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Offline Macabre

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Thomas English Muffins
« on: July 04, 2013, 08:41:08 AM »
From their website:

http://thomasbreads.com/Faq.aspx

FAQs
What is your guidance on allergenic ingredients for highly sensitive consumers?
We assure you that we adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices as established by the FDA. We take abundant precaution to prevent cross contact of allergenic ingredients between batches, and our bakeries are inspected to ensure that they meet or exceed all regulatory and baking industry standards. We understand that highly sensitive consumers need to know when there is even the remotest possibility of inadvertent cross contact of allergenic ingredients during processing. To that end we disclose that the following allergenic ingredients are used in some of our manufacturing facilities and that inadvertent cross contact is remotely possible: milk, eggs, soy, almonds, walnuts, peanuts and hazelnuts (filberts). Wheat is used in all of our facilities and all of our products as an ingredient. Please refer to ingredient labels on our products for full disclosure of the ingredients used in that product.




When I called them a month ago they said they labeled for shared lines--even sesame. But the person I spoke with waffled.

Ugh.
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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 09:12:30 AM »
Can you get Bay's? Last I called them they were straight forward at least. I did not call about sesame, however.

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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 09:17:50 AM »
We nixed Thomas's years ago.  We go with Pepperidge Farm English muffins, but they are nearly impossible to find.  Which is really a shame, because they are delicious!
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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 09:27:47 AM »
I also buy pepperidge farms english muffins.
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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 02:25:39 PM »
PF makes them?  And safe for sesame? I will look for some.

DH made some killer ones a few weeks ago. Wow.
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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 06:00:38 PM »
When I called Thomas' a few years they were pretty blunt- yep we share lines. Nope, we don't label for them.
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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 08:52:27 PM »
We haven't had them in a couple months, but they were labeled safe for sesame (referring to Pepperidge Farms).  I'll have to look again next time I'm at the store. 
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NH, USA

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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 05:14:35 PM »
When I called Thomas' a few years they were pretty blunt- yep we share lines. Nope, we don't label for them.

I had the same experience. 
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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 09:28:30 AM »
I believe Thomas is now one of the masses of products  owned by Bimbo Bakeries.  I will never buy Bimbo products because when I called I was read, verbatim,  their food allergy policy.  Their policy basically said that  food allergic individuals should not eat their products.  They didn't even try to convince me with the whole "good manufacturing practices" explanation  that most companies use to try to convince you that their products are safe.  A policy like this leads me to believe that they don't take precautions to keep the Top 8 separated.  It is unfortunate that Bimbo ownes a huge percentage of the bread products in this country.
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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 12:20:57 PM »
Pitter patter, you nailed it.  I was seeing 10 shades of red by the time I got off the phone with their customer service rep.

And yes, they own a HUGE share of the bread market now.

 A pox on them!  >:( :tongue:
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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 02:43:29 PM »
The issues I had with them when I called pre-dated the acquisition by Bimbo.
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Re: Thomas English Muffins
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 05:37:51 PM »
We haven't had them in a couple months, but they were labeled safe for sesame (referring to Pepperidge Farms).  I'll have to look again next time I'm at the store.

PF eng muffins still read safe (at least here, don't know if they have regional bakeries)
DS (9 yrs) TN, sesame & egg (mild?)
DD (12 yrs) cat

NH, USA