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Title: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: AdminCM on August 22, 2011, 02:10:01 PM
Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific

<<please note that the original date of this thread is 08/02/10.  Information regarding safety can and DOES change rapidly, particularly in restaurants.>>
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 09, 2011, 04:49:49 PM
joshsmom
Member
Posted: 08.02.2010 at 10:09:39
 

I wanted to start a list of foods safe for sesame/peanuts/treenut.
I feel so completely thrown off by sesame. I had finally come to terms with the nut thing. Sesame is completely different. I have lots of phone calls to make. I went back through all old posts and compiled this list. If anything is incorrect please let me know. Just trying to get the hang of this allergy. Please check these items since I have not called directly on them.

Restaurants:
In n Out Burger
Baja fresh
Rubios
Taco Bell
High Tech Burrito
Pasta Pomodoro
Wendy's: chicken nuggets and french fries
Moe's Southwest Grill

Breads:
Martins's Potatoe Bread: Same packaging line so off our safe list here!
Nature's Own Bread (MAY CONTAIN FLAXSEED) rolls are all may contain sesame!
Nature's Own Bagel & English Muffins (no Flaxseed either)
Nature's Own Breakfast Bread - Cinnamon Swirl & Cinnamon Raisin (no Flaxseed either)
Lender's frozen plain bagels - only frozen
Pilsbury Crescent rolls,bread sticks, pizza dough, french loaf
Mama Mary's pizza crust (no flaxseed either)
Pepperidge Farms: if sesame not stated safe to eat. Flax would be in ingredients. Read

Salad Dressing:
Good Season's Zesty Italian company policy would state if there is sesame (no flaxseed either)
Good Season's Italian (no flaxseed either)
Good Season's Garlic & Cheese (no flaxseed either)

Lunch Meat/Hot dogs:
Nathan's hotdogs
Hormel Natural Lunch Meats (no flaxseed either)
Hormel Pepperoni (no flaxseed either)
Hormel Turkey Pepperoni (no flaxseed either)

Spreads:
WOW! SchoolSafe SoyButter Creamy tastes JUST like Peanut Butter!
IM Healthy Chocolate Soynut Butter
IM Healthy Soynut Butter

Pizza:
Ellio's Frozen Pizza (no flaxseed either)

Sauce:
Ragu Traditional Spaghetti Sauce (no flaxseed either)
Famous Dave's BBQ sauce

Chicken:
100% All Natural Tyson Chicken Nuggets (no flaxseed either)
Fast Fixin Chicken Nuggets (no flaxseed either)Look at label for ingredients

Potatoes:
Ore Ida Kringle Cut, Extra Crispy Fast Food, Waffle Fries, Tater Tots

Butter/Margarine:
Earth Balance margarine
Land O Lakes Butter

Cookies:
Nabisco Nilla Wafers
Nabisco graham crackers (cinn., honey, and choc.)
Teddy Grahams
Keebler fudge stripe cookies
Enjoy Life Foods Boom Choco Boom Crispy Rice Chocolate Bar 
Enjoy Life Foods Boom Choco Boom Dark Chocolate Bar
Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chip Cookies
Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chip Cookie Pack
Enjoy Life Foods Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chips:
Frito Lay's Fritos, not any flavored types! 
Cape Cod plain salted chips
Frito Lay chips (Lays, Tostitos, Rold Gold pretzels, etc.)
Act II Microwave popcorn-go by label will list sesame and flaxseed if ingredients.
Pirate Booty

Crackers:
Nabisco graham crackers (cinn., honey, and choc.)
Nu-World Amaranth snackers sweet BBQ, French Onion and Garden Veggie flavors (healfh food stores)
Wheat Thins plain, NOT any other type (some have dairy, etc) by Nabisco. Read ingredients!
Ritz original, NOT any other type (some have dairy, etc) by Nabisco. Read ingredients!
Nabisco Triscuits original, NOT any other type (some have dairy, etc) by Nabisco. Read ingredients!
Westminster Crackers sold by Daikin farms 1800-993-2546 and some supermarkets
Old Cape Cod Rounds bigger version of WestminsterCrackers
Nabisco graham crackers (cinn., honey, and choc.)

Baking:
Cherrybrook Kitchen boxed cookies and mixes
Betty Crocker (supreme brownie mix w/hersheys syrup)
Pilsbury (Classic Yellow, devils food cake)
Pilsbury frosting (choc. fudge, vanilla)
Bakers chocolate (semi-sweet mostly)
Hersheys choc. syrup
Hersheys cocoa powder
Parmalot choc. milk in the boxes
McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips

Candy:
Hershey's chocolate bars/regular kisses
Vermont Nut Free
Kit Kat's - Canada (still need to check on these)
Tootsie rolls and pops
Dum-Dum lollipops
Swedish Fish
Skittles
Dots
No Nuttin' 70% Dark Chocolate Chunks

Breakfast Food:
Kellogs Pop-Tarts (choc and vanilla cream, brown sugar cinn)
Kellogs Go-Tarts (Choc. and cinn. flavors)
Kellogs Frozen Waffles (homestyle)
Lucky Charms (regular)
Life Cereal (regular)
Enjoy Life Foods Cinnamon Crunch Granola
Enjoy Life Foods Cranapple Crunch Granola
Enjoy Life Foods Very Berry Crunch Granola
Quaker Regular Oatmeal, Quick 1  minute, Dinosaur Egg Oatmeal (no flaxseed either)

Condiments:
Heintz ketsup
Frank's Red Hot sauce
McCormick seasoning (not fancy stuff just plain seasonings like,
black pepper, bay leafs, basil, etc.)
Chi Chi's taco seasoning (no flaxseed either)
Chi Chi's fajita seasoning (no flaxseed either)
Chi Chi's restaurante seasoning (no flaxseed either)

Mexican:
Old El Paso Refried beans (no flaxseed either)

« Last Edited by joshsmom 10.14.2010 at 12:04:36 »


Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 09, 2011, 04:50:53 PM
OopsieDaisie
Member
Posted: 08.16.2010 at 12:12:49


Thank you so much for this list! Being the paranoid mommy, I always double check, but it is so great to have a good list of "hopefuls" already compiled. We use and love lots of these, and I see lots of new goodies to try, too! Yay!
 
We were recently on the hunt for barbecue sauce, and I emailed Famous Dave's... I got emails back from the president or CEO (can't remember which now) who has a peanut allergic child... He was very understanding of our needs. He then passed along the info to someone who could research the sesame issue. It took several weeks - but I finally got confirmation that they are free of peanut/tree nut/and sesame. Woo hoo!
 
So there's one to add to the list.

Oh - and we've had great responses from Pirate Booty as well. No peanut/tree nuts or sesame in Pirate Booty, but it's been about a year since I called.
 
Under restaurants - we have had great luck with Chipotle.


Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 09, 2011, 04:51:48 PM
PurpleCat
Member
Posted: 08.16.2010 at 06:12:07


Sesame is a new allergy for us and I haven't had time to research everything I like to use yet.
 
Thanks for the heads up for Famous Dave's BBQ sauce - I'll have to look for that one!


Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 09, 2011, 04:53:07 PM
joshsmom
Member
Posted: 08.17.2010 at 02:21:38


Peanut/Tree Nut/ Sesame free List continued...won't let me add anything else.

Mexican:
Old El Paso Tortillas (no flax either)
Old El Paso Taco seasoning (no flax either)
Old El Paso Taco shellls (no flax either)

Vitamin
L'il Critters Gummy Vites (no sesame or flax) They do contain coconut though.

Bread:
Pepperidge Farms Bread-white bread (no flax either) Check label
Pepperidge Farms Hot Dog rolls: (no flax either) Check label
Pepperidge Farms Party Rolls: (no flax either) Check label
Holsum Wheat Bread (Sara Lee): (no flax either) Check label
Holsum King White Bread (Sara Lee): (no flax either) Check label


Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 09, 2011, 04:54:47 PM
PascalTheCat
Member
Posted: 09.17.2010 at 08:48:16
 

sorry my list isn't organized! :misspeak:

French's plain and brown mustard
plain Cheerios
Rice Chex
Utz chips and tortilla chips (read label because some flavors are not safe)
Andes thin mints
Muir Glen pasta sauce, salsa and other tomato products
Old El Paso taco sauce and salsa
Cascadian Farms french fries, onion rings and other potato products
Goldfish crackers (except chocolate covered ones)
Progresso canned soups
Flintstones vitamins (some have coconut)
Bush's Baked Beans-all flavors
Progresso & Bush's canned beans
Betty Crocker potatoes-scalloped, mashed, etc.
Kikkoman soy sauce brewed in Walworth, WI only
Bigelow teas
Lindsey black olives
Berrio olive oil
Vlasic pickles--all flavors
Hershey's chocolate chips

« Last Edited by PascalTheCat 09.18.2010 at 09:35:24 »


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Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 09, 2011, 04:55:48 PM
joshsmom
Member
Posted: 10.11.2010 at 02:45:01


Tortinos Pizza rolls do not contain penauts, tree nuts, sesame seeds or flax seeds. Just got a call back from them this morning.


Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 09, 2011, 04:56:47 PM

[ Guest ]K
Posted: 10.20.2010 at 07:57:37
 

I did not check for nuts/peanuts, but I was told that Aunt Millie's breads with a code A are CURRENTLY made in a sesame free facility.  The code is on the package followed by about 8 numbers.  All other codes are not safe.

I don't know how safe code A is in terms of cross-contam risk. 

I would suggest that anybody interested contact them to confirm safety info.


Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 09, 2011, 04:57:51 PM
[ Guest ]K
Posted: 10.20.2010 at 08:16:24


This might also be an option:
http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/our_foods/bagels.html

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I checked that this was ok for sesame a while back (not sure about nuts).  Processing procedures can change, so people would want to contact the company to confirm safety info.

http://www.berlinnaturalbakery.com/

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I have noticed that more and more companies are labeling for sesame that is an intentional ingredient although some are better than others about controlling cross-contam risks.

General Mills and Kraft and Amy's have been doing it for a while, but I was told that even companies like Mars and ConAgra have started to label for intentional sesame (I'm not saying I trust the companies for safety because they each handle cross-contam and suppliers differently, but I'm happy to see more companies labeling for obvious sesame).



Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: LinksEtc on May 02, 2012, 03:42:01 PM
joshsmom
Member
Posted: 08.02.2010 at 10:09:39
 
Frito Lay chips (Lays, Tostitos, Rold Gold pretzels, etc.)

I was told that one type of their chips now contain sesame.



<<please note that the original date of this thread is 08/02/10.  Information regarding safety can and DOES change rapidly, particularly in restaurants.>>

Yes.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: chenson2 on October 17, 2012, 08:10:06 PM
New here, just got an allergy test that showed I was allergic to sesame seeds so now I am trying to find out exactly what I can eat.

here is one site I found that gave a list, not sure on the reliability.

http://www.gratefulfoodie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/NutFree-and-Sesame-seeds-free-snacks.pdf

I will call some product hotlines tomorrow and see what they tell me and I will report them here
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: SilverLining on October 17, 2012, 10:57:58 PM
I'm not familiar with all of the products, but many listed there I do consider safe.  (I'm allergic to peanuts and sesame seeds.)

However, I'm not in the US, and some products are safe in one country but not the other.

~~~

Since you are new to the allergy world, I just want to make sure you realize, there is no law requiring that companies label something as "may contain" if there's a risk of cross contamination.  You need to question different companies.

I'm also not sure whether sesame or sesame oil is required to be labeled if it's an added ingredient in the US. 
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: chenson2 on October 18, 2012, 04:30:07 PM
thank you for the response and the information.

I just heard back from a few companies. Digiorno says that sesame would be in the ingredients list if it was any part of the product.

Wheat thins said the same thing

Frito Lay said that they use absolutely no sesame or sesame product in any of their products (i called specifically for sun chips)

cheez its said they would label if there was any sesame as well.

none could promise with regards to cross contamination
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: LinksEtc on October 18, 2012, 05:52:37 PM
Frito Lay said that they use absolutely no sesame or sesame product in any of their products (i called specifically for sun chips)


Welcome to the board chenson2!

I don't remember what type of chips they had told me contain sesame, but I did do a quick search and found this older thread about Frito Lay and sesame:
http://allergy.hyperboards.com/action/view_topic/topic_id/18872

Here is a link to the Frito Lay page for that product:
http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/rold-gold-everything-bagel-pretzel-rings.html

You should be able to find lots of nutritional info on their products here:
http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/full-list-of-brands.html

Unfortunately, it's not uncommon to be told different things by different people at the same company.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: chenson2 on October 18, 2012, 06:45:45 PM
Thank you

that is interesting information, i will avoid those pretzels for sure.

i also called digiorno back and asked about cross contamination possibility. the rep i spoke to said they thoroughly clean and disassemble/reassemble machinery after producing each product. she assured me that there would be no cross contamination. i ended up eating some of the pizza and was fine.

i should note, im not really sure how severe my sesame allergy is. i went to the allergist earlier in the week and did the skin prick test and it showed a mild sesame allergy. i want to ask about blood testing or or getting desensitized to this if possible because i am paranoid now even though i havent had a bad reaction, if any.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: LinksEtc on October 18, 2012, 08:30:52 PM
i should note, im not really sure how severe my sesame allergy is. i went to the allergist earlier in the week and did the skin prick test and it showed a mild sesame allergy. i want to ask about blood testing or or getting desensitized to this if possible because i am paranoid now even though i havent had a bad reaction, if any.


You should follow your allergist's advice and avoid.  However, since you don't have a strong reaction history, I would request that the allergist perform an oral food challenge to confirm the diagnosis.

Here is some info on this type of test:

"Food Challenges for Diagnosis of Food Allergy"
http://allergycases.blogspot.com/2008/03/food-challenges.html

"Clinical Trials and Food Challenges"
"Why are food challenges important?"
http://www.faiusa.org/page.aspx?pid=425

Oral Food Challenges for diagnosis and management of food allergies
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/oral-food-challenges-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-food-allergies

Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: SilverLining on October 19, 2012, 09:42:17 AM
i should note, im not really sure how severe my sesame allergy is. i went to the allergist earlier in the week and did the skin prick test and it showed a mild sesame allergy. i want to ask about blood testing or or getting desensitized to this if possible because i am paranoid now even though i havent had a bad reaction, if any.

You should follow your allergist's advice and avoid.


I agree.  Initially my reactions were mild.  But I continued eating sesame (because we didn't know what I was allergic to) and the reactions got more severe over time.  I don't think that happens with everyone....but it obviously happens to some.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: chenson2 on October 19, 2012, 03:36:43 PM
Thank you for the advice. I am seeing him again on Tuesday and will ask. I do find it odd though that he did not warn me whatsoever about where sesame can hide on food labels. He told me nothing besides the fact that I had a mild skin reaction to it. If I had not gone home and researched the allergy, I'd have had no idea about how hard it is to avoid.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: SilverLining on October 20, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
Unfortunately, most allergists really don't know how to completely avoid an allergen. 

When I was originally diagnosed I was told by one allergist that since sesame seeds are so small they couldn't really do me harm.  Yet, I was reacting seriously just from eating bread that ran on the same line as sesame seeds.  Another allergist told me it was impossible to completely avoid sesame seeds because they are cross contaminated in "everything".  She tried to convince me that if I hadn't reacted in over 6 months then the diagnosis must have been wrong and I should go celebrate with a Big Mac. 
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: Sesamefree on July 10, 2013, 06:42:52 PM
 :grouphug:
Please help us update this list by filling out the form at:
Sesame Seed Safe Food List (sesamefree.org ) https:// docs.google.com/forms/d/1iGKK6qqQ0MBZmHmLrq4Qx7esa9yAnV4HetAniXWv78s/viewform
Thanks all.

We can get through so much as a group!
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: LinksEtc on July 12, 2013, 12:20:01 PM
Hi Sesamefree, welcome to FAS   :bye:!  I'm not a big fan of "safe" lists because they can get outdated very quickly, but they can be helpful as a starting point if people then confirm the information for themselves.  I had to take a space out of your link before it would work for me ... this is a helpful site to make links smaller http://tinyurl.com/.

I think you'll find that a lot of people prefer to just continue posting on their various site(s), but it's helpful to know about your site and you might also consider placing a link to our site and other sites with sesame info on your blog.

Feel free to come back and join us here at FAS anytime.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: LinksEtc on April 06, 2014, 09:36:34 AM
Just adding these links:


What do companies tell you about their labeling practices for sesame?


sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)



Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: LinksEtc on March 28, 2015, 04:42:32 PM
I'm wondering if this thread should be unstickied since it's so dated.



Thread about chips now containing sesame ... others no longer "safe"?
Lay's chips with sesame

Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: ninjaroll on March 28, 2015, 08:35:04 PM
FWIW it's at the end of the ingredient list called out in "spices" so I deliver the bad news that it's there along with the good news that the brand called it out on the label instead of hiding it in "spices".  I think it's listed as sesame extract.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: Marie on April 01, 2015, 01:19:41 AM
All products in the U.S. must list the top eight allergens.  This includes peanuts and tree nuts.  Sesame does not have to be listed in the U.S. However, there are a few companies that will list sesame.  General Mills will list sesame. You can look at the food allergy statement on their website. Call ConAgra Foods and Hillshire Farms.  I believe they will list sesame as well.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: Marie on April 01, 2015, 01:28:37 AM
Also call Frito Lay and Kraft.  I believe they list sesame as well.  Just double-check.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: gail on October 22, 2015, 01:07:47 PM
I have a strong allergy for nuts and sesame    I ate at Arys,   ordered Chicken strips and have a reaction    They told me they have 2 secret ingredients when I called corporate and they would not disclose if sesame was an ingredient    I am getting paranoid to eat anywhere,
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: Michelle on July 14, 2016, 11:19:04 PM
I was just recently diagnosed with nuts and sesame seed I came across this and it has relieved my nerves. Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: stormspotter on April 12, 2019, 07:47:40 PM
I was wondering about the Fritos, Tostitos ,  and the lays, I seem to be having trouble  with them. I get itchy and my lips swell. I’ve also got a soy allergy, as well as the peanut and the sesame and tree nut.  The DO NOT EAT, the Bachmans pretzels are made in a building where sesame products are manufactured, my lips swelled, I got itchy... cross contamination with those, otherwise they’re made in a peanut and tree but free facility. The Cc warning is under the allergy warning about the wheat.
Title: Re: Safe food list for sesame/peanut/tree nut: US Specific(08/02/10)
Post by: SilverLining on April 21, 2019, 10:51:52 AM
I am allergic to peanut, sesame, and assume nut.

I eat lays and Tostitos regularly.

I do not know mine are made in Canada or USA though.