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just curious if anyone has heard if m&m's are still gluten free? now that they are making pretzel filled m&m's i wasn't sure if cc is a risk now.

Not sure, but getting an honest, forthright answer out of Hershey, would be nothing less than a miracle. They have never been a "Celiac" friendly corporation.


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Not sure, but getting an honest, forthright answer out of Hershey, would be nothing less than a miracle. They have never been a "Celiac" friendly corporation.

M&M's are made by Mars, not Hershey. I would call and ask if they are made on shared equipment.


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M&M's are made by Mars, not Hershey. I would call and ask if they are made on shared equipment.

Oooop... :blink: Still true about Hershey.


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I called Mars a few days ago and asked if the pretzel M&Ms were made on the same equipment as all of the other M&Ms. The answer was yes. She said that the equipment is broken down, cleaned, and sanitized after runs. That being said, there is always the chance of cc. Needless to say, I am extremely disappointed in Mars at the moment.

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I called Mars a few days ago and asked if the pretzel M&Ms were made on the same equipment as all of the other M&Ms. The answer was yes. She said that the equipment is broken down, cleaned, and sanitized after runs. That being said, there is always the chance of cc. Needless to say, I am extremely disappointed in Mars at the moment.

I just got a different answer today, Aug 4. I sent an email asking about cc and got a direct phone call back, so the person apparently had time to research the question before she called me (at least I hope so). She told me the new pretzel ones are made on separate, 'overflow' lines. They're still made in the same building, but not on the same equipment, as all the other products. I even referenced this post, saying someone else was told they're made on the same equipment - she said that was not accurate.

She did say I may want to watch out for special holiday colored M&M's since they are sometimes made on overflow lines. She also couldn't guarantee that airborn CC doesn't happen.

I'm hoping you got the automatic canned response they give everyone ('shared equipment, but cleaned really good in between...'), such as for peanut allergies, because I'd like to still eat M&M's. I wrote a new post about the phone call.

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