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Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 12:29am
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Also, for future letters, you can include another company along with Proctor & Gamble that has come to our board to post - HASBRO was very good about posting information about the saftey of Playdoh when there were rumors that it has peanut products in it.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 12:50am
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Be sure to post what you would like everyone to do on the new "Actions" Discussion board forum. I will move this new "Action" board up to the number three spot on our list of boards now.
Keep up the good work! Together we are making a difference! I wrote on my first post on the "Action" Discussion Board some tips I think may help, your thoughts on how we should use this new "Action" board are welcomed and encouraged. Just post your thoughts on the new "Action" board if you want them public or you can send me an email if you would rather not post your thoughts for everyone to see.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 1:05am
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brenda! Thanks so much for pointing out that we have had other companies posting to address our concerns.
I did a search for the original HASBRO post, and found it (posted by Bonnie, a CSR for HASBRO) and I also found a post by "Creative Classroom Magazine" who posted about our concerns that they had published an article which made light of PA. It is amazing how direct postings can clear up so many misunderstandings.
Can anyone else remember the name of a company who came to our web site to post? Brenda, they would indeed be valuable additions to future email campaigns. Great idea!
I have copied the thread addresses for the above company posts and I will start a new thread in the "Action" Forum. Perhaps we can compile an impressive list!

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 1:09am
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I e-mailed Kelloggs last night and they sent the tracking number, then this morning sent an e-mail asking I call them with my concerns.
I called right away. The number was 1-800-962-0052, but that didnt' work so I called 1-800-962-1413 and they transfered me.
I spoke to a woman named Pat. She expained in great detail which products were safe. The ones labeled under the Best Before date as KB or KL since those are the nutfree plants. KM is not nutfree. She explained that the Nutrigrain bars are made in a nutfree plant along with the Original Rice Krispies treats. I had thought those would be unsafe knowing that they made ones with peanut butter. I have four boxes of cereal made in the nutfree plants right now, and two from the other. They do make Frosted Flakes at the KL plant, so it is possible to get those. I am receiving some recipes and coupons from the company now.
I explained how the Quaker company responded to me several years back and they were shocked. I will call the Quaker company this week and see what kind of response I get from them now. Also see what they do for peanut allergies and if they have any safer practices then two in a half years ago.
I am quite pleased with the Kelloggs companies response. Now to work on getting the information out to everyone.
Thank you for your ideas.
Cindy Sandberg
Mom of Saphyre, my allergy child.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 2:15am
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That is exactly the same response we have all been getting for some time. Yes it's nice that they know which products are safe. What we need to impress upon them is that using an internal labeling code for a production plant is NOT allergy labeling.
What percentage of PA afflicted people are not on this site to learn this silly labeling convention? We want them to label clearly on their packages whether or not there is any chance of peanut content in that particular product. My son was PA for over a year before I even visited this site and learned of these labeling problems.
Let's keep the emails and phone calls going as follow-up to their responses. Change is needed desperately.
Go Team PA!

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 6:42am
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I received a fast response to my email. However, they failed to mention the coding KB or KL (I hope that is right). They did mention they would send me information on their products in the mail. There was really no other useful info mentioned.
Deanna

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 7:18am
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Please let's keep writing to Kellogs, I have that silly code taped on my cupboard door. This system is not user-friendly, the more simple the labelling the better as far as I'm concerned!

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 9:41am
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I wouldn't be too hard on Kelloggs for their "silly labeling"! The code they use is not intended as an allergy label. I for one am very grateful that Kelloggs HAS peanut/nut free plants. How many other companies can you say that for (especially cereal companies)??? As others have mentioned, they are very allergy aware and I always find them very helpful on the phone. You can not say that about a lot of other companies. Yes, it would be more convenient if Kellogg's had a label that made it easier to identify the peanut/nut free plants, but I would rather see a focus on the companies who aren't allergy aware, don't have dedicated lines or plants and don't label at all.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 11:21am
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brenda - just to futher explain why we choose Kelloggs. They ARE a great company, and once they post, we will have one more company "on board" so to speak.
If we can get responsible companies, like Kelloggs, to address our concerns and questions, we can then focus on the "bad" companies.
Our email to the less allergy-aware can include Kelloggs, Proctor & Gamble, Hasbro, etc, etc, as examples of companies who "do the right thing" by food allergic people.
The companies we've all had problems with are going to be a challenge, no question about it, so we've picked a relatively co-operative company to start with, just to see how this will work.
Don't worry! The "bad" companies will be addressed, as soon as we get a bit more experienced at doing this sort of thing! But I feel it would be discouraging to go after the tough ones first - surefire disappointment. It's tough to get organized like this, and I'd like to commend everyone - especially the ones who have come forth with concerns and questions - for trying to make a difference.
It's not going to happen tomorrow, but hopefully we ALL can make it happen sooner, rather than later!

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2001 - 6:48am
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My reply from Kellogs
"Thanks for your e-mail of 3/28/01, 2:31:16 PM. In order to provide an appropriate response, we need to do some further research. We apologize for the delay but promise that someone will get back to you in 7-10 days (or sooner, if at all possible)."
Sounds encouraging!
[This message has been edited by EILEEN (edited March 28, 2001).]

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