Wilton Fondant-Allergy ??????

Decorating By shellycakes123 Updated 8 Apr 2009 , 3:48pm by pastryjen

shellycakes123 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 12:30pm
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Does anyone know if WF is safe for people with nut allergies? Do they make the fondant on equepment that uses nuts etc...

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luvsfreebies72 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 12:34pm
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hmmm good question... I went and looked at my can of meringue powder and it doesn't say it was manufactured on equipment that processes tree nuts and peanuts... the wbsite doesn't say anything either. I would give them a call if it's an issue

pastryjen Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 12:43pm
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Please contact them. I did sometime ago and was not impressed that a lot of the products I was using was not labelled with warnings. I have posted some information on here but I can't find it through the search.

shellycakes123 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 12:46pm
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ok I will...maybe ill refrain from using it...im doing a barbie cake...icon_sad.gif ill call though

LadyD1625 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 12:47pm
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All their literature says is "certified kosher" - by law, they're required to report if their materials are produced in a factory that also processes nuts!

mrswendel Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 12:55pm
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I did notice on the Wilton gel colours that I bought a couple of weeks ago that they did have a label on them stating they were "made in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, egg, milk, soy and wheat products"

SUELA Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 12:57pm
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The only nut type product that comes to mind is the peanut butter candy melts.

About a year ago another Wilton instructor in my area did a class for mothers who had kids that were severly allergic to nuts, without any issue. Mind you I don't know if they did fondant.

luvsfreebies72 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 1:14pm
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Originally Posted by LadyD1625

All their literature says is "certified kosher" - by law, they're required to report if their materials are produced in a factory that also processes nuts!


I know of no such law. I do know they are trying to make it a law. It's my understanding that a lot of food manufacturers do put that on the label as a CYA measure

jammjenks Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 3:32pm
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You could always just make your own. Several good recipes on CC.

pastryjen Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 3:48pm
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Originally Posted by SUELA

The only nut type product that comes to mind is the peanut butter candy melts.




All the Wilton candy melts may contain traces of peanuts and nuts - the packages are just not labelled. That means they are NOT safe for consumption by anyone with a sensitivity or allergy.

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Originally Posted by SUELA

About a year ago another Wilton instructor in my area did a class for mothers who had kids that were severly allergic to nuts, without any issue. Mind you I don't know if they did fondant.




This is scary...As posted, the paste colours in the larger containers are not peanut/nut free - they've just recently been labelled. The colours that are in the smaller containers (ie princess colours set or the pooh bear colours) are safe.

This topic is near and dear to my heart and scares me to death.

Just found my e-mail - Fondant - no peanuts or tree nuts in it but tree nuts are present in the facility - according to Wilton who add that the information they gave me is "to the best of our knowledge believed to be accurate."

DON'T USE THE FONDANT...MAKE YOUR OWN! thumbs_up.gif

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