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12 October 2009

Peanut and Nut Allergies and Oreos

Oreos? This is a question for those of you living with peanut and/or nut allergies: do you eat them or feed them to your kids? We have been buying them for years, prior to and after diagnosis of my son's peanut allergy. This is one of those foods I haven't really done due diligence on because we have never had a problem. From time to time, on the online support food allergy bulletin boards, someone will ask: Are they safe for peanut allergy or nut allergies? I rarely read of someone having a reaction to them.

Take a look, however, at the photos below.



 

Nabisco obviously makes more than one Oreo product with peanut butter. All the Oreo Cakesters bear a "may contains" warning. I worry that peanut butter Oreo cookies may be made on the same machine as the non-peanut butter Oreo cookies. I plan to contact Nabsico to find out as much as I can, but I'm thinking it may be time to take them off our safe list. What do you think? Do you feel comfortable with Oreos?
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