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 Post subject: Special K Cereal Bars
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:05 pm 
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My daughter (pn/tn allergies) loves the Vanilla Crisp Special K cereal bars. She has always been a picky eater and even more so after her allergy diagnosis.

I am dismayed to see that there is now a Honey Nut (or a Something Nut) cereal bar out there. I am fairly certain we are going to see a "Made on the same equipment...." labeling on her favorite snack in the near future, and we are currently avoiding it just in case their labeling hasn't caught up with what is happening there. I am going to call/write them tomorrow, but just in case the Whatever Nut ones haven't shown up in your area, I thought the heads up was warrented.

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Hi Amy,

Definitely give them a call to verify. I'm guessing these are made by Kellogg's? That is one of the companies that I trust the labelling of.

A few years ago, a company that had a peanut safe product was moving it into a differnt plant and it was going to have a *may contain* warning added to the label. The company did not move the product into the different plant until all the old packaging was used up -- so that some runs of safe product had the warning -- rather then risk an unsafe product without the warning. I would expect Kellogg's to be that serious about their labelling.

There should be an 800 number on the package. That way you don't have to wait as long for an answer.

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The other thing is that the bar might still end up being safe for your daughter. For example, General Mills makes Cheerios -- while they make a "honey nut" version that is obviously not safe for the peanut / nut allergic, the regular plain Cheerios are safe for the peanut / nut allergic. I agree with AnnaMarie, give them a call and find out what their plans are for manufacturing the new bar (maybe pick up the UPC next time you're at the grocery store).


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:20 pm 
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Ok, I emailed them. Just reading their labeling policy regarding allergens puts my mind at ease. I'll let you know what the response is.

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If it's the All Bran cereal bar, I was told that the honey nut is simulated flavouring.

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