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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:06 am 
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I wrote to the makers of popsicle to see about our allergens. Their website does not give allergen information.
Me:
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We are avoiding several allergens do to life threatening allergies.
Could you tell me which of your products are free from the following
allergens:
peanut
tree nuts
dairy
egg
legumes

Would you ever consider putting this information on your website?


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Thank you for writing!

It is Good Humor-Breyers policy that when any of the eight most common
allergens (milk, eggs, fish, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans and
crustaceans) occur in any of our product (including Klondike and
Popsicle brand products), they will be listed on the ingredient label in
plain language.

Most importantly, if any of our products contain any type of nut or nut
by-product, it will be listed on the ingredient panel. We do not use
the terms "All Natural" or "Artificial Flavorings" to hide the existence
of any allergens.

We also have special handling procedures for all allergenic ingredients
used in our manufacturing facilities. GHB does not have dedicated
production lines in our manufacturing facilities for product containing
allergens. However, we do have a very strict allergen-handling policy.
After manufacturing a product, the machine is disassembled and flushed
with a hot sanitizing solution for several hours followed by a hot water
rinse. If a product containing a known allergen has been produced, the
equipment receives a double process of the sanitation and rinse process.

Kind regards,
Your friends at Good Humor-Breyers

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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So, given what they've said about sanitizing procedures, would you let your child eat their products?

I found a soy ice cream product in the US called Turtle Mountain, which had their allergen avoidance policies written on the label. In addition to what the below company mentions about sanitizing, they also batch test their products for traces of allergen. I felt comfortable witih this, even though the product is technically a 'may contain', and gave it to my kids with no ill result.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:12 am 
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Personally, no. If they ELISA tested their equipment for the presence of allergens after cleaning, I might.

http://www.tepnel.com/elisa-test-kits.asp

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:03 pm 
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Yes, I believe they used the ELISA test, but I can't remember for sure. Thanks.

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