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Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2006 - 10:28am
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Stephi, if you react from contact, does that mean you willl also react from ingestion? There are so many unknowns.

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2006 - 1:25pm
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Quote:Stephi, if you react from contact, does that mean you willl also react from ingestion? There are so many unknowns
Like most things concerning allergies------ I have nooooo idea.
But the fact that the pea touching her skin made her have a hive, I would assume it would have the same kind of effect on her "insides." KWIM? hives in mouth, at least, I would think.
She reacted to the pea (via contact), and tested positive on the RAST. (although she did test negative to the SPT) I have to wonder, though, that she must have had some sort of previous reaction (contact, ingestion?) to pea that I completely overlooked. How else would she come up with the "peas have peanut butter" statement?
So, I guess, the answer to your question is I have no idea what her ingestion reaction (if any) would be like. Allergist wants to wait until she's older and more verbal to do an oral challenge.
For me, I like to look at the whole equation. reaction history + test results.
You could come back with a list of a million foods from a test that you're "allergic" too, but then never have a reaction.
So, we avoid the pea--- even though we don't really know if its really any danger to her at all. Better to err on the side of caution, right?

Posted on: Thu, 12/14/2006 - 9:34am
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Just wanted to let everyone know that I heard back from Campbell`s regarding the pea I found in the Bean and Bacon Soup. It has never had peas before and the ingredients did not list peas. Plus there were only two peas in the entire can, so it appeared to be a mistake. They asked me to send it to them for testing. I sent it for testing and just heard back. My letter says that their "food technologists confirmed the object to be a pea". They offerred no explanation and sent me some coupons. I would really really like to know how it got in there.

Posted on: Thu, 12/14/2006 - 12:29pm
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Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is so frustrating!!@!!
Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
She assured me, repeatedly, that there was 'no possible chance' of cross contamination from the lines due to their cleaning procedures. I asked about possible shellfish cc, lentils,[b] peas, [/b]etc. "No." She stated how closely they work with FAAN, and that they clean their lines extremely well due to the training they've received from FAAN re CC. They require their sub-suppliers to supply them with evidence that there is no cc as well. She was adamant. (I was wondering why, then, did they want to test the can?)
Carefulmom, would you be willing to fax your letter from Campbell's to FAAN and ask them (maybe Darcy) what is the appropriate course of action? I understand that peas are in the top 8 but still, wouldn't some type of 'notice' be appropriate in this circumstance?
Grrr!! [i]"No possible chance." [/i] I'm furious.
[This message has been edited by Gail W (edited December 14, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 12/15/2006 - 5:43am
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Gail W., I emailed you last night--did you receive it? If you want, I will fax you the letter. I called Campbell`s this morning and left a message for Elizabeth. I have not heard back. If you want I can call FAAN next week. Dd`s egg challenge is Monday. If you want, I can call FAAN Tuesday. I was hoping to hear back from Elizabeth at Campbell`s that maybe they are trying to figure out how the pea got there.

Posted on: Tue, 12/19/2006 - 7:22am
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Okay, spoke with Elizabeth at Campbell`s finally. She really did not seem at all concerned at how the pea got in there, and said it is "proprietary information". (I am so sick of that phrase). She was speechless when I asked if they were going to do a recall. After a long silence, she said no, because I was the only person to report this. Meanwhile, today dd ate some Campbell`s Double Noodle Soup and she found a star in there, clearly cross contamination from Campbell`s Chicken and Stars. Here we go again.....
Gail W., do you want me to call FAAN about the pea?
[This message has been edited by Carefulmom (edited December 19, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 12/20/2006 - 12:19pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Carefulmom:
[b]Gail W., do you want me to call FAAN about the pea?
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Yes, please, if you can find the time that would be great. I think FAAN should be aware of this. It's possible that they may be aware of another similar incident.

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 12:34pm
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Okay, I finally had the time to call FAAN. It seems like with the 3 hour time difference every time I had a chance to call was when they would be out to lunch or else when they were already gone for the day. I spoke with Deb who is great. She is the one I spoke with when we had the Van De Kamps incident. Deb told me to report it to the FDA. I don`t know why I did not think of that. So I called the FDA and left a message, have not heard back yet. I have a feeling the FDA will not do anything unless there is a reported reaction due to the pea. We`ll see.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 1:02am
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I heard back from the FDA yesterday. She took a report and said it is up to her supervisor whether it gets investigated or not. They wanted information off the can, which I did not have, since Campbells required me to send them the can when it was tested.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 9:56am
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Thank you so much for your follow through, Carefulmom. I appreciate your updates.

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