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Posted on: Wed, 04/10/2002 - 11:42pm
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Sent my e-mail off today. Remember Nestle Canada(thanks to all our American friends who contacted them) no one thought we had a chance of reversing their decision!
Strength in numbers, if we keep this up they will have to take notice! Anyone have any media contacts over there? Nestle started to listen when the media got involved here in Canada and portrayed them in a not so nice way.
Keep it up!
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Katiee (Wade's mom)

Posted on: Thu, 04/11/2002 - 12:02am
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Cindy and erik,
In Cayley's thread "New PB Oreo's campaign to keep reg.oreo's safe", I wrote that I sent Nabisco an e-mail requesting a tour because I have a group interested in their sanitization procedures. I still haven't received a response from them regarding that or the cookies.
Since Erik lives right there this would be great for him to go on a tour (spy camera glasses)wired up to take recordings...he could be our James Bond [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 04/11/2002 - 8:40am
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Well, I heard back from Nabisco. I received the exact same response that "Natural" received. Looks like they are sending out form responses that aren't very specific. Anyways, I felt compelled to respond and let them know they have lost a customer. Here is my response I sent:
"Thank you for your reply. Although you didn't specifically state it, it sounds like you just clean in between runs. Unfortunately, we cannot take that kind of a risk. There is always a possibility that the lines were not cleaned properly. It only takes an incredibly tiny amount of the peanut allergen to be there and my child could have a fatal reaction. I'm sorry to say that we can no longer buy any of your products until we are assured that your products are run on dedicated lines."

Posted on: Thu, 04/11/2002 - 10:53am
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I guess my big concern about the whole pb oreos thing is that if they are running oreos, chances are that they are doing all flavors in the same plant at the same time. I already know that they do not have dedicated lines and they do make an effort to label anytime they cannot assure a "safe" product. I take that minute risk every time I give Patricia an oreo. After all, Nabisco does do nutter butters and pb sandwich ritz. (We don't do mini oreos anymore because of the mini pb ritz thing.) I just feel that if they start doing pb oreos, the risk will go way up.
My comfort zone is a lot looser than it used to be. I'm just as careful, just less anal about it. I think that when we speak to Nabisco about the pb oreos thing, we need to be clear about why we are so freaked out -- that we feel that it increases the risk of cross-contamination.
We would all like the American love affair with peanut butter to go sour. We would all also like companies to be completely open and honest. But let's at least set a standard that we are going to push for. What are we going to set it at? Totally dedicated lines? No pb oreos? Honest labeling? Honest info about what is run on particular lines? I think we will be most efficient if we are all pushing for a specific standard.
Just my $.02.
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 04/11/2002 - 9:43pm
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Here is my e-mail:
Hello. I have just learned that all Nabisco products are made on shared lines. This concerns me because I am the parent of a peanut/tree nut allergic child.
My request is that Nabisco begin to label such information clearly on all products. Perhaps: "This product is made on shared lines with products that contain peanuts/tree nuts." (Of course, ANY of the top 8 allergens should be listed in such a fashion.)
I understand that when the machines are "cleaned thoroughly" between products, NABISCO feels it is not necessary to label the possibility of cross-contamination. As the parent of a severely food allergic child, I can tell you that it is absolutely necessary for me to know that bit of information! If the label clearly states the real risk involved, I can better choose whether or not I can safely take that risk for MY child and buy that product.
With Nabisco's current labeling procedure, I feel that the COMPANY is choosing whether or not the product is safe for my child (and hundreds of thousands of others). THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE.
PLEASE, seriously consider improving Nabisco's labeling procedure - for the safety of your valued customers.
Thank you.
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I'll post whatever reply I get.
Take care,
Tammy

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 6:53am
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Thanks Tammy, for stating our feelings so eloquently!!
This has been EXACTLY what has me so enraged in the past month- the reponses I have been getting are just utterly unrelated to what I have been asking... the companies are taking the power to make well-considered decisions about this out of my control.
Maybe FAAN likes this "we use GMP, no cross-contamination here" business- but I don't.

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 6:57am
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I have written to Susan Dominus, who wrote the Food Allergy Prison article for the New York Times Magazine last August. Having the Times do a follow up to this is really a long shot, but I figured, what the heck.
Wouldn't a little exploration into Nabisco by the NYT be sweet? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 04/13/2002 - 10:46pm
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i yust wright to Nabisco lets hope it helps good luck Thomas and Marina

Posted on: Wed, 04/17/2002 - 3:21am
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Here is the response I received from Kraft Kitchens Canada to my e-mail (posted above).
I am really ticked off because they didn't address my particular concerns or even answer my question about the supposed concrete barrier in the Mr. Christie's plant. I now have to pull off my e-mail from here and e-mail it to them again. A generic e-mail, I hate it! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 04/17/2002 - 5:16am
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<p>Sent my e-mail today.</p>
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Stay Safe,<br />
Fran</p>

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