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Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 11:20pm
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I also sent a request for info. I suggested they make a public release as this is very upsetting to everyone dealing with a peanut allergy.

Posted on: Sun, 02/26/2006 - 5:42am
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Joined: 11/02/2000 - 09:00

However it happened, I hope they get an answer. DS8 has already said, "How can trust ANY of the Nestle chocolate bars now?" Smart boy.

Posted on: Sun, 02/26/2006 - 8:50am
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teacher, good thinking on the part of your son. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I didn't tell my guy.
I'll use another company as an example - Chapman's. All of our friends and family know that Chapman's (and only certain kinds) are the only "safe" ice cream that Jesse can have in Canada. There's a very clear "peanut free" logo on the brick.
So, if someone had a PA reaction to their PA safe ice cream, clearly marked with the logo, I would think that there *might* be he** to pay with the company. KWIM?
I do think that because Nestle was so receptive to us, as a group, years ago, that they will give us an answer as to how this could have possibly happened.
I posted a couple of weeks ago about another cookie company I've found that has a "peanut free" logo (Lady Sarah). More and more companies are doing this and for us, the PA consumers (or parents of PA children), it has always been something that gave us a sense of relief almost. I don't know how quite to explain it (moreso than my usual self [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ), but if we can't trust the manufacturers who do go out of their way to label in this regard, then who can we trust?
I feel confident that Nestle will provide an answer even if it means they have to admit that hey, they bugged up big time somehow.
Again, I only get that sense, and could be totally wrong, but from how they did really *hear* us as a community and consumers years ago.
I don't think I'm going to tell my son (he's 10 and certainly could hear the information), but just why give him something else to consider or worry about.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
"That was Polanski. Nicholson got his nose cut."

Posted on: Sun, 02/26/2006 - 8:59am
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Joined: 04/20/2001 - 09:00

I have told my son that he shouldn't eat Coffee Crisp Minis for now until we find out what happened. That way if someone does have one of the bars from the affected batch (and it was only one batch) then we won't have a problem.

Posted on: Sun, 02/26/2006 - 11:31am
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Joined: 02/06/2006 - 09:00

My sister works for Cadbury and I asked her about this. She says that it is possible that one of the suppliers of the ingredients could have "messed up" and that the process/production could still be peanut free. For instance, Allan candies (Fuzzy Peaches, Swedish Berries etc.) are processed in a nut free facility. But the suppliers of the ingredients will not guarantee their products are nut free and therefore the product is not "Nut Free". She said she would ask around and see if she could find out for sure....this was just a guess on her part.

Posted on: Sun, 02/26/2006 - 1:40pm
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Joined: 11/02/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by csc:
[b]I didn't tell my guy.
I don't think I'm going to tell my son (he's 10 and certainly could hear the information), but just why give him something else to consider or worry about.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
csc, I felt I really needed to tell DS because if he is offered a Coffee Crisp at school tomorrow, he'll know it's something he can eat without question. Especially the "Favorites."
He's SO good at checking with me about absolutely everything, but I have put 100% trust in the Nestle's Favorites and so has he.
I agree with your comments about all the companies now labelling as peanut free.
I'm sure Nestle will step up to the plate on this. I really hope it's some kind of issue unrelated to their plant, though.

Posted on: Sun, 02/26/2006 - 10:53pm
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Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

Does NEstle make these coffee crsip mins at another factory also? I was thinking maybe the wrong labels where sent to the wrong place, but probably not right?

Posted on: Sun, 02/26/2006 - 11:06pm
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Joined: 09/17/2005 - 09:00

I posted this topic on Recalls also.
The product was distributed on June 29/2005 in the small assorted bags until April 29/2006. Nestle notified the Canadian Food inspection and the Allergy and Asthma Association.
I called the BT tv station and they put it on the air at 8:30am this morning. He was very happy I gave him the information.
I spoke to the CFI and they said they were notified but have no control as to whether the press releases the information. She said it was "freedom of speech". She did not agree with this policy either.
That's why I called the television station directly.
It was aired 35 minutes after I called.

Posted on: Sun, 02/26/2006 - 11:32pm
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Does anyone know the protocol of a recall?
I know that the woman that reported the reaction believes it was the Nestle bar that caused it. She contacted the CFIA, who went and picked up the remainder from her. I think the CFIA contacted Nestle (I'm not sure if the woman did.)
Would Nestle make the recall before any tests came back positive for peanut protein?
I'm sure I read that when a product actually says *peanut free* as these bars do, the company gets letters from their suppliers guaranteeing peanut free ingredients. So, therefore, contamination shouldn't have happened even before the ingredients were in the possession of Nestle.

Posted on: Mon, 02/27/2006 - 12:12am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

They make Coffee Crisp beans and Coffee Crisp Valentine hearts in other facilities.
But the Coffee Crisp mini bars are only made in the nut-free/peanut-free facility so it's difficult to think of how any peanut contamination could occur (if there was any peanut contamination - we still don't know the details as Nestle says they are currently investigating).
Until I know the details I won't pass judgement.. everyone was upset about the finger in the Wendy's chili, but in the end it was shown that Wendy's was not guilty at all.


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