Visiting McDonalds

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:29am
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I have taken my PA/TN allergic child to McDonalds on occasion for an ice cream cone as we thought it was safe. Yesterday they released the chocolate dipped cone so I called the customer service number and while the ingredients are peanut/tree nut free it is unsafe for my daughter. They have Reeses and M&M's right next to the cone supplies. Why wont McDonalds go completely peanut and tree nut free like Wendy's did? When Wendy's has a salad with nuts they have the nuts in a sealed package. Anyone have any McDonalds problems?

Why would a warning label not be on the "allergen/nutrition menu" stating the ice cream is "made in a facility..."

Krispy Kreme told us that although they dont make donuts with any nuts in them - they do not recommend their product for people with food allergies because their supplier has nuts in the facilities. But - there isnt a warning on the packaging of the donuts.

Entemann's makes sugary products and will run a nut item on a belt first, second item ran will have a "may contain warning" but the third item will not have any warnings.

Coffee makers may grind a nut coffee on the same grinder they use for regular coffee - WHY NO WARNING LABELS??????

Makes us parents crazy. Is it that hard????

Posted on: Mon, 06/09/2014 - 9:52pm
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It is awful. I was hoping to see some more action from the White House to get labeling for cross contamination mandatory since one of the President's daughters has a peanut allergy.
Cross contamination labeling should NOT be optional to include for at least nuts (and preferably cross contamination for the top 8 allergens). To make us even crazier, we have to keep checking back with these companies because they can change their practices/policies at any time.
Maybe we need to start a petition on change.org? I already tried emailing everyone at CSPI but no luck there - they were happy they succeeded at getting where we are now with labeling (which is better but far from perfect).

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