reaction to two bites of Kix Cereal:
I want to know
if Kix Cereal is manufactured in the same facility with other products that
contain nuts? My son is allergic and I need to know.
Dear Mrs. R:
Thank you for contacting
General Mills concerning the ingredients in our products. As manufacturers and
consumers, we understand your concern about potential allergens in the foods
you eat. Our primary goal is to provide accurate information, and we believe
this is best accomplished by referring to the specific ingredients listed on
each product package. This is the most current information for your
Our products are labeled for the top 8 allergens
(peanuts, tree nuts, dairy products, eggs, soy, wheat, crustaceans, and fish)
plus sesame, sunflower and mollusks. We label for these allergens using CONTAINS
and/or MAY CONTAIN lists located directly below the product’s ingredient list.
CONTAINS means that the allergen(s) is included in the product’s recipe. The
allergen(s) will be listed in the ingredient list, and also in the CONTAINS
statement just below the ingredient list. MAY CONTAIN means that the
allergen(s) is not in the product’s recipe but could be present as result of the
manufacturing process regardless of our best efforts to exclude it. These
allergens will not be included in the ingredient list.
Both CONTAINS and MAY CONTAIN mean that if you
are sensitive to the specific allergen(s) in the list, no matter which way it
is listed, you should avoid this product.
ingredient and allergen information is for the package in hand. It is not
intended for other packages of the same product. Ingredients may vary from one
package to another due to product reformulation. If you have allergy concerns,
please carefully read the ingredient information on each package.
We hope this information helps you. You may
also want to contact the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) at
1-800-929-4040, or visit their web site at www.foodallergy.org.
Although they cannot provide specific ingredient information regarding a
particular product, they are a good resource to help in the management of your
allergies and sensitivities. We appreciate your interest. Please contact us
again with any further questions or comments.
I found out from others that General Mills does
indeed manufacturer their products in the same facility with peanut and nut
products. These people were told that they have a great airborne filtration
system for airborne allergies and that all their peanut and nut products are
manufactured on a dedicated line. I don't know about you, but I think I would
like to be given the choice of whether or not it is safe for my child to eat
the cereal. Why can't they just put on the label that their products are
manufactured in the same facility as peanuts and nuts. I appreciate how careful
they are, but I don't know these people on the manufacturing lines and I have to
trust them to label the the cereal box if a mistake occurs. I don't like that.
The email that was sent to me is also just a formatted letter that General Mills
sends to any parent asking about allergies in their products. I found it online
where someone else had posted it.
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