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Posted on: Fri, 08/24/2007 - 2:26am
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Quote:Originally posted by Kathy L.:
[b]Adele, if they put on the label that it's made in a peanut/nut free factory, their sales would go up exponentially! Maybe I'll try these for my daughter.[/b]
Hi Kathy, they don't put 'made in a peanut/nut free factory' on the label - they will express it as "may contain peanuts' if it IS made in a factory that has peanuts/nuts or on shared equipment.
He was pretty emphatic that this particular type of granola bar (cherry dark chocolate) is made in a peanut free facility, unlike the other bars. The code on the box begins with RS.....which indicates the factory. He said the code on the other types of KASHI chewy granola bars is CS (or C...something....I didn't write it down) indicating they are made in a completely different factory.
I would suggest that you also call KASHI to make sure it is safe for your child. It will be interesting to hear if you get the same answer as me!
I can see the problem I'm gonna have is NOT eating them all in one sitting!
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Posted on: Fri, 08/24/2007 - 2:33am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
[b]awesome Adele!
I love Kashi products, but I can't have anything w/ their 7-grain wonder mix anymore since I tested positive to sesame on RAST (all I get is a flushed chest/next...but I thought best to avoid)
I do use their oatmeal and the GoLean Shake Mix [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Adrienne
Adrienne
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Adrienne....that's a bummer! When I found them, I thought, 'isn't Adrienne gonna be happy to hear about this!.'
So sorry.
Adele

Posted on: Fri, 08/24/2007 - 5:54am
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Quote:Originally posted by Adele:
[b]I just spoke with someone at Kashi.
I was told that the Cherry Dark Chocolate granola bar is made in a different (peanut and nut-free) plant from the other granola bars. If any of their products are made on equipment that is also used for a nut product, the box would be labeled 'may contain'.
I'm convinced that the granola bars are safe for ME! [/b]
Kashi must be improving their labeling! Has anyone seen a Kashi product with a 'may contain' label on it? I haven't looked at any in months since we were essentially giving up on them. I still have some crackers and cereal in my cupboard that I'm leery of using.
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Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 7:19am
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Um, I know you just posted this 5 days ago, and maybe the Kashi website is outdated, but the ingredients list/allergen warnings posted there for this exact product clearly say CONTAINS almond and peanut flour and milk and MAY CONTAIN traces of other tree nuts. This product sounded very interesting to me, but assuming the website is right, it's not safe for anyone with PA or TNA regardless of comfort zone.
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Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 8:50am
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Quote:Originally posted by journstep:
[b]
Um, I know you just posted this 5 days ago, and maybe the Kashi website is outdated, but the ingredients list/allergen warnings posted there for this exact product clearly say CONTAINS almond and peanut flour and milk and MAY CONTAIN traces of other tree nuts. This product sounded very interesting to me, but assuming the website is right, it's not safe for anyone with PA or TNA regardless of comfort zone.
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Here is the ingredient list from the website:
Ingredients:
Kashi Seven Whole Grains & Sesame

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 8:54am
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This reminds me of the discussion about coconut being added to the FDA's tree nut list. At the time it was posted that companies had to specify the type of tree nut in may contain labels (if they had one) but apparently that is not true. Kashi has tons of stuff that simply says 'may contain tree nuts' without specifying.
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Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2007 - 8:43am
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I emailed Kashi about this product. It is made in 2 different plants - the email said that I would have to check the ingredients and sometimes it will have peanut flour/almond flour plus a nut allergen warning....and sometimes they will be safe as they were made in the other facility !!
I told them we will not be purchasing this any more - too confusing for me, not to mention my 3 year old...."yes honey, today they are safe, but when we come back next week, they may not be, but the week after, perhaps"....forget it. Not worth the brain damage, plus Im just annoyed at Kashi for making it so much harder.

Posted on: Fri, 08/31/2007 - 12:40am
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general mills made their small granola bites. contains wheat and soy i believe. my son had a few and was fine. they are what we all love about their new cereal but in little baggies and just the granola bites. yum O!!

Posted on: Fri, 08/31/2007 - 1:14am
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Quote:Originally posted by schnoob:
[b]I emailed Kashi about this product. It is made in 2 different plants - the email said that I would have to check the ingredients and sometimes it will have peanut flour/almond flour plus a nut allergen warning....and sometimes they will be safe as they were made in the other facility !!
I told them we will not be purchasing this any more - too confusing for me, not to mention my 3 year old...."yes honey, today they are safe, but when we come back next week, they may not be, but the week after, perhaps"....forget it. Not worth the brain damage, plus Im just annoyed at Kashi for making it so much harder.[/b]
Schnoob, Did you ask specifically about the CHERRY DARK CHOCOLATE? This is the only type of granola bar I asked about. The person I spoke with said that it is made in a separate factory, indicated by the number on the box.

Posted on: Fri, 08/31/2007 - 1:23am
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Quote:Originally posted by AJSMAMA:
[b]
Here is the ingredient list from the website:
Ingredients:
Kashi Seven Whole Grains & Sesame

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