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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:06 pm 
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Does anybody know if Rockets (candy) are manufactured in a peanut/nut free environment? I can't find any information on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:21 pm 
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Rockets are manufactured by Ce De Candy. They are known as "Smarties" in the States. They are made in Canada under the name "Rockets" because Nestle owns the rights to the name "Smarties" in Canada. They are distributed in Canada by Regal Confections. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smarties_%28Ce_De_Candy%29

According to the smarties.com website, Smarties (or Rockets), are "free from all the known allergens and they do not appear anywhere in our manufacturing facility".
See: http://www.smarties.com/allergen.html

If you want to talk to a real live person, I found this contact info on the net (assuming you're living in Canada):
Ce De Candy Co Ltd
150 Harry Walker Pky N
Newmarket L3Y7B2
905-853-7171

I went ahead and called and spoke with a very helpful lady -- Rockets are manufactured in Canada (not imported from the States) and they are free of: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish, soy, and do not contain gluten (from wheat, barley, oats, rye).
She said that they also verify with their suppliers of raw matierials regarding possible contamination with allergens and there are no concerns.
I have some additional information about Ce De Candy Co. that I'm going to list under a separate topic heading under "shopping".
(Edited to add: http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=1547 )


Last edited by ethansmom on Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:29 pm 
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WOW, you're very resouceful!!! Thank you very much Ethanmom. My daughter will be thrilled!


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My pleasure -- it was something that I've been wanting to get to the bottom of for myself as well! :)


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Thanks! That's great to know. Thanks for working so hard to put together all this info.

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15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, peas, carrots, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


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bumping up for Halloween...


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Just got off the phone with Shirley -- confirmed all of the above to still be the case.
As well, rings and necklaces in the 3lb Assortment Bags for Hallowe'en are still manufactured in China (despite the bag's labelling that reads "Made in Canada") -- they have documentation from China that states that plant where they are made is peanut and nut free but wants consumers to decide for themselves. (Especially with all of the food related issues coming out of China lately...).
She added they cannot state they are "peanut or nut free" because they do not restrict what their employees bring in for lunch, etc. but employees are educated about cross-contamination and allergens, and they have good manufacturing policies in place.


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