Pillsbury Funfetti mixes and peanut allergies?
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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:41:58 PM
Yes or no? The labeling doesn't say anything about being processed in a peanut shared facility (it has to in Canada, and I bought these in the US).




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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:48:09 PM
Oh, the seasonal cake and cookie mixes.




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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:27:04 AM
I would not. The US does not have mandatory allergy labeling. My dil has not been able to get a firm answer about cross contamination so she assumes it is.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:28:39 AM
I believe pillsbury cake mixes are well labeled. They're made by Smucker and we trust Smuckers' labeling. That said, if I have to buy a box mix and can't find Cherrybrook Kitchen, we stick with Betty Crocker brand. Just because we always have.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 3:22:21 AM
Nevermind on that

Edit: I had to go back and look before I opened my mouth. My Ds has peanut and tree nut allergies. We use Betty Crocker. I just happened to have some in the cabinet.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:26:15 AM
When I bake for our preschool (kids with life-threatening allergies to dairy, peanut, and tree nut), I use Funfetti (the classic variety....I'd have to check any seasonal variety since those could be made on different lines) or Betty Crocker.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:39:06 AM
If it is not labelled I would not trust it.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:51:50 AM
Funfetti is just a cake mix with sprinkles thrown in. If you're too worried, you could do it with a scratch recipe as long as the sprinkles are safe.




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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:19:56 AM
I've found that the major food brands do list allergens. They will have it at the bottom of the ingredient list. May contain: and then things like eggs, wheat, peanuts,tree nuts (by type) etc. My nephew is allergic to tree nuts and my sister won't let him eat peanuts either and I would be fine with any Pillsbury/Betty Crocker etc mix with that sort of labeling.

ETA I would be fine using it for him if it has that kind of label and no nuts were listed under may contain.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:55:45 AM
Pretty sure it's the sprinkles that are the unsafe part of the cake mix. I'd just use a white cake and add your own nut safe sprinkles to it.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:24:31 PM

I've found that the major food brands do list allergens. They will have it at the bottom of the ingredient list. May contain: and then things like eggs, wheat, peanuts,tree nuts (by type) etc. My nephew is allergic to tree nuts and my sister won't let him eat peanuts either and I would be fine with any Pillsbury/Betty Crocker etc mix with that sort of labeling.
Some do, some don't. None are obligated. I can tell you that Con-Agra, which is a big one, does not label for cross contamination risk. Kraft/Nabisco only does sometimes. Keebler does, but sometimes Kelloggs (its sister company) does not. General Mills labels well and we trust them, but they actually don't have dedicated facilities. They only label for cross contamination risk if an item is on a shared line (which works for us with this company).


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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:29:55 PM
Can I do a slight hijack?

I was assigned to bring granola bars for a high school event this weekend. The note specifically said No Nuts. None of the granola bars in my store appeared to be completely nut free, even the ones without nuts in them had them as "may contain". Are there nut free granola bars readily available? These are high school kids, so I am not as worried about someone mistakenly ingesting nuts as if I were feeding preschoolers or young kids, and this is just one of many snacks that will be available to them.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:54:57 PM
Cascadian Farms (a General Mills company) makes a granola bar without a warning but they are hard to find in our area. Other than those, and specialty bars that only seem to be available online (aller-energy, vermont nut free, etc), I have never seen granola bars that are safe. In Canada, they have President's Choice and Quaker that are safe.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:11:09 PM
Thanks Gale, I had a feeling it was not going to be something easy to find!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:33:48 PM
Were a family that has a peanut allergy. I thought If a company would take the time to list the top8 allergens in their statements. Wouldn't you think that they would also say may contains,manufactured on shared equipment, or processed in the same facility?

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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:16:15 PM

Were a family that has a peanut allergy. I thought If a company would take the time to list the top8 allergens in their statements. Wouldn't you think that they would also say may contains,manufactured on shared equipment, or processed in the same facility?
You would think so, huh? It's just not always true. In fact, there is an independent company (indigo rabbit) that makes cookies, and the label will say they are peanut free (or tree nut, or wheat, or whatever the allergen is). But in fact, they are made on shared lines with the allergns. The owners said that since they didn't have _____ in the ingredients, they were technically free of that allergen. No warnings whatsoever. They claim to do thorough cleanings but I would like to know that up front (without having to visit their website) and decide for myself. Especially if it says allergen free. If a person sees that they might assume (wrongly, in this case) that there is no chance of cross contamination.

So long story short, you never know.

eta: here is a link to a discussion about this Indigo Rabbit company. web page


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