nut residue exists. The person (I didn't bother to remember her name as it appeared she wasn't very informative) said that she didn't know what nut--just that nut residue was there and if the allergy was severe, not to buy their product.

My son has eaten Mrs. Paul's for 2 years with no problems. However, when I saw their shrimp & peanut dishes, I started the search to locate them (Aurora is the distributor).

Now I have a big problem--he loves fish sticks! Where should I start looking? What do your kids eat?

Many thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2002 - 12:24pm
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My PA son has always eaten Gorton's fish sticks without a problem. I've never called the company because he was eating them long before his allergy was diagnosed, so I assume they're OK. I always make sure to read the label, as well.
Good luck!
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Susan
Andre's Mom

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2002 - 1:02pm
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We are in the same situation as Andre's mom. We ate them before, and after the allergy. Gorton's. I have never called, because she has been fine, and had them so much before I ever found this site and thought to call. Same for Perdue chicken nuggets. Lives on them, nearly daily, and her allergy Rast has dropped dramatically. becca

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2002 - 10:18pm
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We have Mrs. Pauls all the time. No problems so far. We've also had Gortons.

Posted on: Sat, 10/12/2002 - 10:04am
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Mrs. Paul's are the only ones we eat. When Ryan was 2 and 3, he survived on fish sticks. I called Mrs. Paul's and the rep did a thorough check and made recommendations on certain products, which included the fish sticks. I received a letter from her to check for the F code before the rest of the numbers on every package. She explained that the F meant it was produced in their facilities, but she couldn't vouch for other product codes because they were made in facilities not owned by Mrs. Paul's.
The last year and half, however, we haven't really eaten any. I think Ryan ate enough of them to last a lifetime. He never asks for them anymore.
Yet another response to cause confusion. Sorry...

Posted on: Sat, 10/12/2002 - 10:55pm
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Ryan's Mom...I never could find a phone number. I finally located the web site for aurora foods and sent them an e-mail as no phone number was listed for Mrs. Paul's. A woman called me with the info. You probably don't have the phone number any more, eh?

Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2002 - 6:52am
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My kids used to eat fish sticks from Whole Foods. I believe the company is Health is Wealth. They really have lost the taste for fish sticks and chicken nuggets so they haven't had them in quite a while.
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2002 - 7:18am
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Donni,
Yep, I sure do have the letter. The letter is dated 6/14/00, and it is from Jan Ott/Consumer Affairs. The number (I presume it is a reference #) at the bottom of the letter below the enclosure notation is 0080619A. She sent me a letter to call her directly so there would be no confusion with what she had to say.
She was very nice and helpful.
The letterhead reads as follows:
Mrs. Paul's Kitchens
415 South 18th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 241-0303
I just wanted to add that she never guaranteed 100% safety, but actually no company I have spoken with can make that guarantee. She explained to me that most of their products are produced in the plant with the "F" code. Other items such as the deviled crab and clams are produced in co-packer facilities with a code of "A" or "W". She couldn't comment on the safety of those products. She recommended the fish sticks as one of the safer products in their line, but of course to check every label, every time.
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Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2002 - 9:41am
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Ryan's Mom...thank you so much. I'm going to call them tomorrow (or if they're closed, Tuesday) and find out what they say. My son (Zak, 4 years old) loves their fish sticks. He's never liked any other that I've tried. I didn't worry about them, as I said, until I saw the shrimp and peanut items appear. I'll post what I find out for those who might have similar concerns.

Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2002 - 11:42pm
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Ryan's Mom...the phone number is no longer in service...and I haven't been able to get back on their website [url="http://www.aurorafoods.com/"]http://www.aurorafoods.com/[/url] to try to find another number, even if it isn't for Mrs. Paul's directly. I also looked at the unopened box I have and cannot find any code on it.

Posted on: Mon, 10/14/2002 - 10:15am
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Donni,
The code is an imprint, usually on the short side of the box. You have to slant the box to see the imprint--it can be hard to see because it's not an ink print.
Try writing to the address and let me know what happens if you do.
After thinking about this again, try the 800 directory and see if Mrs. Paul's/Aurora Foods has an 800 #. If I remember (which I usually don't), I'll try myself after I make my calls.
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