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 Post subject: Kerr's Lollipops
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:51 pm 
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My inquiry,
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To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to you as a parent of a child who has severe food allergies to peanuts/ tree nuts/ dairy/ eggs/peas and beans.

I noticed that the Assorted Lollipops UPC code 61901 05973 list caramel as an ingredient. I have been made aware that caramel can be derived from either sugar or milk.

Can you tell me if our caramel is sugar based or milk based?

I am looking for a lollipop that my child can safely eat.

Thank you in advance for your time,


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WITHOUT PREJUDICE

Good Morning Ms. Clemens,

I have looked into your concerns regarding the caramel listed in the ingredients of the Assorted Lollypops. That particular caramel is a caramel colour which is made from sugar. However, you should be aware that we do use various dairy products in the production of many other types of candy that we manufacture.

We do not process nuts, eggs, peas or beans in our facility. Although you do not list soy as one of the allergens to your son, we want to advise you that soy is a known allergen and it is also used in the production of our candy.

We are in the process of setting up a new testing procedure in our production facility. Surfaces will be tested to confirm if ingredients (such as dairy) are found on them even if they have not run a confection containing that ingredient. An example would be to see if lollypops are being exposed to dairy products even though the lollypops do not actually contain dairy ingredients.

Hopefully this will clear up any questions you have.



While it is nice to know that they are changing their process to test for allergen traces, I don't feel comfortable giving my daughter this product at this time.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:53 pm 
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Thank you for posting this, I can't seem to find a website for their products. I just bought a small bundle of fruit lollypops and wanted to make sure they were peanut/tree nut free.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Hi Susan, I wasn't sure how to link this to a previous post I'd put under shopping so I just cut and paste it. I've found these lollipops at Canadian Tire as well as a convenience stores in local mall. I am not sure about the camamel etc. but it sounds like a good company to look into as it already is free of so many allergens.


Candytree Lollipops


www.thecandytree.ca
Allergen Declaration
Pursuant to information provided by our ingredients suppliers, and relying on this information to be accurate, in conjunction with our in house processes, materials handling and ingredients, we provide the following statement specifically regarding peanut or peanut derived products in our lollipops.
We do not use peanuts, peanut oil or peanut derived ingredients in the manufacture of our lollipops. No peanuts, peanut oil or peanut derived products are stored, handled or inventoried in our premises. Our facilities and equipment are not used to produce any peanut products, so therefore no traces of peanuts can inadvertently taint any products produced in this facility.
We pride our selves on the fact that we do not use any chemical preservatives, or any other superfluous ingredients in the manufacturing of our lollipops. As well our product is Fat Free and Gluten Free.

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:23 am 
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Thanks for the info, Susan. Have you found a lollipop suitable for your daughter (I noticed they assumed you had a son? :lol: )? I think PureFun *might* be okay?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:32 am 
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I found a lollipop at Zellers made by Country Lollipops (by the check out) it seems to be pure sugar and artificial flavour and colour. They don't have a website and I haven't called them but I did give my daughter the lollipop (we had the next 8 hours free :roll: )

She loved it! It was the large round type with colour swirled all through it. Last year I found some Hannah Montana lollipops that were also pure sugar and dye and they came in lollipop holders shaped like disco balls. My daughter has kept the disco ball holders and they are very handy for keeping these big lollipops that take her days to consume.

I will contact the company because I realise thaat with out calling it is a bit of a russian roulette game.

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