Posted on: Tue, 08/03/1999 - 12:24pm
Lidia's picture
Joined: 04/25/1999 - 09:00

I was very disappointed and disturbed to see a "may contain" label on a Hostess product ( Twinkies). I had spoken to a representative of Interstate Brands Companies a few months ago and was told very confidently that they were a peanut free factory. The woman was very knowledgeable and even told me of some brands sold under the name in outlet stores that I should not buy. She assured me everything labelled Hostess in a supermarket is completely safe. I wonder if they decided to add a peanut containing product to there line. I put a call into them and am awaiting a response. I know we all read labels everytime - this is the reason. They can change at any moment. I just wanted everyone to take note.

Posted on: Tue, 08/03/1999 - 12:30pm
carrie's picture
Joined: 05/15/1999 - 09:00

pPlease let us know about what they tell you. Although we have never used Hostess, I was told that they did have some plants that were nut free./p

Posted on: Tue, 08/03/1999 - 11:55pm
kellyh's picture
Joined: 05/27/1999 - 09:00

pHi! When were in NC recently, I noticed Twinkies LoFat version did NOT contain peanuts or traces of. Since this version is not available in my area, we tried it. My daughter ate them with no problems. I cannot find the number to call Hostess- could you pass it along? Thanks./p

Posted on: Mon, 08/09/1999 - 2:12am
Lidia's picture
Joined: 04/25/1999 - 09:00

pI spoke with Hostess. They still have peanut free factories. They switched where they make Twinkies, crumb cakes, and one other item. The rest are still made in peanut free factory. They are "connected" with Drakes. These above noted items were moved to the Drakes factory. That is where Funny Bones are made, hence the warning. She said, as we all know, always read label, things can change at any time. I was happy to hear that they are so allergy conscious and the representative was a pleasure to deal with./p
pThe number is 816-502-4000 speak with Lysa/p

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/1999 - 6:49am
Lou Anne Caputo's picture
Joined: 06/08/1999 - 09:00

pJust spoke with the most helpful Lisa at HOSTESS today. She was very helpful and told me she would search thru my area to find out where the shipping was coming from and she told me that all of the plants except one are PA free, yet their are fewer that are PA and tree nut free. Yet she called me back with the info. and told me to continue checking back every 3 months. /p
pMIKE CAN EAT HO HO'S I can't wait to bring them home tonight for him to have some normal "junk food" will be such a treat. All HO HO's are made in peanut and tree nut factory. Please check yourself of course and ask for Lisa she was great. /
We also chatted about Hostess having their Web site include this information with the updating of any changes. /p
pThey are trying hard to solve the DRAKES situation, they do however mark all of their packages with May contain Peanuts./p

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/1999 - 7:57am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

pJust a suggestion. Try to find someone different each time you call a company etc.. Often on the third or fourth call you find out the others you have spoken to or been in contact with were wrong about the product being safe! Sometimes companies say they are safe at the customer relations level and when you get to someone actually involved in the production at the plant you find out they might not be safe. I know when you find someone helpful and polite (isn't it great) that you feel you want to speak to that person the next time you have a concern, but we find sometimes it is the person you do not exactly get along with or a new person that you find out new information from./p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe/p
p [email]"Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com"[/email]/p

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/1999 - 12:05pm
Lou Anne Caputo's picture
Joined: 06/08/1999 - 09:00

pThanks Chris that is a good idea. I guess we are so happy when we hear what we want we just want to stay with it. Thanks again./p

Posted on: Fri, 08/13/1999 - 2:33am
Lidia's picture
Joined: 04/25/1999 - 09:00

pChris,br /
Your suggestion about speaking to a different agent each time is a great /
Lysa, from Hostess, however is wonderful. I feel she knows her "stuff". I spoke with her originally when all of Hostess was peanut free. After seeing the warning label I immediately called her again. We played phone tag for a few days. She kept trying to contact me ( something rarely seen in our quest!). She was informed enough to tell me the exact codes from each factory they produce in and which ones were safe. I wish all representatives were as nice, informative and concerned as she is. Our life would be a great deal easier. Most companies have a computer screen in front of their people that they read from. In those cases we have to check and double check that we are getting the correct info./p

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 1:09am
Connielynn's picture
Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

pDoes anyone have the website address? I wanted to check up on this./p

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 8:46am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pWhen I contacted Hostess, from upstate NY, they said that the only nut free plants were 063 and 085 these numbers are located just before the price stamp, they were very good and said that when I purchase my first product to call and verify the code number with them to ensure that I was reading the right code. We have eaten them on occassion and not had a problem/p

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 10:59am
rj's picture
Joined: 01/19/2003 - 09:00

pHi, I have been buying Twinkies and never seen a warning label. I bought some this week again no warning label. They were not the fat-free kind. I couldn't get thru their website to find a phone number either. Are these U.S. or Canada Twinkies with the warnings on them?rj/p


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