Is coconut now considered a tree nut?

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By carpediem on Thu, 07-19-07, 17:14

I read somewhere that the government is now classifying coconuts tree nuts? Have you heard this too?

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By gw_mom3 on Thu, 07-19-07, 18:00

Yes, they are. I read it on this board somewhere. The basic discussion (concern) was that companies might take products made on shared lines with coconut and then put the blanket statement "may contain tree nuts". I think the consensus is that they have to put the specific type of nut though.

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By gw_mom3 on Thu, 07-19-07, 18:17

Here are some threads I found about it:

[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/008626.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/008626.html[/url]

[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/008994.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/008994.html[/url]

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By Isabelle on Sat, 08-04-07, 02:02

I didnt know coconuts were considere atree nut??? And Are they supposed to label May contain nuts in bold if there is a nut in the ingrediants. You can see my topic under grandchild and Stop and Shop Oreo Cake, Ireally need lots of help and info.
Thanks
I didnt even ever think about lagumes being in the nut family as I have read here, he does not like too many peas or beans and Im glad we never forced himto eat them

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By carpediem on Tue, 08-07-07, 07:33

Unfortunately, companies don't have to label for cross-contamination (in a "May contain traces of..." statement). I've discovered that just because a company has an allergen statement (in the form of a "Contains..." statement), doesn't mean that they label for cross-contamination.

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