Lists of unsafe food for PA

Posted on: Thu, 06/06/2002 - 9:50am
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pIs there a consolidated list of unsafe snack foods (I know that it wouldn't have them all) that is available on the web, to give my son's school?/p

Posted on: Wed, 08/06/2003 - 8:14am
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Does anyone have a list they have used for school? The school is asking to have a unsafe list of products containing peanut and nuts to send home to all the parents in our class.I have a few things from this site but has anyone made an extensive list for the school? Thanks....... I need help with this one [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 08/06/2003 - 9:11am
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I think it is more practical to give them a list of what [b]is[/b] acceptable, with the understanding that the list can change at any time. The list of unsafe things is just too vast and mind-boggling!
I suppose you could give them a general guideline that unlabeled commercial baked goods and most packaged ice creams are out.
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 08/06/2003 - 9:17am
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Ginger- I don't think such a list would be helpful because it would be incredibly long and because it would be out of date by the time you sent it out. New peanut and tree nut-containing products seem to be appearing all the time. It might be more helpful to have parents read the ingredients and to let them know what ingredients should be avoided. For example, do you want them to avoid peanut flour and peanut oil as well as actual peanut? Are you allowing them to send in "may contains"? What about "manufactured in a facility that processes tree nuts"? And then there are products with no labels, such as bakery items (which are probably not safe). This can get really complicated. IMHO, a peanut and tree nut-free classroom or school greatly reduces the risk but is not fool-proof. Good luck.

Posted on: Wed, 08/06/2003 - 9:36am
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Thanks for the quick response!!
I felt the same way, the 504 coordinator wanted me to make a list of unsafe and safe foods. Then on the safe list, she didn't want me to list any manufacturers name since they change from safe to unsafe very quickly. They are sending the letter out next week and I am not sure what I want to put into the food lists. What SAFE food lists are out there?

Posted on: Wed, 08/06/2003 - 9:51am
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Do a search under safe snacks or school snacks. I think I saw a thread on this somewhere but you better update and call on the company again.

Posted on: Wed, 08/06/2003 - 1:26pm
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Ginger, I posted a Safe Snack and Lunch List that I'll re-raise for you. It is Canadian specific. But what I thought is that maybe it could give you a start in compiling your own list and then you simply up-date it as the need may be.
It has worked really well for me with my son's school (except last year, the year from He**) and was actually from school board material I received.
Again, Canadian specific, but it might just get you started.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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