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Offline MamaBear

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Living egg free
« on: June 09, 2016, 07:20:02 AM »
Hi! My son is 14 months old and allergic to eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. I am searching for safe brands of packaged food to keep on hand for him to eat. Particularly struggling to find pasta and bread products (English muffins, etc)
DS- eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, environmental, and eczema

Offline PurpleCat

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Re: Living egg free
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 07:28:46 AM »
Have you looked at Pepperidge Farms breads? (no english muffins with them)

That is the brand we have used for many years - including before my DD could eat baked egg (she can not eat direct egg, but has grown up to be able to tolerate egg mixed with wheat and cooked at a high temp).  We have the added issue of sesame. 

I trust Pepperidage Farms labels, but you should call to determine if you trust them for your child.

Major manufacturers have different bakeries in different areas of the country, it is possible for something to be safe out of one bakery that distributes to one area of the country, and not safe in another.  (this has even historically happened with things like Girl Scout Cookies!)

Watch rolls as they can be brushed with an egg wash (think shiny dinner rolls).  They do that for "beauty" as well as to hold seeds on the rolls.

Offline MamaBear

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Re: Living egg free
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 07:36:09 AM »
Thank you for your reply! I am learning a lot by calling the specific manufacturers. It's exhausting! Pepperidge farm doesn't label for cross contact/ "may contain". My little guy is very sensitive to eggs and cannot eat them in baked goods either. I have a bread maker and make homemade bread mostly, but would love to find a store bought one I could trust.
DS- eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, environmental, and eczema

Offline rebekahc

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Re: Living egg free
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 09:33:03 AM »
We have a member, CMdeux, with a DD who was highly sensitive to even minute traces of egg.  I know she's very busy IRL right now, but she might have some good suggestions for you.  I'll send her a PM, so she knows to look for your posts next time she's here.
TX - USA
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

Offline MamaBear

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Re: Living egg free
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 12:01:20 PM »
Thank you! That would be great!
DS- eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, environmental, and eczema

Offline maeve

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Re: Living egg free
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2016, 02:33:09 PM »
We use Martins or Pepperidge Farms bread. For English muffins, we use Bays. Though, my DD tends to eat bagels, for which we use Lenders. For pasta, we use DeCecco (light blue box).
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Offline spacecanada

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Re: Living egg free
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 05:03:53 PM »
Tinkyada rice pasta is also egg-free; we love it!
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

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Re: Living egg free
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2016, 01:23:59 PM »
Hi Mamabear!

I don't have a lot of time at the moment-- as Rebekah noted-- but I second the recommendations for Tinkyada and DeCecco pastas.


Hodgson's Mill has also been extremely helpful when I've phone them in the past.


My DD is 17 now, but until we basically did some years of egg immunotherapy, her tolerance was so low that she really didn't tolerate anything processed on shared lines, and we definitely had to keep all forms of egg out of the house entirely for her safety.


Other things that I can definitely recommend include Veganaise (if you have a mayo addict in your home), and also know that for many years I made all of our bread-- i just couldn't locate stuff locally that was both egg and nut free.
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