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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:58 pm 
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Hi there,
Recently I have been looking to purchase both of the above mentioned products, however, I have not had much success in finding either that are produced in a nut free environment/ made on equipment that also produces nuts......
Anyone uses these products that are free of traces of nuts?
Thanks,
Shairose


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:10 am 
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Yes, dried fruit is a cause for concern--there's a high probability of cross contamination with nuts. When I was young, my throat would usually get itchy after eating dried fruit...

I just don't eat dried fruit other than sunmaid raisins...and sometimes sunmaid prunes. They sometimes bother my throat a little, but I think that is oral allergy syndrome. Lately, I've taken to eating raisins only if they are cooked and I haven't had a problem. I believe that the sunmaid products are safe, but I haven't actually contacted the company to ask to be sure.

If anyone does find any safe dried fruit, I would be interested in hearing about it as well.

I gave up on coconut a while ago--I don't think that Dalton's has a warning (?) but I wouldn't trust that to mean anything. I decided just to buy the coconut whole and prepare it myself, but that is kind of labour-intensive.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:55 am 
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Daltons is owned by Reinhart Foods. Here is a quote from their web-page:

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Our Quebec and Saskatoon plants produce only vinegar - Our Stayner facility does not use nuts or peanuts in their production.


The coconut is made in their Stayner facility.

I have seen a peanut/nut warning on at least one of their products - baking candy. It was a long time ago, so I don't know whether or not those candy are safe now, but I do use Dalton coconut. (I have peanut and sesame seed allergies.

They also have cherries, mixed peels, pineapple that have no warning. I did contact them a long time ago and was told they put warnings for nuts/peanuts on products made in the same facility as those. If you would like to contact them to get more up to date information their web-site is: www.reinhartfoods.com and there is contact information there.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:19 pm 
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Thanks, AnnaMarie :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:48 am 
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Thanks a bunch for the info!
I will keep my eyes open for their products!
I got fed up over the weekend looking for these "safe" items, that I went out and bought a dry cocunut, cracked it, shredded it for my home made granola!
Shairose


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