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 Post subject: Flour for baking?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:30 pm 
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I would like to know which brand of flour is safe for peanut allergy? I just bought some Rogers flours and called them up this morning to enquire. They told me that they can't guarantee the products are free of nuts/peanuts because they are not produced in nuts/peanuts free facility.

Does anyone use Robin Hood? Is it nuts/peanuts free?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:53 pm 
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Here's Robin Hood's contact info. You can email or phone.

http://www.robinhood.ca/rh.contactus.asp


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:03 pm 
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Thanks storm. Actually, I do have Robin Hood's info, and have been calling them since morning and nobody is answering. I also emailed them but will have to wait for their reply.

Back to the Rogers flour, the lady I spoke to was very nice. She did apologize for the inadequate food labelling regarding food allergens and admit that employees are allowed anything into the lunchrooms including peanuts/nuts. She also said she might look into it and see what they can do. Oh well, there goes another customer for now, it's their lost!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:51 pm 
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I've used Robin Hood flour in the past. It's been a few years since I contacted them but when I did, they said their flour and cake mixes were safe. I recommend you get updated info though. It's very annoying when you can't get anyone on the phone or are out on hold for ages! Maybe they will get back to you relatively quick by email.

Keep us posted.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:59 pm 
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Your question about flour got me thinking. I've been using Five Roses flour and just called. The woman I spoke with didn't know but took my name & number and said someone would call me back within 2 minutes. In less then a minute my phone rang and it was them! Anyway - the good news is that Five Roses is peanut/nut & sesame free. They're all wheat based. http://www.fiveroses.ca

J


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:00 pm 
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Finally, someone answered the phone! They have confirmed that there aren't peanut/nut in any of their products. Also, if there's a chance that cross-contamination is at risk, it will be specified on the package with the "may contain --- allergens" phrase. I am so glad to know, now I can start baking.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:02 pm 
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Thank you mygirlsyd. I am glad to know of another brand. Now I have 2 choices..


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:39 pm 
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A third choice: Oak Manor flour (certified organic)--available in Ontario at Loblaws and at Whole Foods as well as some health food stures. I'm not sure if they make white flour, but I'm certain that they make unbleached, whole wheat flour. There are no nuts in the plant. (I guess I am trying to promote Oak Manor products. I have a vested interest in keeping the company going because their rice flour and millet are staples in my kitchen!)


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 Post subject: Roger's Products
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:56 pm 
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Watch out for Roger's Oats as well!
It has the label may contain traces of.........
I have used their brown sugar in my baking and have not had a problem...I cant imagine them making sugar along side with their oats and other products, but I should call and confirm!!!


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