ConAgra - Let\'s Get Started

Posted on: Thu, 04/19/2001 - 2:39am
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pOK, the kids are back at school and healthy. My brain cells are shaking off the cobwebs. Time to get back to work./p
pLet's aim the start of our ConAgra campaign for Monday, April 30th. So far, the brands we are targeting are Kid Cuisine, Banquet, Chef Boyardee, and Healthy Choice, as well as ConAgra as a whole. Here are some questions I would like to include - please feel free to post any others, or email me if you prefer:/p
p1. Does your company use labeling to warn consumers of common food allergens used as ingredients?/p
p2. Does your company use labeling to warn consumers about the possibility of cross-contamination with common food allergens?/p
p3. Do you include toll free numbers for consumers with food allergy concerns? Are your staff trained to address these issues?/p
p4. Would you be willing to have a company representative come on our board and discuss these policies?/p
pFor ConAgra, I would like to request that they have a consistent policy used by all their brands./p
pSince I am so computer challenged, I am going to type ConAgra's web address below as a test to see if it becomes clickable - I will hopefully be able to do this for all the brands!/p
p [url="http://www.conagra.com"]www.conagra.com[/url] /p
pAmy/p

Posted on: Thu, 04/19/2001 - 2:42am
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Guess I'll try again -
[url="http://www.ConAgra.com"]www.ConAgra.com[/url]

Posted on: Thu, 04/19/2001 - 7:32am
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goingnuts-- your links are clickable. =) all you have to do is type in the www. (whatever) .com (or org, etc) and it will be clickable.

Posted on: Fri, 04/20/2001 - 2:11am
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Thanks - I see it is really a matter of making sure I have all the "casing" correct.
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2001 - 1:29pm
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Goingnuts-
I am ready to get started! Did you read my message on the other thread regarding Swiss Miss? I would really like to include them also. Let me know what you think after you read it.

Posted on: Sun, 04/22/2001 - 5:07am
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I'm all for adding Swiss Miss, but I think we may have to yield on ConAgra to all the Nestle activity. I'll see what happens this week, but I think many people are consumed with what is going on with Nestle Canada.
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2001 - 4:56am
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OK - sillyfeline has done a ton of work narrowing down which ConAgra companies we need to target. Please see her thread under the Manufacturers Forum "ConAgra".
sillyfeline - just so you can get a feel for how the ConAgra E-mail Campaign will probably go, read the first post in this thread on the Kellogg E-mail Campaign. Here is the link:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum23/HTML/000009.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum23/HTML/000009.html[/url]
First we need to set a date for the Campaign. Usually no more than a 2 week lead time is needed, so we don't lose any momentum. May I suggest either Tuesday May 29th (Monday is Memorial Day) or the following Monday June 4th? This will give us time to sort out issues and also let members who don't check the boards daily to find out what we're doing as a peanut-allergic community.
[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.com[/email] has also expressed interest in sending an e-mail to all members who wish to receive PA.com information letting them know of any upcoming campaigns. Chris's support and help during the Kellogg campaign was invaluable, and we're glad he'll be supporting us in the ConAgra and future campaigns.
s.f. - do you want to copy and paste your ConAgra information from your thread in the Manufacturer's Forum or do you want me to do it? That info will no doubt be the definitive list around which we form this campaign. Thanks again for all your legwork on this!
Let's go everyone! Feedback!

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2001 - 8:26am
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OK folks, I'm ready to roll when you are. Either date is OK by me.
Re Silly Feline's research (as well as my own), I would suggest that we eliminate Chef Boyardee from our list, as they do appear to be totally safe. Swiss Miss Cocoa is safe; puddings are not. Banquet and Kid Cuisine are not made on equipment that is cleaned between runs, but is not dedicated. Healthy Choice needs to be addressed as well.
So, please post any other ConAgra brands you want to target, and we will include them in the action. Depending on the final number of brands we decide on, we may have to stagger the dates that we contact them. And of course, we must address ConAgra itself.
Sorry if this is rambling, but I'm rushing out the door for a pick up.
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 05/17/2001 - 1:25am
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Absolutely! You know I am with you on this. I don't know how to move a thread, so if somebody could do so or offer instructions, that would be great.
As for ConAgra, they are buying & taking over companies faster than they can handle ~ their name doesn't even appear on all the labels yet ~ and for most of the brands, they don't even KNOW the answers. And it's not like you can boycott what you can't even tell is theirs.
The dairy products are processed in a dairy-only plant, & Hebrew National is held to kosher standards, so they are very open about their practices, even e-mailed me lists for each product.
Beyond that, this company's practice is not to actively keep track, much less label, & were actively hostile when I tried to report a reaction, continuing to insist there are no records of allergic reactions ever happening. Furthermore, I got responses only after sending 37 e-mails. It's exasperating.
Please let me know what we can do to force them into accountability. There are 3 million peanut allergic peope in the U.S. Labelling saves lives. One of them mine.

Posted on: Thu, 05/17/2001 - 1:48am
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sillyfeline - Amy (Going Nuts) is in the process of starting to draft letters to ConAgra to get the campaign off the ground, so we should be really in the thick of things as far as activity by next week (most people don't check the boards during the weekend).
Another thing! How in the heck can ConAgra say they don't have any documentation for reactions if they aren't willing to take the information on YOUR reaction!! I guess that's why they don't have any, because they try to scare the people off who report reactions. I have a FDA contact # where anyone can report an allergic reaction to a food product, which I will post as soon as I find it.
Also, you may contact me off the boards, if you wish, so I can bring you up to speed on things like moving threads (which you can't actually do, but you can cut and paste posts), etc.
Carolyn

Posted on: Thu, 05/17/2001 - 1:54am
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Here is the link to FAAN's page for reporting allergic reactions to the FDA. Scroll down and you'll find an e-mail address, regular address and phone #'s for each individual state.
[url="http://www.foodallergy.org/govlist.html"]http://www.foodallergy.org/govlist.html[/url]
Good luck!

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