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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:53 pm 
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Location: toronto
Hello,

I am new to this. My son (3) is allergic to nuts/peanuts.

I try to be very careful about cross contamination and wonder if anyone has comments on kraft products. | spoke with customer service and they told me that they will label for possibility of trace but that they decide when there may be a possibility. It sounded like they could potentially have foods prepared on the same line without a may contain statement and that a good cleaning was enough to classify as no possibility of cross contamination. They couldn't tell me if specific products were made in a nut free facility.
I no longer feel safe with these products as I don't feel products made on the same line after a mear cleaning can be considered safe.

Any comments.

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allergic son 3 years old-nuts and peanuts and athsma


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:47 am 
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Location: Ohio
They have several factorys. Some factorys will have contaminated food and will be marked as such others will not and will be marked as such. I found that with bread I used to buy. Some of the bread is marked as may contain trace amounts of milk while a different lot of the bread doesn't have trace amounts. :roll: Anyway there ya have it. So we end up having to read lables on everything even if we buy it all the time :roll: .

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Karen in Ohio mom of 7
Allergic to tons and tons of food as well as perfumes, scented air sprays and cleaners. Hubby to Fish, ds #2 Shellfish, youngest to Eggplant, potato, Caesin, Raw Tomato & spinach.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:09 pm 
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Location: Gatineau, Quebec
I will be honest - I actually like Kraft/Mr. Christie. Every time I call I get the same info (which for me shows that they are concerned enough to ensure their customer service reps know the company policy, etc.), and I have decided to trust that they are concerned about GMP (good manufacturing processes) and allergens, and so I trust their labelling. I like that they go by "if it's not on the label, it's not in the product".

I realize that it is a very personal decision, and that every person has a different level of risk tolerance. More and more I go on the basis that manufacturers are not interested in harming their customers, in particular the large ones who have a great deal to lose if there is a recall or any kind of adverse publicity (millions of dollars often). And frankly, I am so tired of avoiding so many foods that I have decided to lighten up a bit and trust some manufacturers. (The ones that I have checked out who seem to know what they are doing.)

Just my 2 cents.

K.

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Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:53 pm 
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Location: Winnipeg, MB
I also trust the labeling and don't feel the need to call to confirm.

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adult son allergic to peanuts, most tree nuts, eggs and penicillin.


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