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Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2000 - 12:19am
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pSee under Products - Americans are desperate for Canadian Smarties! I'm wondering if somehow we could work out a thing where we pair one Canadian with one American to send Smarties to unless they get something worked out with a big company as posted in that thread started to-day. Do you know what I mean? That way, one American only won't be receiving all of the Smarties and one Canadian won't be responsible for sending all the Smarties either. Any ideas? I actually find this really cute because I've always loved Smarties and have my little anal retentive way of lining them up in rows based on their colour. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] I'm saying too many things lately that will make people question my sanity! Best wishes!/p
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Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2000 - 12:37am
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pHi Everyone - Please check my thread under Manufacturers (Food) Safe Unsafe for an informative email and article received from Kraft Canada. This company seems to be paving the way for allergy awareness - I was shocked to find out Kraft is co-sponsor of the children's book "No Nuts For Me" and a training video for staff of manufacturing plants concerning the dangers of cross-contamination. Check it out - from the wonderful response I received they are not only on top of the allergy problem, they welcome inquiries about it to decide future initiatives within the company. Take care, everyone, Carolyn (Welcome back redtruck!)/p

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2000 - 6:58am
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pPlease look later tonight or tomorrow under Manufacturers, the thread about Post Cereals (owned by Kraft Foods). I will have, by then, posted the response I received from Kraft Canada re Post Cereals. They are "safe" and I'm really pleased with the response I got from them! Best wishes!/p
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Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2000 - 10:49am
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pHey everyone!br /
You know what I find strange, most of what you are saying on this thread is readily available fron the activators at the Allergy and Asthma Information Association. And the letter to the MP thing, the AAIA is involved with the CODEX meetings (the international body that makes agreements on labelling) they also work with the ALLERGY BEWARE program people, the ones who help create the training programms in large companies that manufacture foods. May I suggest that you all join this organization that has been around for 30 years. They were also instumental in creating the Anaphylaxis handbook for school boards to help educate school and daycare personnel. They also give workshops and seminars and have support group meetings and write to the gov't and the airlines and lots of other stuff that you haven't accutually thought was being done to help you and your family. Just a thought./p

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2000 - 12:59pm
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pCanada, great information thank-you. You should have stepped in a lot sooner and told us so we wouldn't have been doing such a back and forth and wasting so much board space! I think that's the argument that some people have for a Canadian based FAN, all the information would be in one place whereas the Canadian information tends to be spread out and we're just not sure where to go. Now, with your post we are, but if you're new to the internet and new to PA and new to this site, you kinda get in here and start posting and unless someone comes along that has the information that you have and posts it, then of course we're going to continue to muddle through things as best we think we can. Do you know what I mean? When our children are diagnosed with PA, we are very often not given any further information about who to contact for more information etc. I knew of AAIA simply because I have environmental allergies and then I re-contacted them when I learned both my children had asthma. But, I was given literature from AAIA when my son had his 2nd asthma attack. I wasn't given any literature from any organization when he had his 2nd anaphylactic shock thing. I'm not saying that I should have been. It's just that if you're not given information on where to follow-up you sometimes don't know where to start and then get terribly overwhelmed. I know, for me now, when I'm trying to search out information on PA I automatically go to [url="http://www.cadvision.com/allergy"]www.cadvision.com/allergy[/url] to see what links they have and so far they've been sufficient for me but that doesn't mean they're sufficient for everyone else. Thank-you again for posting this really useful, informative information and I really wish you had stepped in earlier and told us where to go. Best wishes!/p
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Posted on: Sat, 10/07/2000 - 1:25am
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pHi Canada, good points in your last post.br /
The letter to the MP's would serve as complement to the work of the association and makes them aware of the problem and let them know that their constituents are concerned about this issue, so when the time comes to make decisions (and since they are the ones who do this) they will already be somewhat savy to this problem. We'll embark on this after the election.br /
Anyway, that was the premise behind the letters to our MPs, and of course they would turn to this CODEX for their cooperation and lead.br /
Any other suggestions welcome./p

Posted on: Sat, 10/07/2000 - 11:23am
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pNow I'm having trouble accessing this thread! I'm trying a post to see if I can read it./p

Posted on: Tue, 10/10/2000 - 1:18pm
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pPlease see "Safe" Snack Lunch List for School under Snacks, Recipes, etc. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Fri, 10/13/2000 - 10:55am
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pThe thread on the Smarties for Americans (under Products thread) is really cool Cindy!br /
Its good to see Canadians helping out their American cousins!/p
p[This message has been edited by redtruck (edited October 14, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Fri, 10/13/2000 - 4:22pm
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pNewmarket, Ontario - local newspaper The Era Banner had an article about a man charged with conspiring to murder his PA son-in-law by having slip a peanut into his food!/p
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pNewmarket, Ontario - local newspaper The Era Banner had an article about a man charged with conspiring to murder his PA son-in-law by having slip a peanut into his food!/p
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Posted on: Sun, 10/15/2000 - 2:24pm
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pRegarding Smarties....br /
I'll reprint the email i received last month in regards to Smarties, as I posted in "Halloween ideas" thread./p
pFrom: [email]network@anaphylaxis.org[/email]br /
September 25, 2000 /p
pThis alert was created by Nestl/p

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ps/p
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Posted on: Sun, 10/15/2000 - 2:27pm
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psorry, this came out three times for some reason!/p
p[This message has been edited by redtruck (edited October 16, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Tue, 10/17/2000 - 1:50pm
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pRedtruck, I'd like to thank-you for the great post re Smarties. I recognize that that took a lot of time and effort on your part (especially if you're not a typist). I know I'm adding to my # of posts, but I also know that I really appreciate it if someone actually thanks me for information I've worked hard to supply. So, kudos to you and many thanks! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2000 - 4:40am
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pThere is a thread re Oreos? under Manufacturers and it seems to be fairly sorted out as far as Americans go. I have posted a 1-800 # for Canadians and we need to determine what Oreos are not "safe" for us. If anyone can use the # before I do, please feel free. As I've noted before, I'm better with the computer than the phone (two screaming munchkins in background when I try to use it [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ). I think we need to get the safety of Oreos sorted out for ourselves. Best wishes. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2000 - 5:36am
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pPlease see post under Manufacturers re Hostess Frito Lay - Canada. It's really positive. Also, please look later tonight, if interested, for a post re Subway sandwiches which isn't positive. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2000 - 12:36pm
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pThanks for the complement Cindy! When I see you contributing so much to these boards, I feel i should also do my part at least once in a while. So, obviously, thank you, for all your good work...keep it up!/p
pNow that the Oreo cookie situation is solved (minis are the only ones to beware of, but basically, you can trust the labels on Christies's...so just read them), we can find out of some others items, as was brought up on another thread...Sara Lee cakes, Pepperidge Farm, and McCain cakes...are they ok? has anyoned checked on them? Are their labelling practices good?/p

Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2000 - 1:19pm
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pI'm wondering if any of the information you want to check out Redtruck would be on the [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] website. I'm not clear. I don't buy any of the brands that you've mentioned. I did have to e-mail and then call my local Subway sandwich franchise to-day re cookies that are offered in their Kids Pack. Our school is interested in having them as part of a fundraising thing. Well, as it turned out, NONE of the cookies are "safe". They either all have peanuts in them or have been cross-contaminated with peanuts. So, I had to go back to the school and suggest that Jesse's class be able to receive the Subway sandwich but not the cookie (I have to give the school a list of "safe" cookies, which is okay). At any rate, I got to thinking, and I'm wondering if I should ask them if they could have all of the cookies except PEANUT BUTTER brought in. I'm trying not to tick people off at the school but I'm also really concerned about the residue issue when you have the whole school eating subs and cookies on the same day each month. I don't think I'm overreacting in asking them to ask specifically NOT to have the pb cookies. Also, currently, my comfort zone allows me to feel okay about Jesse having the Subway sandwich even though the cookies have nuts in them, but I'm even questioning that. I just feel really confused about how to handle this diplomatically. This is from a school that has decided to call itself "Reduce the Risk" and although I applaud a lot of things they have done differently this year with regard to Jesse's PA, the Subway thing is already pretty well in place and without me knowing 'til yesterday. Oh well, enough rambling, and I recognize it should have been started as a different post under Schools. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 12:58am
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pA couple of things I've posted under Manufacturers under the appropriate thread.br /
I was able to check the mini-Oreos to-day in the grocery store and they definitely do say "may contain", as Redtruck has confirmed we definitely have this one sorted out.br /
Then, IGA store brands Our Compliments and Smart Choice are now labeling "may contain" where they previously weren't. Best wishes!br /
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Posted on: Sun, 10/22/2000 - 3:01am
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pWANTED - Canadians who are willing to hook up with an American and send them Smarties! Please see separate thread re this under Main Discussion also. I know a lot of Canadians have already matched themselves up with different Americans to send them Smarties, but now there is an "official" thread! LOL!br /
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2000 - 12:31am
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pIn regards to house brands, no name brands, and store brands...br /
As i believe was mentioned way earlier (didnt have time to check back), but we must be very careful of these brands, since because they usually source products from many different suppliers and because the frequency of their changing suppliers, labels may not be as accurate as most of us would want (i.e. "may contain traces"...)br /
So be careful with Presidents Choice, No Name, Smartchoice, etc./p
pBut like you Cindy, I have noticed better labelling lately by these housebrands...for eg. i have noticed some "may contain" warnings on some No Name brands, which for sure wasnt there several months ago.br /
Hopefully, this is a growing trend!/p

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2000 - 1:03pm
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pI haven't seen anything posted on this site regarding the November 2000 Conference: Anaphylaxis Emergency Protocol. For those who don't know about it, this is a half day educational forum hosted by the Anaphylaxis Network of Canada. The date is Sunday, November 26, 1-5 p.m. at the Hugh McMillan Centre Auditorium. I have not visited the Networks website to see if the conference is mentioned, but you can check at [url="http://www.anaphylaxis.org."]www.anaphylaxis.org.[/url] Speakers include allergist Dr. David Hummel, Dr. Dan Cass, an ER Physician at St. Michael's, Canadian MedicAlert Foundation, and others./p

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pThanks Adams mom, have the paper in front of me, not sure if my wife will be able to attend./p
pIn case there's anyone out there who doesnt already receive food recall warnings:/p
p"Food Recall" items and instructions for joining or leaving this subscriptionbr /
service can be found at [url="http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca/english/corpaffr/foodrecalls/subscribee.shtml"]http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca/english/corpaffr/foodrecalls/subscribee.shtml[/url] /p
pHope that site works, if not shorten it and go to the appropriate links...they email you everytime there is a food recall...and its free!/p
pToronto Star...today.../p
p Chocolate bars pulled from stores /p
pSome European candy labels fail to warn of peanuts By Tanya Talagabr /
Toronto Star Medical Reporter/p
pSome European chocolate bars are being pulled off store shelves for failing to providebr /
peanut warnings. A national recall went out Saturday after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found 20 kinds of chocolate bars manufactured in Poland, Hungary, Latvia andbr /
Germany contain high levels of peanut residue but have no warning labels. /p
pPeanut protein traces found in the bars are strong enough to trigger a life-threateningbr /
reaction in someone allergic to peanuts. /p
pThis being Halloween, parents shouldn't be spooked that some of these bars will windbr /
up in their kids' loot bags, says Ken Marcynuk, national manager of the agency'sbr /
office of food safety and recall. `These are the large chocolate bars, not the kind you'd give out for Halloween,'' he said. /p
pThe bars are sold under the brand names Alpen Gold, Sprengel, Gyori and Mauxion Fine. /p
pThe recall was triggered after Dr. Peter Vadas, director of allergy and clinicalbr /
immunology at St. Michael's Hospital, did a random study of 46 products last week. /p
pVadas went across the city and purchased chocolates that didn't indicate on the labelbr /
that the product may contain peanuts. /p
pHe found that almost 30 per cent of the tested products contained peanuts. /p
pShocked, he immediately called the federal inspection agency. It did its own test andbr /
then issued the national recall.br /
`These findings are very alarming, since people suffering from peanut allergy mustbr /
protect themselves by avoiding products that put them at risk,'' Vadas said. Peanutbr /
allergies can cause a potentially deadly anaphylactic reaction. /p
pHappy Halloween!/p

Posted on: Tue, 10/31/2000 - 6:19am
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pHey, Redtruck, totally off-the-topic of your post, but P. Vadas is listed on the allergy testing result form sheet thing (did I make that sound obscure enough?) that I received from my kids' allergist yesterday. They did not see Dr. Vadas, they saw Dr. Z. Jancelewicz and then underneath his name on this form is Dr. P. Vadas. Dr. J. does have a Toronto office, I think the Dundas Street W./Roncesvalles area and upward from his telephone number, which he is at all week except for Mondays when he is in Collingwood.br /
I was going to ask him yesterday if he was associated/affiliated with St. Joe's in Toronto as that would seem to be the hospital closest to him but in the commotion of what was going on, I didn't. At any rate, I'm wondering if his associate is the same doctor you have mentioned above./p
pAlso, on topic, I know I have posted it somewhere, it was from the Quebec Regional Office of AAIA, but they had a list of "stuff" re PA and they said to NEVER buy European chocolates, so I never do./p
pBest wishes and have a safe night! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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pI'm in Barrie Ontario and my sons school has a reduce the risk program in place school wide, educating the student, teachers and parents about pa. My son does wear his epipen in the epibelt when he's at school. I ordered the epibelt from Allergy Essentials in Nepean Ont, it was the only company I could find in Ontario to order pa products and anaphylaxis educational materials from./p

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2000 - 2:54am
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pKristin 10, we're in the same school district! I'm VERY interested in hearing EXACTLY what your son's school is doing to "reduce the risk". My son's school has decided to call themselves a "reduce the risk" school but I'm not clear that they're doing all that much whereby they should label themselves that way. Anyway, I'm really interested in hearing more. If you would like to contact me, I'm at *****************br /
Thanks and welcome to the Canadians thread!br /
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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p[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited November 15, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2000 - 11:57am
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pHi Adams Mom/p
pI am going to go to the Conferance you mentioned and my son is also a patient of Milton Golds. He also told me that you cannot judge how severe the allergy is by the size of the wheal. He did not give me any level or rating, he just said that my son is allergic to peanuts. After signing up with this website and reading about everyones test score I called him back and questioned him about it all. The only thing I can come up with is that they handle PA differently in the States.br /
My sons first( only hopefully last) reaction was hives.I've heard a lot of horror stories and I still feel like I'm in a slight state of denial that is why I want to go the Conferance so that I can get some educated answers to my questions (No offense meant everyone--I'm sure you all know what I mean!)br /
Maybe I'll see you there!...Carolyn/p

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2000 - 12:39pm
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pPlease see under Schools, the response I got from Ontario Ministry of Education to an e-mail I sent Janet Ecker in the summer! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Actually, sorry, please see it sometime on Thursday./p
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p[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited November 02, 2000).]/p

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pGood for you Carolyn,br /
Please bring back some information for us while you are there...I think it is great you can get to the Conference....If possible I'd be there...it sounds like a great source for information.br /
Maryanne/p
p Quote:Originally posted by care:br /
[b]Hi Adams Mom/p
pI've heard a lot of horror stories and I still feel like I'm in a slight state of denial that is why I want to go the Conferance so that I can get some educated answers to my questions (No offense meant everyone--I'm sure you all know what I mean!)br /
Maybe I'll see you there!...Carolyn[/b]/p

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pHi Carolyn/p
pI do plan do attend./p

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 2:06pm
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pPlease see Cayley's Mom's post under Media re PA Article in The Toronto Star. She has provided a link to the article and it is wonderful. I'm simply posting this "forward" because I know Cayley's Mom is swamped right now or she'd be doing it herself. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2000 - 8:19pm
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pKatiesmom, I was very interested in your post. I live in upstat New York. I was always told children can not carry their medication to school and Chris could not carry his epi-pen. when he started JR.high they gave me papers that now he could carry his stuff with him. Do you know how long this law has been in effect? It really doesn't matter now because as I said he is in Jr. High. They have always told me it was the state law that he could not carry anything. I am just concerned because I have 2 other children. I did not have a lot of help back 14 years ago because this allergy wasn't as well known as it is now. Thank you Claire/p

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pFor anyone in the UK, there is another good website :br /
[url="http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/"]http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/[/url] /p
pwhich you might like to try. It is similar to the Canadian one shown earlier in this thread, but not *quite* as detailed in some respects./p
pHappy Surfing [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]/p
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Nick (PA sufferer)/p

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 1:37am
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pClaire, please remember that Katiee, Morgansmom, and myself all live in Ontario. We have all posted in a separate post (under Main Discussion about whether you feel okay about your child carrying an Epi-pen), that our children were basically MADE to by the school. I know that my son was required to, as soon as they knew of his "condition", they asked me to purchase a fanny pack so that he would have his Epi-pen on him. They do not expect him at 3-3/4 years old or even now at nearly 5 to administer the shot himself, but they want the medication that close to his person should something happen. /p
pCarrying of meds will vary from state-to-state, province-to-province, and even school district-to-school district. Christopher has managed fine without you have having to worry about it. Your other two children aren't PA are they? You would have to check to see if there is a state policy for New York state and if not, then a policy with your particular school board. It can be both frustrating and overwhelming. /p
pNick, only Canadians allowed! Only kidding! Actually, I had asked Gwen if she would start a British thread, but she is from Northern Ireland so obviously it was a terrible faux pas on my behalf and one has not been started. Perhaps you'd like to...../p
pWhy is it I always have to suggest to other people to start threads? C'mon. Then I get in trouble for starting so many threads. Please Nick, you start the British equivalent of the Canadians thread. I think it would be really positive for everyone! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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pHi BabyBri's Mom,/p
pSo glad to hear from someone locally. I have also been trying to locate a support group in Toronto. If you do find one, please e-mail me. Thanks./p

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pHi Cindy - I hate to be nit-picking here, but I feel I have to point out that Northern Ireland is part of the UK, while Ireland is just Ireland. Gwen is from Ireland, which is why she didn't want to start a UK thread, but that would be wonderful if Nick started one./p
pI think I have my brain wrapped around this UK thing correctly - feel free, anyone, to correct my assumptions! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 10:02am
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pCayley's Mom, I believe you are absolutely right! I don't want to say anything further re this because I know it would come out sounding terribly politically incorrect. It's Northern Ireland that wants England out of their country. But, Gwen didn't feel comfortable starting a British thread and was peeved with both of us for referring to her as British, so she has to be from the liberated from England part of Ireland. Yes, you're right! Sorry. You know me, I certainly don't mean to upset or hurt anyone and since I know, for a fact, that Nick is from somewhere in ENGLAND, I thought it would be perfect if he started the British thread.br /
Does that make sense? Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 2:04pm
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pPlease see my posting re Christie's under Manufacturers. I am not too pleased! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 2:32pm
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pPlease see copy of e-mail I received from Nestle Canada to-day re Smarties Shaker Balls and the inconsistency of their "may contain" warning. It's under Smarties Shaker Balls under the Products heading. Kudos to Nestle again! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 6:38pm
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pOk, ok, now what have I started!! Cayley's Mom, you are right, I'm from Republic of Ireland and the 6 counties which constitute the North are under English rule. The UK/Britan is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland. I have nothing at all against any of these countries, it's just that - they are different countries! I really didn't mean to sound peeved when you assumed I was English, I'm sorry if I did (I certainly have an English surname!)./p
pCindy, I have no problem in starting a UK/Ireland thread because we face mostly the same issues as each other because of the high volume of export/import between us, not to mention our close proximity to each other. I just haven't been able to find something to start the thread off with. Unfortunately, I don't know anything about pa with regards to schools as it's not something I have to deal with (and hopefully won't ever need to). So, as soon as I come up with something, I'll start the thread off./p
pSl/p

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 9:41pm
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pGwen, I'm sorry for being so ignorant about the Irish/UK/England thing, especially, when actually presented with books on the matter (The Name of The Father, etc.) I am usually very clear.br /
Also, is Slante (and how did you get your computer to make the accent over the e) a bad word? This comes from someone who didn't know what LOL meant 6 months ago! Best wishes and I certainly hope you took no offense as that is the last thing I intended. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 10:00pm
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pI've started the "UK" thread and Gwen has joined me there already!! How about that!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]/p

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 11:06pm
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pCindy, /p
pI don't think you are ignorant at all - what do I know about Canada and the US??/p
pSl/p

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2000 - 8:57am
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pPlease see the thread I started to-day, under Legislature, for Ontario, for Children with Severe Disabilities. It is just starting as a thread, but it is Canadian specific, and actually Ontario specific. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2000 - 9:00am
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pWhy is this thread going wonky on me?/p
pPlease see under Legislature - Children Who are Severely Disabled, Canadian specific, in particular, Ontario. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Fri, 11/24/2000 - 2:54am
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pHi there everyone, it has been a long time since I have posted anything but the other day something happened that worries me. My daughter goes to sparks and they were having a baking night. The leader told me she was looking at the smarties for the cookies because I had told her Nestle products were safe, well they had a may contain label on them. I have read the posts about smarties and which are supposed to be safe and this bag was one of the "safe" ones. Has something changed with Nestle? I would appreciate any help you can give./p
pMichelle/p
p[This message has been edited by Mich (edited November 24, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Fri, 11/24/2000 - 4:03am
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pSorry can't help you with the smarties...but am interested in the answer./p
pAdams Mom, are you still going to the conferance this weekend? Anyone else going? (it's in Toronto). Unfortunately I will not be going. Our family has plans to attend something with my daughter and there will definately be nuts there, I'm torn because I think I should leave my son with a babysitter but he will be very upset because he is looking forward to seeing one particular little boy. Anyway because I don't want to leave him out he will be going but I couldn't or wouldn't feel comfortable not being with him when I know there is a risk of a reaction. Does this sound ridiculous??br /
I really wanted to glean some info from the conferance and now I don't know if my sister will be going as her little one is still in the hospital SO if anyone goes please share the info you get!!br /
(The "No Nut Zone " stickers were available at the last conferance apparently--we mentioned them on another thread or this one a while ago.)/p

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