You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:37 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Acidophilus supplements
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:23 pm
Posts: 190
I've been having difficulty finding safe acidophilus supplements.

I called Danone regarding 'Activia' yogourt. They produce at least one flavour with nuts. They mentioned that their other flavours are made on the same line, and may contain traces of tree nuts.

However, the confirmed that there are no "may contain" statements on the ingredients list, nor is there such a statement on their website ingredient listing. Here are the ingredients listed for the 'Sweetened plain' flavour:

"Skim milk, concentrated skim milk, cream, sugar, fructose, whey protein concentrate, corn starch, gelatin, active bacterial cultures."

I asked Danone to relay a message to management regarding this omission.

Has anyone else here spoken with Danone about this?

As well, I've been in touch with companies that produce acidophilus supplements in pill form, and have been astonished at their lack of awareness of allergy issues.

I called the company again, but was given the run-around.

Has anyone managed to find a safe acidophilus supplement free of cross-contamination with other allergens?

Thanks!


Last edited by Andrea_MASG on Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:52 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:53 pm
Posts: 1454
Location: Canada
Can't help you with the supplement issue. But I get all my good bacteria from Kefir--apparently it is even better for one's gut than yogurt. (And when I buy yogurt, I just buy plain . . . preferably the higher fat variety. Then I add cooked fruit / sweetener + spices.)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:36 am
Posts: 154
I highly recommend http://www.biokplus.com/. I am not sure of their status with your allergens, but the company is wonderful and very responsive. I am sure they would be helpful if you called them. But the product itself is very, very high-end and helpful.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:31 pm
Posts: 97
Location: Montreal
I just sent an email to Activia (well Danone to be precise) regarding their cross contamination possibility.

I'm disappointed tro see this thread dates to 2007 and they still don't have a warning!

_________________
11yo boy - peanuts nuts chickpeas
8yo daughter - peanuts, nuts, mustard, eggs, sunflowers (new! ), oral allergy syndrome
husband - pollen of all kinds
me - seafood,, oral allergy syndrome


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:50 pm
Posts: 5
I use Natural Factors probiotic supplements, for both myself and my daughter. No problems!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group