June 5, 1996

Peanut Anaphylaxis From Food Cross-Contamination-Reply

Author Affiliations

President Baking Company Atlanta, Ga

JAMA. 1996;275(21):1637. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03530450026023

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In Reply.  —We are very aware that some people have allergic sensitivity to certain food items, even in trace amounts and take extensive safety precautions during our manufacturing process to properly handle ingredients as well as to label packages completely and correctly. Our plants are inspected twice a year to be sure they fully comply with federal good manufacturing practices.Situations such as the one described here are unusual. Nevertheless, we regret that the problem occurred and apologize to Dr Kemp.