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 Post subject: Peanut & Nut Free Bread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:20 pm 
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We use to buy our bread from Richmans (the only Nut Free bakery here in Toronto that made bread) but it just went out of business. So before i start calling around to manufactures, I wondered what other families purchase. In particular, bread that is not only made on a nut-free line but also in a nut-free facility. Any suggestions would be appreciated. And while I am at it, I also wondered about cereals (apart from Enjoy Life) that might also be processed in a nut-free facility. Many thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:07 am 
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Hi there,

We buy the following:
L'Autentico D'Italiano
Villagio
Dempsters
They list may contains, and peanuts and tree nuts are not listed. I have emailed them to inquire whether this means nut free line or nut free facility. I am personally ok with nut free line, but will let you know what they say.

Another company that makes granola in a peanut/nut free facility is NoNuttin.com located near Victoria BC. We order their granola bars and cereal quite a bit - very tasty.

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DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:45 am 
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My daughter safely eats Corn Pops, Honeycomb, Alphabets, Cheerios, Nutrios, Shreddies, Cornflakes and Rice Krispies to name a few.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Kellogg's All Bran flakes are safe too, as are Corn Flakes. Only plain Cheerios are safe. We like the No Nuttin' brand cereals too. My husband likes the double chocolate Enjoy life one...

We like to make our own cereals and granolas from scratch - it's really easy and you can make whatever flavour you are craving at the time.

I also really like making cornmeal and oatmeal for breakfast - yummy!! Again, easy to customise the flavours each day.

Cornmeal:
30 g cornmeal
150 ml soy milk
50 ml water
Bring to a boil, turn to low, and simmer until thick. (5 minutes or so) Stir constantly.
Add whatever toppings you like - raisins and dried fruit are my favourite, but I also really like it plain

Oatmeal:
30 g rolled oats
boiling water - enough to cover the rolled oats
Add the oats and water to a bowl. Cover for 5-7 minutes. The oats should be soft. Stir in whatever flavourings you like - I like maple syrup and cinnamon, ginger-pear, apple-cinnamon, raisin-spice, etc. My husband likes chocolate chips or apple slices, maple-brown sugar. Chopped dates are yummy too. Kids and adults alike like to add coloured sprinkles.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Thanks to those that responded. A blogger has commented on the Hermes bakery in Toronto being nut free and apparently they make bread. Just wondering if anybody in Toronto uses this bakery for their nut allergic family members?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Hi again,

I just heard back from Dempsters (Canada Bread) and Weston which makes L'Autentico D'Italiano with replies below. So it sounds like Weston is a safer bet, although I will continue to buy Dempsters. Also, because I couldn't find any 'crusty loaf' type breads that my kids could eat, I bought a breadmaker and started making them myself. Nothing beats bread fresh out of the oven!

Weston's reply:
Our plant producing bread product does not work with ingredients such as nuts or peanuts and we do not work with product containing those ingredients. Therefore, there’s no chance of cross-contamination. However, please always refer to the packaging before using our product. We have the obligation to list any major allergen, such as nuts and peanuts, in the ingredient and/or may contain list, as per Health Canada regulation.

Should you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dempster's reply:
The most current information that we have available on our products is identified on the package under the list of ingredients. As we have many products that are produced at multiple facilities, ingredients used within the manufacturing facility can vary, therefore, we strongly recommend that you refer to the package for the most up-to-date information on our products.

Although our products are not run on dedicated lines, we do however take every precaution in order to prevent the possibility of cross contamination with other ingredients and/or allergens from other products. We would like to assure you that as a Federally Inspected facility, we maintain active and effective plans and programs ("HACCP") that address allergen issues as well as other potential health and/or safety-related food issues.

Please note that if there is a chance that the product has come into conntact with the allergen in question the package would show a may contain statement.

If we can provide any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-465-5515.

Thank you for choosing Canada Bread.

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