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Posted on: Sat, 09/23/2000 - 1:39pm
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pWelcome back Cindy~yeah you're long-winded but so what! you make up for the short winded ones or the ones who read post after post and sometimes don't have the time or take the time to answer. Glad to hear that school is going well with Jesse./p

Posted on: Wed, 09/27/2000 - 4:32am
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pOk as some of you know I am having trouble pulling up this board to read it, so thought that if I maybe sent something some magic would happen and I would be able to read this thread...if not I will start a new thread!!...Carolyn/p

Posted on: Wed, 09/27/2000 - 6:58am
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pCare, your message did get through okay but then if you're still having the same difficulty that you were, then you won't even know this! Also, at this time, I wanted to post something re MedicAlert. There are a few threads running about this on the board. In the Main Discussion under MedicAlert it mentions the membership fees. Well, there seems to be a difference between the fees in Canada and The States. I went to [url="http://www.medicalert.ca"]www.medicalert.ca[/url] to check out the Canadian membership and it is a $50.00 one time lifetime membership. Then, if you go to the American website [url="http://www.medicalert.com"]www.medicalert.com[/url] you can get information about their initial fee and then the annual fee. Just another slight difference between our two countries and one I thought perhaps worth noting in this thread. Best wishes./p
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Posted on: Thu, 09/28/2000 - 12:10am
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pI made it to this thread. My browser does not show page #2 and 3 but when I clicked on the area where the number should be I was transferred to this page! Halelujah!br /
I wanted to get on this thread so that we as Canadians can discuss what we have found out regarding products that are either safe or unsafe. I have been told that Canada has better labelling than the US, is this true.br /
Also how many of you use Betty Crocker cake mix thinking that it is safe? My sister called the company yesterday and after many questions has found out that is not safe as they do have nuts in the plant. I was told by somebody that Betty Crocker is safe--I guess too that this all depends on your "comfort Zones".br /
We live in Brampton Ontario. I have 3 daughters (11, 9 7) and my son is 4(PA)/p

Posted on: Thu, 09/28/2000 - 5:10am
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pCare, I think it would be really good if you went into the Comfort Zones thread in Living with Peanut Allergy and posting your comfort zone there as you're relatively new to the board. Yes, all of us have different comfort zones. Even though my son is anaphylactic with peanut products, I do feel comfortable purchasing products that have been manufactured in a plant that does have peanuts in it. I NEVER buy any "may contain" products, but I have only had to call a couple of manufacturers out of concern. For example, one of my favourite suppliers is Christie's and I know that they have peanut products in their plant. But, until I'm given reason (i.e., him having a reaction) to do otherwise, I'm comfortable buying stuff that is manufactured in a plant that has peanuts in it. But, that's my comfort zone and it certainly doesn't mean it has to be everyone's. I was also interested in seeing The Daddy post in that thread because he had posted that they have a zero tolerance policy towards peanut products. Then, there are other people that I know that still buy the "may contain" products for their PA child. We're all different people with different comfort zones. I had always believed that we labeled "better" in Canada, but, as Redtruck has pointed out, manufacturers are not legally required to put the label on although most of the bigger ones do. He was going to draft a letter we could send to our M.P.'s re this very issue. I'm glad that you managed to get into this thread okay and it would be wonderful to have all of your input, especially for those of us who have comfort zones like you knowing about the Betty Crocker cake mixes. Do you know what I mean? Anyway, so that means your magic dust does work! Best wishes!/p
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Posted on: Thu, 09/28/2000 - 9:04am
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pCare, actually I just had an idea. Why don't you start a Canadians thread under the Manufacturers (Safe and Unsafe) heading? That why it will have all the information you're interested in in one thread rather than throughout the whole Canadians thread that you have to sift through. What I've found is that I usually post Canadian specific information in the Canadians thread and then if it has something to do with School or something I'll post it there too or vice versa. But you have a really great idea that does deserve it's own thread because we are different from The States re our labeling and stuff and even the food we have, so why not start one there and then if you feel like it come back and post your info on this thread too? Does that make sense? I know that I started this thread off by saying that I didn't mean to offend any Americans or people from other countries that were on the board, which was not my intention. The whole thing is, Smarties, for example in The States are a totally different candy (in some part of The States anyway) than Smarties we have here. I really think you have a good thread starter there and then you'll have all the information you want in one place rather than having to go through this whole thread all the time. Also, have you checked out [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] that is supposed to keep up-to-date on safe and unsafe food? They do seem to be really good although someone on the board did find a mistake they had made and had to contact them. Just thinking..... Best wishes!/p
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Posted on: Mon, 10/02/2000 - 6:58am
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pTrebor Allan pre-packaged loot bags are "safe" again. I will write down and then type out here their very detailed, informative response later./p
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Posted on: Mon, 10/02/2000 - 7:01am
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pThere is another thread on the board under Manufacturers re Oreos and there is some difficulty again with that thread with American and Canadian information. I was only able to check the large Oreo cookies to-day in the store, not the mini-packs, but the only "may contain" warning on the regular size Oreos is on the Rainbow coloured chips instead of the regular brown coloured chips. The Rainbow ones have a "may contain" warning. I wasn't able to check, as I said, the mini packages, but I'm fairly sure, as Cayley's Mom has posted in that thread, that they are not "safe". Best wishes!/p
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p[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited October 02, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Mon, 10/02/2000 - 8:40am
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pPlease see my posting under Manufacturers re Trebor Allan for the e-mail I received to-day from Cadbury. The Super Surprise Bags are now considered "safe" again. It's a pretty long response and I don't want to post it twice. Thanks./p

Posted on: Mon, 10/02/2000 - 8:52am
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pI have just contacted Kraft Foods by e-mail re Post Cereals who they own. I purchased Honeycomb and Shreddies to-day. But, I didn't find their labeling as clear as Kellogg's or General Mills, so I wanted to confirm if the cereals were, in fact, "safe". I will let you know what response I get from them as soon as I do. Best wishes!/p
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