Kosher labels / tuna

Posted on: Sat, 02/02/2002 - 3:58am
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Sorry this involves dairy allergy-not peanut-but I hope someone can help. I have two cans of Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore Tuna in water. One lists hydrolyzed casein as an ingredient and says also "U" in a circle followed by "D". The other lists no dairy ingredients and says "U" in a circle followed by "PARVE". Can anyony tell me what this means? Can my dairy and peanut-allergic DD eat the latter one? Thanks.

Posted on: Sat, 02/02/2002 - 6:20am
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BS312,
If you don't get a answer try this web-site for dairy or other food allergies besides peanut, It's great!
[url="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POFAK"]http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POFAK[/url]
Good Luck getting your question answered!

Posted on: Mon, 04/04/2005 - 2:08am
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Anyone has experience with bumbel bee product? I contact them last week and got the following reply and I don't know the meaning:
Thank you for your recent inquiry about our Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in
Water.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued Food Allergen Labeling Guidelines
which focus on the Major Food Allergens, which have been estimated to cause
more than 90% of all food allergic reactions. For the purposes of this program,
the Major Food Allergens have been defined as the allergenic proteins from:
1. Crustaceans (such as crab, crayfish, lobster, and shrimp)
2. Eggs;
3. Fish;
4. Milk;
5. Peanuts;
6. Soy;
7. Tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts/hazelnuts,
macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts); and,
8. Wheat.
It is Bumble Bee Seafoods policy to label the presence of the major food
allergens in its retail and foodservice products using simple English terms on
ingredient statements so that even a 7-year-old can understand how to read a
label. Some food ingredients and constituents of ingredients are allergenic,
producing a rapid hypersensitivity or allergic reaction in sensitive
individuals. These allergic reactions can cause critical illness in allergic
consumers.
As a processor we have made a comprehensive effort to inform consumers about
the presence of allergens in our products including the declaration that our
seafood items CONTAIN: FISH.
Thank you again for your interest in our products.
Thank you,
Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs
Lingling

Posted on: Mon, 04/04/2005 - 3:48am
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Here is a link to FAAN and frequently asked questions about milk allergies:
[url="http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens.html#milk"]http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens.html#milk[/url]
Here is their quote about kosher labels:
Can I rely on Kosher symbols to determine if a product is milk-free?
The Jewish community uses a system of product markings to indicate whether a food is kosher, or in accordance with Jewish dietary rules.
There are two Kosher symbols that can be of help for those with a milk allergy: a "D," or the word dairy, on a label next to "K" or "U" (usually found near the product name) indicates presence of milk protein, and a "DE" on a label indicates produced on equipment shared with dairy.
If the product contains neither meat nor dairy products it is Pareve (Parev, Parve). Pareve-labeled products indicate that the products are considered milk-free according to religious specifications. Be aware that under Jewish law, a food product may be considered Pareve even if it contains a very small amount of milk. Therefore, a product labeled as Pareve could potentially have enough milk protein in it to cause a reaction in a milk-allergic individual.
An additional note:
I once asked an Orthodox Jewish coworker about the basics of the Kosher rules. I was trying to figure out if it would help me with avoiding eggs. My memory of what she said is:
Meat and Milk products are never served together. Foods that are Pareve (milk-free) can be served with either dairy or meat. Fruit, vegetables, eggs, grains, etc. would all be Pareve. She also said that fish is not considered meat, so it could theoretically be served with dairy but usually isn't because of tradition rather than law.
I hope this helps.

Posted on: Mon, 04/04/2005 - 4:53am
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I was just sitting down to a tuna sandwich, while checking today's posts....and saw this one on tuna. By then I was already halfway through the sandwich. It didn't occur to me that there would be anything in the tuna besides FISH! Wrong again....
Safeway chunk light tuna (that I bought prior to my PN diagnosis) contains: chunk light tuna, water, salt, vegetable broth, hydrolyzed soy protein.
What is in vegetable protein?
Well, I guess I'll be finding out shortly if I shouldn't have eaten this! (Though, come to think of it, Safeway claims to label for allergens....)
Cheers, Adele

Posted on: Sat, 11/19/2005 - 11:59am
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Quote:Originally posted by lhua:
[b]Anyone has experience with bumbel bee product? I contact them last week and got the following reply and I don't know the meaning:
Thank you for your recent inquiry about our Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in
Water.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued Food Allergen Labeling Guidelines
which focus on the Major Food Allergens, which have been estimated to cause
more than 90% of all food allergic reactions. For the purposes of this program,
the Major Food Allergens have been defined as the allergenic proteins from:
1. Crustaceans (such as crab, crayfish, lobster, and shrimp)
2. Eggs;
3. Fish;
4. Milk;
5. Peanuts;
6. Soy;
7. Tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts/hazelnuts,
macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts); and,
8. Wheat.
It is Bumble Bee Seafoods policy to label the presence of the major food
allergens in its retail and foodservice products using simple English terms on
ingredient statements so that even a 7-year-old can understand how to read a
label. Some food ingredients and constituents of ingredients are allergenic,
producing a rapid hypersensitivity or allergic reaction in sensitive
individuals. These allergic reactions can cause critical illness in allergic
consumers.
As a processor we have made a comprehensive effort to inform consumers about
the presence of allergens in our products including the declaration that our
seafood items CONTAIN: FISH.
Thank you again for your interest in our products.
Thank you,
Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs
Lingling[/b]
Wow, was that sarcasim or what...Don't these people realize we want to purchase their products and just want to make sure they are safe..I won't buy from them again

Posted on: Sun, 11/20/2005 - 12:55am
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i cant wait till 2006. it still makes me mad that labeling for cross contamination isnt going to be a law, yet!! anyway, i always buy tuna for my cats and it always says soybean on the label. i read it in case theres anything in it that my sons allergic too. read everytime, no matter what it is!

Posted on: Sun, 11/20/2005 - 2:16am
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I didn't take that as sarcasm. I think that is probably a standard answer, and that consumers often ask why they have the statement "contains: fish."

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