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By on Sat, 07-15-00, 06:32

Visit [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] for information about both large Canadian and American food manufacturers and how they may or may not be labeling their products correctly.

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By on Thu, 01-23-03, 05:45

I often find myself referring people to [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] for manufacturer information. I just went there now to see if I could find any of the Snack and Beverage companies that fall under the auspices of Procter and Gamble but it's too late for my mind to think. At any rate, I did find that the website has been up-dated with MORE manufacturer information yet again. Kudos to Steve.

What I did do, and I think this would be okay with Steve is just copied the whole page re food allergies. Of course, if you want to click on any of the links, I'm sure you'll have to visit the [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] website but I thought by posting this people could actually see what I'm talking about and why I refer people there.

Also, I'm going to start another thread with the website name in the title. I was a newbie when I started this thread and Food Labeling doesn't quite cut it for me right now.

Here goes:-

Helpful Information About Food Companies
and Food Allergies

The information on this page has been compiled by Steve Kinsley, a
Canadian Registered Dietitian. For further information about Steve's
training and background click here.

What Some Food Companies Do To Warn Consumers About Potential
Food Allergy Risks

Those who live with food allergies, or those who provide or send food into
settings where food-allergic children learn, play or receive care, need to ensure
that a food company's products are as safe as they can make them. This can
be a time-consuming task, so in this area of my site I've attempted to
summarize what some food companies' policies and practices are which may
(or may not) address the needs of those responsible for providing food-allergic
people with meals that are as safe as possible. Use the information as a
quick summary for specific food companies and what they do to inform
customers of potential food allergy risks. The companies are listed
alphabetically within various categories.

If you live in the U.S., you may also consider putting yourself on the e-mail
notification list of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, to receive alerts
about companies who have recalled food products due to accidental
cross-contamination with food allergens in their manufacturing plants. In
Canada, a similar e-mail notification service is available through the Canadian
Food Inspection Agency. Click on either link to go to the pages where you can
subscribe to these free e-mail notification services.

With few exceptions, specific food products are not included in the information
below, since their safety from a food allergy perspective may change over
time. This page is primarily intended to let you know whether or not a food
company consistently puts food allergy alerts on their packaging, or whether
they say they have taken the necessary precautions to prevent
cross-contamination with food allergens during the stroring, manufacturing or
packaging process. Contact information has also been included for the
companies listed - it is always best to contact the company to ensure that
the information contained on this page is up-to-date. Contacting food
companies with your food allergy questions also helps promote their
awareness of this important issue. Please note that there may be
differences in the safety of food products from one country to another -
any differences between Canada and the U.S. of which the author is
aware have been noted in the pop-up pages for specific companies.

Bookmark this page for future reference - I will continue to add and change
information as I learn about it. If you have food allergy information about other
food companies not listed on this page, please feel free to contact me, and I
would be more than happy to add your information as soon as I have time!

The following table groups companies into various categories, according to the
predominant types of food products they make for the general consumer
market. Click on the links for the companies to open a new smaller window,
and find out more about what they do to warn consumers about potential food
allergy risks associated with their products. Information in the following table
is not (except in a few specific instances) intended to provide details about
specific food products. Instead, it focuses on the company's policy about
placement of food allergy alerts on their product packaging.

Please keep in mind that it is always best to contact the food
companies yourself to find out information about specific food
products. Food allergy risk status can change quickly and without
notice for specific products.

Cereals, Cookies, Pastries, and
Diverse Food Products
Dare
Duncan Hines (Robin Hood
Multifoods)
General Mills
Hostess/Frito Lay
Kellogg's
Kraft
Maple Leaf Consumer
Services
McCain Foods
Nabisco Brands
Nestle
Old Dutch Foods
Pillsbury Canada
Quaker Oats Company
Chocolate and Confections
Cadbury/Trebor
Allan/Neilson's
Concord Confections
(manufacturers of many well
known brand names such as
Dubble Bubble, Bubble Blox,
Candy Blox, Razzles,
Tongue Splashers, Candy
Stampers, and Tear Jerkers).
Hershey's
Jacobs Suchard Canada
(distributors of Terry's
Chocolate Oranges and now
a similar Raspberry product)
Nestle
Dried Fruit Products
Reinhart Foods (producers of
Dalton's and Jaffa brands
dried coconut and
dried/candied fruit)
Sun-Maid Growers of
California
Sun-Rype Products
Fast Food Restaurants
Dairy Queen
McDonald's
Wendy's
Grocery Store Chains
Dominion/A&P/Ultra Food &
Drug/Food Basics
IGA/Sobey's/Price Choppers
Loblaws/Zehr's/No Frills
M&M Meat Shops
Safeway
Ice Cream Products
Chapman's
Dairy Queen
Good Humor-Breyer
Nestle

Looking for
information
pertaining to
Australian or
European foods,
food companies, or
food labelling
practices? Click
on the links above!

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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