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Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2002 - 12:59pm
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Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2002 - 9:52pm
Janet Laflamme's picture
Joined: 02/08/1999 - 09:00

Just finished. I'll clue in family members to send their thoughts as well. Grandma's count on this product!

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2002 - 10:30pm
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

I just want to remind everyone that regular mail usually has more impact than email, so even if you've emailed Nabisco, sending a letter also (even if it's pretty much the same message as in your email)would be great.

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2002 - 10:30pm
Noslo's picture
Joined: 04/25/2000 - 09:00

Send my email too. Great idea to include Granparents. My Dad was upset when I told him his special cookie time with our son could be coming to an end...they love to split their OREO's together.

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2002 - 10:41pm
abers's picture
Joined: 10/11/2001 - 09:00

Done. Several friends and family are also writing. Here is what my father wrote -- I thought it expressed it nicely:
I was distressed to hear that your company intends to manufacture Oreo cookies containing peanutbutter. Please do not manufacture them on the same factory lines as those used for the regular product.
Manufacturing the new product on the same lines as the regular product would have two consequences, one inconvenient, the other extremely dangerous for those with a potentially fatal allergy to peanut. For those who know of the change, a previously reliable, easily found snack will have to be avoided. For those unaware of the change--this group of course includes children who cannot yet protect themselves--there is a substantial
risk that they will consume small amounts of
contamination and suffer anaphylactic reactions from which they may die.
A company as large and well established as NABISCO can surely diversify its product line without endangering lives.

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 12:12am
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Joined: 03/22/2002 - 09:00

I have sent the Email and will tell all of my friends to do the same! Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 2:09am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

This must be "peanut allergy activism day" for me.... four phone calls, two letters, and two e-mails... all before 9:30 am local time!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Here's what I sent:
Please carefully consider the production of the new product "peanut butter Oreos" to help keep some of your most vulnerable and LOYAL consumers safe- peanut allergic children. They cannot eat most cookies and snack foods because these foods are made in shared facilities or even on lines which contact peanut products. Therefore, whole families, classrooms, and schools rely upon Oreos to be safe for these children to eat. If peanut butter Oreos are produced on the same production lines as regular Oreos, my family will also have to find an alternative to our favorite cookies. Surely it is possible for a diversified company like Nabisco to arrange to maintain the safety of regular Oreos manufacturing.
I urge you to consider this before regular production begins. If you simply cannot arrange to keep Oreos safe, please do the severely allergic children who love them the favor of clearly indicating that the production lines are shared. Otherwise, a favorite food which used to be safe may be the cause of a dreadful accident. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 2:30am
JoannaG's picture
Joined: 04/24/2001 - 09:00

Sent my email.
Also called Nabisco (Kraft) Canada yesterday.

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 2:46am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

This response is great!
OK, think back to last year re:Nestle Canada. The media got involved and the story of the "big bad candy company taking candy from our PA children" made the 6:00 news, and it made the national papers. We are dealing with the same issue here - taking a safe cookie and making it unsafe and thus out of our children's little hands - when their snack choice is limited to begin with.
The media has to get involved in this - it will make a huge difference. Plus, think of the publicity for us. If anyone in the U.S. is willing to contact the media about this issue, please call (edited)or email to set up a more convenient time at Chris PeanutAllergy.Com ). Or, just contact the media directly on your own behalf - whatever you are comfortable with. I feel with Chris's backing, we have a better chance at making this national news.
I feel the Canadian Nestle issue blew the lid off our Canadian plight with food companies, labelling and safety issues - will this Nabisco/Oreo issue do the same for Americans?

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 2:58am
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Cayley's Mom, I just sent my e-mail as well.
I'm angry because I just can't believe that someone feels we need a pb Oreo cookie [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
I truly believe that we, as Canadians, must help our American friends as much as possible with this one because I really believe it was THEIR input last year that got Nestle to change their minds. Yes, Canadians did work hard to get them to change their position as well as different allergy associations in Canada. But to receive e-mails from people in America, who can't even buy Smarties or other Nestle "safe" products, really must have made them sit up and think. And, also recognize us as the strong community that we can be.
Of course, I'll post the response I get from them, if any.
As everyone knows, I've always hated pb, and I just can't imagine a pb Oreo. Yuck.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


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