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Had Reaction To Sun-maid Apricots

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I thought I was safe. I ate three. Was sitting outside having a smoke, as soon as I stood up it happened. I am home now because I had to leave work yet again. Has anyone else reacted to these?

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Not to their apricots, but to their dates. I was thinking it was because dried fruit has so much fiber. But, I emailed them to ask about CC and processing, and twice I got back a form letter about their raisins. After the first one, I wrote back and explained that I was talking about the dates, and 2 days later, another response about the raisins. So, no more of their stuff for me!

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Not to their apricots, but to their dates. I was thinking it was because dried fruit has so much fiber. But, I emailed them to ask about CC and processing, and twice I got back a form letter about their raisins. After the first one, I wrote back and explained that I was talking about the dates, and 2 days later, another response about the raisins. So, no more of their stuff for me!

ME EITHER!!!!

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Guest cassidy

I just bought some of their dried fruit. I wrote to them and also got the raisin letter but in there somewhere it says that all their dried fruit is gluten-free. It didn't say anything about what allergens are in the building, but I assumed that if all the fruit is gluten-free, then it would be ok. I haven't had a reaction.

Hope you feel better.

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Hi, I hope you feel better, too. I was sick as a dog from sunsweet mediterranean apricots and the only ingredients are dried apricots, sulfur dioxide ann potassium sorbate. This happened to me twice and I wonder if it is one of those preservatives. Do the sun-maid have the same preservatives? I love them and hate to see them go, but we can't lose any more days to this illness, can we? Lost too many already... :blink:

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heres what thye told me.. last year when I realy questioned htem, noting that somme of the companies dust lines with flour (to prevent sticking)

Debbie Sheward

to me

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May 19, 2005

Dear Mr. Trigili,

We do not dust the lines with flour. All of our dried fruit products

are gluten free.

Sincerely,

Sun-Maid Growers of California

Consumer Affairs

So thats what i know I also got this response...

May 18, 2005

Dear Mr. Trigili,

Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding Sun-Maid Raisins. We

appreciate your

concern over a possible connection between our product and your

health.

There are no additives or preservatives in our Sun-Maid Natural

Sun-Dried Raisins or our

Zante Currants. When the raisins are ready to be processed, we clean

the raisins using

large aspirators (vaccums), graders, and shakers to remove stems, dirt,

and other foreign

objects.

We then do a very thorough washing in fresh water which not only

rehydrates the raisins,

but also serves to move the raisins along the conveyor systems during

processing. There

are no additives used to coat the raisins.

Sun-Maid Golden Raisins are cleaned in much the same way, although

these raisins are

treated with the preservative sulfur dioxide. This form of sulfite has

been used for

centuries to prevent darkening of the fruit during the drying process.

Sulfites also help

preserve the vitamin A and vitamin C contents of foods. The ingredient

listing on all our

packages are complete and accurate, and should be read carefully.

If you do have any further questions, we suggest you contact your

family physician. They

are the best source for proper advice.

Sincerely,

Sun-Maid Growers of California

Consumer Affairs

So I htink they are safe from a gluten stand point.

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Guest BERNESES

I got REALLY sick from them (probably had like 3). have no idea why but won't touch them again.

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Guest Robbin
I got REALLY sick from them (probably had like 3). have no idea why but won't touch them again.

I did too! I mean major D and stomach pain/acid. I've been limiting my snacks to 50 calories so I only had 3 the first time I got sick--thought it HAD to be something else (love them too much) and tried a couple about a week later and got knocked down again. Very weird. These were sunsweet brand, not even the same brand. I still wonder about the sulfur, though.

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As many of you know I don't have celiac, my hubby does, but any dried apricots bother me (extreme gas) and the preservative is sulfite, an allergen for me, which makes me have a bowel movement (when I drink wine that has sulfites in it, I get the same reaction). So dried apricots give me a tummy ache as well.

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I have reacted to the apricots too! Majorly sick three times. I am wondering about the sulfite allergy or if I am just allergic to them. Last time, I swore them off and won't eat them again. There is something in them that definitely makes me very sick. I thought it may be their fiber content, but I felt so bad, I don't think that was all there was too it.

Monica

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Yeah, all of these reactions to Sunmaid dried fruits seem strange to me. I am extremely sensitive to gluten, but I make trail mix with the Sunmaid apricots, raisins, and golden raisins (along with craisins and plain nuts), and I eat it every single day without having any problems (as long as I don't eat too much of the dried fruit). It's too bad that so many of you have reactions because this can be a great snack and source of energy.

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Sulfur Dioxide Allergy:

 

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-risks-sulfur-dioxide-dried-fruits-3921.html

 

I have found that too much fruit will make me sick at my stomach. Always best to dehydrate fruits yourself to avoid the possibility of contamination. :)

 

I'm quickly learning how to juice, make smoothies, and adopt a more plant based diet that avoids most of the allergens (gluten, soy, dairy, unnatural sugars, etc). I am so happy someone finally learned to diagnose this issue properly! Being told you just have IBS and being given medications that don't work and sometimes make it worse was a nightmare.

 

How to dehydrate fruit yourself:

 

http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=diy_turn_summers_fruit_into_natures_candy

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Sulfur Dioxide Allergy:

 

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-risks-sulfur-dioxide-dried-fruits-3921.html

 

I have found that too much fruit will make me sick at my stomach. Always best to dehydrate fruits yourself to avoid the possibility of contamination. :)

 

I'm quickly learning how to juice, make smoothies, and adopt a more plant based diet that avoids most of the allergens (gluten, soy, dairy, unnatural sugars, etc). I am so happy someone finally learned to diagnose this issue properly! Being told you just have IBS and being given medications that don't work and sometimes make it worse was a nightmare.

 

How to dehydrate fruit yourself:

 

http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=diy_turn_summers_fruit_into_natures_candy

You are responding to a post from 2006. Products change over almost 8 years.

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