December 3, 2008
Watch Out for Hidden Allergens
I start this blog entry with...UGH! Those of us dealing with our child's food allergies have heard over and over, check and double check ingredients of every food you buy every time you buy it. Campbell's is a well-known company and I generally trust their labels. I was a bit discouraged though on my most recent trip to the store. Campbell's has a new line of soups out called Select Harvest. It's marketed as a healthier choice, without MSG or artificial flavors. Be careful! Their Chicken Tortilla soup contains peanut oil. It's listed in the middle of the ingredient list, but it is not in bold type nor is there a warning statement anywhere else on the label. I know Campbell's did their job by listing it in the ingredients. I just thought that by now, bigger companies would at least put the top allergens in bold letters, if not have a separate warning statement.
It's a good reminder that it really is important to read every label every time.
Posted by Ann Marie at December 3, 2008 12:58 PM
Hi I just found this weblog! I wanted to add to this post- we just had a problem with a similar thing. Our daughter became very sick after eating one brand of soy yogurt. It was our own fault; we stopped reading the ingredients once we got to "live cultures". Who cares what the live cultures are individually called? Guess we should have. Turns out one of them is derived from cows milk.
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