Need one last thing for 504 plan...help!?!?

Posted on: Sun, 01/26/2003 - 12:06am
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I need a simple explanation of how to read a food label for the schoolstaff to understand without confusing them...
Yes, of course I know, but I want a simple explanation to add to my son's 504 plan(this plan is a lot work!) for tomorrow's meeting. This is all I am missing. I am looking for a simple explanation about "May Contain" and "Manufactured in."
The key words we look for....

Of course when you are looking for it you can't find it, then when I have this info,I will see it everywhere [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

All in a nut shell.....
Ginger

[This message has been edited by Ginger (edited January 26, 2003).]

Posted on: Sun, 01/26/2003 - 1:27pm
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Ginger, I'm not sure I understand your question correctly, but when we read labels, we look for any reference to peanuts or nuts, arachis anything, and the allergy alerts that either list pnts or nuts or have the declarations about being manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts/nuts, may contain pnts/nuts and manufactured on shared equipment (or something like that...don't have any in my house to give you the [b]exact[/b] wording!)
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Be safe,
~Dawn~

Posted on: Sun, 01/26/2003 - 10:09pm
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Hi Ginger,
I have a list that I use. I've sent you an e-mail.
Stay safe,
Rhonda

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 8:32am
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Ginger,
I've told the staff at my daughter's school to look for "allergy labeling" for products that have allergin listings in BOLD letters, or an allergin statement. If the packaging does not have this type of listing (which would declare the peanuts/nuts VERY plainly) then they must check with me. I also provided them with some samples (clipped from boxes, etc) of the different kinds of allergy labels. You think with the universal use of 'nutritional labeling' they could have some universal allergin labeling....grrrr.
Diane

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