Almond, Vanilla Extract... Is There Nuts?

Baking By oschneiderfritz Updated 19 May 2013 , 4:03am by Smallfrye

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oschneiderfritz Posted 18 May 2013 , 8:32pm
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AI need to know if there is nuts in vanilla or almond extracts? Also with using ingredients for making buttercream frosting. Thanks

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shanter Posted 18 May 2013 , 9:37pm
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The ingredients labels on the extracts should tell you. I don't think vanilla has nuts. Almond extract does, but there is an imitation almond extract that doesn't. What ingredients for making buttercream would possibly have nuts?

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kazita Posted 18 May 2013 , 9:51pm
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AI personally hate almond flavoring in buttercream but that's just my taste

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jason_kraft Posted 18 May 2013 , 10:02pm
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AIt's possible that the extracts could be contaminated with nuts, you would need to contact the mfr to confirm.

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shanter Posted 19 May 2013 , 3:15am
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Aren't labels required now to say "made in a facility that processes nuts" if there's even the slightest possibility they could cross-contaminate?

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jason_kraft Posted 19 May 2013 , 3:22am
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Aren't labels required now to say "made in a facility that processes nuts" if there's even the slightest possibility they could cross-contaminate?

Nope, you are only required to list the common name of any of the top 8 allergens in the ingredients if the allergen is in your product. Food allergy groups are working on making the cross-contamination warnings required, as of right now they are entirely voluntary.

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AAtKT Posted 19 May 2013 , 3:38am
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I always have the cross contamination warning on... It is a standard part of my labels... just because I didn't use say peanuts in my recipe, doesn't mean that I don't use peanuts in my kitchen... Then again, I try my best to err on the side of caution...

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Smallfrye Posted 19 May 2013 , 4:03am
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McCormick brand almond flavoring is made out of almond bitter which is made from peach or apricot kernels/pits. They are very helpful if you call and ask them 1-800-632-5847. I would call them and ask. Hope that helps

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